In recent years, Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg has turned into a Hotel District of sorts, and each spot has inevitably conceived their own version of a rooftop watering hole. But we can't deny the fact that the Wythe Hotel was, and remains, the OG. Back when it opened in 2012, it was the first hot spot in the area to offer a bar with elevated views of the hood and Manhattan skyline across the water. But we'll be honest, it needed a bit of a facelift.
Formerly known as The Ides, the Wythe's rooftop lounge has now gotten a much-deserved revamp thanks to Jon Neidich and his team at Golden Age Hospitality (the guys behind Acme, Tijuana Picnic, and The Happiest Hour). Behold, Lemon's! Inspired by the sun-kissed coasts of Italy, the new go-to boasts breezy new interiors that transport you out of Brooklyn to Positano or Amalfi.
Conceived with chefs Aidan O’Neal and Jake Leiber (Chez Ma Tante) along with beverage gurus Jim Kearns (Happiest Hour, Slowly Shirley) and Christine Kang (Soho House), the menu is sure to quench your warm weather cravings this summer and beyond. From the low ABV selection of spritzes (don't miss the the "Capri, Son" made with tequila, grapefruit, calamansi and honey topped with sparkling wine), to the perfectly indulgent Euro-style small plates, this spot has everything you need for the ideal staycay drinking day.
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Lemon's at The Wythe Hotel, 80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn