5.2 out of 10

North 8th St, Williamsburg

Ranked 38th best street in Williamsburg
40.7177874220317 -73.9561654782884
Great for
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Schools
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students


2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5

"Loud and Raucous"

North 8th is kind of a hell hole as far as living goes. It's right in the mix of all of the hipsters, wannabe hipsters, and Pratt turds. It's a really young part of the neighborhood and the attitude doesn't seem to dissipate even as you get back toward Lorimer and away from the Bedford stop. The housing is a mix of railroads, walk ups and condos, but nothing is big in this area. And, it is loud and dirty as all get out. No one appears to have any sort of job in this area so the party goes on 7 days a week. There are a couple of cool places to hang out on North 8th, but as far as living, I would only recommend it for students or 23 year olds that are in a band.
Brooklyn Winery is on North 8th at Driggs and this place is pretty cool. It's laid back and you can get fantastic wine without snobby wine people around. Well, ok, everyone in Williamsburg is snobby, but relatively speaking. . . . There are also $20 bottle nights pretty often. The place is dark and cool and I like it a lot. On the flip side of Brooklyn Winery, Rock n' Raw is also on 8th (at Bedford or so). This place is douche central, to me. I respect a person's choice to be vegan . . but raw? Aw, come on!! If you want to do some self-important people watching, then Rock n' Raw is the spot. I would just get nice and tipsy before I did it. There's another couple of bars up 8th toward the water. They're K and M and Abbey. I'm gonna be honest, I've never been to either of them and I don't know anyone who has. But, if you end up living on North 8th, they hey, why the heck not? Brooklyn Ale House is at 8th and Berry and that place is just ok. There are other beer places, like Radegaast, that are close enough that I always pass this place up.
I like the bar scene around North 8th but I guess I'm just not a huge fan of the Bedford scene. Having said that, it is incredibly lively around N 8th and if I were young, I would love this part of Williamsburg.
Oh, sidenote, I'm pretty sure the entrance to the East River Park is on North 8th and Kent which is somewhat of a godsend in the spring and summer.
  • Some cool bars
  • Dirty
  • Loud
  • Hipsters
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Close to the action, far from the noise"

North Eighth is pretty quiet, there are occasional shops but nothing that a tourist would be dying to visit. It’s a great street to live on if you’re looking to be around bars and restaurants, but not suffer from a lack of sleep at night. There is a children’s clothing shop on the street, and the standard array of corner stores and coffee places.

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