I posted this in the general NYC forum but probably should have put it here:
I'll be in NYC for a few nights in mid-September. I'm staying in Manhattan but would like to explore Brooklyn, including some nightlife. I get the idea that there are a lot of bars in Williamsburg but I'd welcome any advice about particular bars or other neighborhoods. I'm not looking for a specific type of bar, just a cool place with no attitude - could be a dive, a beer bar, or plain neighborhood bar. The kind of place where you can walk in, grab a bar stool and feel comfortable. No nightclubs or meat markets. Thanks.