Westlight, Williamsburg

I’m a Williamsburg local, but can you believe? Last night was my first “official” visit to Westlight, the popular rooftop bar/lounge at The William Vale Hotel, an iconic Williamsburg hotel.

I’ve been here very briefly just once, just to look at the view for about 5 minutes, and left without having any drinks because the place was too packed. And whenever I tried to visit after that, the line to the rooftop was always insanely long, which turned me off each time completely.

But last night, I tried again with a couple of my co-workers and was so happy to find out there was no line at all! Yay, finally!ย ๐Ÿคฃย We couldn’t get a table outside (saved for people who had made reservations ahead of time, obviously #SMH๐Ÿ˜‘) but we could get a decent table inside. I just stayed inside instead of going outside to enjoy the view, because staying inside was honestly enough.

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The decors, lighting, and the atmosphere were all so perfect

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Their menus are so cute. And everything sounded so good!
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My first drink was Simpatico (the orange drink), which had Macchu Pisco, Aperol, Strawberry Lime, and North Fork Sparkling Rose. It was a good fruity cocktail with a slightly spicy kick.
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For the second drink, I ordered Sanshi Slip, which hadย Scotch, Banana, Brookly Roasters Cold Brew, and Coconut. This was my favorite!! It kind of reminded me of Kahlua Milk.

 

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The first bite we ordered: Crispy Potato Skins. They were filled with Yuzu Hollandaise and topped off with Kaluga Caviar.
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Bite number two, Kurobuta Baby Back Ribs with Crispy Peanut and Cumin.ย Not a big fan of cumin, but these were super good!
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Just in time for sunset! So gorgeous

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