Sugarburg is certainly a family affair. The restaurant and bar are run by three brothers- Matt, Adam, and David Urbanos. They wanted to create a neighborhood bar in Williamsburg, where they all reside and Sugarburg is the result.
Opened three years ago, Sugarburg presides on a very busy Williamsburg corner and plays host to locals in the neighborhood and beer connoisseurs who have discovered their serious tap list.
Craft beer is certainly not the only thing on offer, but we begin our updated Brewed in Brooklyn tour here to talk about both the history of the neighborhood, the changing local beer scene, and taste some of what Sugarburg is currently pouring.
In addition to always having some fresh local brews (like Five Boroughs and Interboro), the gang also curates an excellent whiskey and cocktail list. If you're here on the early side (we never think it's too early for beer), you can visit the espresso bar which uses local beans from Brooklyn Roasting Company. And when you get hungry David and his brother were inspired by a trip to Montreal where poutine was a natural foil to the booze. So the menu here features hearty gut busters like gravy smothered poutine, mac and cheese, and fried cheese curds
The name Sugarburg is actually a nod to history when Williamsburg was sometimes nicknamed Sugarburg due to the iconic sugar factories that once lined the waterways in the neighborhood. Today Sugarburg is keeping the sweet and historic vibes alive.
We love supporting family businesses and this is one of the best in the neighborhood. Even most of the artwork was done by friends of the owners. Sugarburg has been embraced by the community and focuses on satisfying bar food along with an excellent selection of local booze. No wonder it's always a hit on our beer tours.
519 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211