Kick off your day with a bacon, egg and cheese pie here at Banter Bar, which has 24 beers on tap and a serious soccer obsession. “We open at 7:30 a.m. Saturdays and 7 a.m. Sundays, if the English Premier League is on,” says co-owner Conor Carolan. “We get packed regardless of the hour for the bigger games.” Whether it’s the lively international crowd, the flawlessly placed flat-screens, the 22-ounce perfect pour on the Guinness or just the fact that they give you an excuse to go to a bar really early, there’s tons to love about Banter. "For the World Cup we did a Banter Beer Passport featuring beers from the 32 countries – well, nearly. We found beers from 28 and got creative with the rest."
"Friendly groups of expats and soccer fans head to this spacious, European-style public house to cheer on their footy teams"
"Now that NBC’s rights deal with the English Premier League has gone through, you could watch every game from bed if you wanted (especially nice for those 7:45 a.m. kick-offs). But with a bar like Banter in Williamsburg, why would you want to?"
Timeout New York
Where to drink this week: Banter
A craft-beer bar for footy fanatics.
By Chris Schonberger
June 2011 http://newyork.timeout.com/restaurants-bars/bars/1490803/where-to-drink-this-week-banter
"Effortlessly blends Brooklyn style with a British Isles sensibility in a space that’s both hospitable to locals and inviting to an international crowd…"
"The 60-seat drinks den—featuring three screens, a stately copper bar and a brass chandelier—doubles as a serious beer haven."
"This big new bar on hip Havemeyer Street in Williamsburg features a state-of-the-art tap system that delivers its 24 draft beers at the perfect chilled temperature." https://gothamist.com/food/new-restaurant-and-bar-radar-williamsburgs-bumping-edition#photo-6