Despite 38 television sets, 10-cent wing nights*, 48 tap beers plus nearly 80 bottles, the owners of Croxley Abbey in Williamsburg — the sixth location in the Croxley Ales chain of sports bars — say they’re not trying to appeal to frat guys.
“Part of the logo is, ‘No Bud, No Coors, No Miller,'” said chef Ed Davis. “The strollers and the Bugaboos were coming in at like noon for brunch. 3:30 Saturday afternoon, 35 people came in from some sort of spin class, which was cool.”
The menu emphasizes Belgian cuisine: there are six different mussel presentations, each served in a two-pound pot with a side of frites and mayo. Other offerings include nachos, fried zucchini, a knackwurst sandwich, kips, Shepherd’s pie and eight burgers.
The lease for the old Mercat Negre space was signed back in August of 2011. “With all the building and just waiting ‘til all the permits were in, everything was just so backlogged it just took forever for things to sort of process,” Davis said. But now the site boasts an open kitchen, mahogany floors, a cararra marble bar top, and seating for 234. Seetin Design, Croxley Abbey’s neighbor, made the the steel picnic tables, which weigh 3,000 pounds and were forklifted in.
* Wing nights are Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday from noon to 5 p.m., all of Sunday: must order at least 10 wings, with additional ones in increments of 5; mandatory 18 percent gratuity; no doggie bags or there’s a charge, etc. etc.
Croxley Abbey, 63 Grand Street nr. Wythe Ave. in Williamsburg, 718-387-4290, open Mon. to Thurs. from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., Fri. 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., and Sat. to Sun. 12 p.m.-2 a.m.