People are still buzzing about the "new Brooklyn," where each artisan establishment seems to out-craft the next. And the Wythe—near the Williamsburg riverfront—has become the crown jewel of the borough's renaissance. Converted from a 1901 factory, the 72 rooms inside are studies in restraint, with original cast-iron columns, salvaged-timber-beamed ceilings, and cement floors (thankfully heated on colder nights). Details are steadfastly local, from toile wallpaper that evokes the cityscape to the small-batch brews in the mini-bars. Downstairs at Reynard restaurant, the tattooed staff serves farm-to-table dishes, but if it's the hipster scene you've come for, the Ides rooftop bar will deliver in spades.