Battery Harris

Restaurants , Caribbean Williamsburg
  • 4 out of 5 stars
(9 user reviews)
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Battery Harris
Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

Vets of Village Pourhouse and the Taïm truck turn to Caribbean comfort food and Latin cocktails with this 144-seat bar. The Queens-born owners pay tribute to the Rockaways with the name—a nod to an abandoned beach bunker in Fort Tilden park—and shore-inspired decor, including colorful stained-wood interiors, a transparent geometric roof and a wraparound deck. Richard Gibbs (Caracas Arepa Bar) dispatches spiced plates like jerk chicken wings, jalapeño mac-and-cheese pie and roasted-corn-and-cabbage slaw tossed in a Scotch-bonnet vinaigrette. Rum-heavy tipples include the Double Impact (lemon, kumquat shrub, vanilla and orange-blossom water) and the Quest (lime, basil and Angostura bitters). Also on offer: nearly 20 domestic beers and four wines on tap.

Venue name: Battery Harris
Contact:
Address: 64 Frost St
Brooklyn
11211
Cross street: at Meeker Ave
Opening hours: Mon–Wed 5pm–2am; Thu, Fri 5pm–4am; Sat 11am–4am; Sun 11am–2am
Transport: Subway: L to Lorimer St; L to Graham Ave; G to Metropolitan Av
Price: Average drink: $7. Disc, MC, V
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Average User Rating

4 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:6
  • 4 star:1
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:2
LiveReviews|9
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lily r
tastemaker

Jerk chicken nachos are my new favorite Sunday tradition. Seriously, do not get the nachos without the jerk chicken - if you're a vegetarian or vegan just take the day off - it is worth the health issues, moral dilemma and guilt (assuming this is what one feels in that predicament). I love the chilled out laid back setting here and the colorful decor - plus there are games! This is a place you could come with a big group and just chill out. 

Andrew M

Some of the best jerk chicken in Brooklyn, in my opinion. I've never had anything on this menu, food or drink, that wasn't delicious. Highly recommend. 

Kathleen F

Unfortunately, my experience at Battery Harris has prompted me to write my first ever online review. This place is getting the minimum amount of stars for the way they handled a situation last night. The place was crowded - the bouncer letting people in even said it was far more busy than usual because of a few large parties. While on the dance floor, my friend bumped into a guy who then tried to dance with her. She told him sorry but she wasn't interested. That should have been the end, instead the guy comes back to her a minute later telling her off and saying that she danced into him and what she said was rude. Even when my friend said sorry it was an accident but she just wasn't interested to that, he wouldn't leave her alone. After that, we told him less politely to go away. He then proceeded to physically grab her neck to get her attention (at that point we were trying to ignore him). We told him even less politely to really go away. He then proceeded to start arguing with us and with a guy friend of ours about the situation. When one of the security people came over, he quickly assessed the situation (1 drunk raving guy with a bruised ego, 2 girls trying to just be on the dancefloor, and 1 guy trying to defend the girls) and decided it was the girls' fault. When I told him (calmly) that the guy had physically grabbed my friend's neck, he told me "don't overreact." Meanwhile, the guy who is arguing and yelling (the only one yelling) because he was told "sorry, no thanks" by my friend was clearly having the perfect level of rational reaction, but the girls who were telling a guy who wouldn't go away to leave were overreacting.  (This guy also continued to linger near our group, ranting about the situation for approximately the next hour and a half after it happened.) The truly unfortunate part (and the reason for the bad review) is that a security guard, who is supposed to make the establishment safe, condoned a man grabbing a woman aggressively, after she has already said no to him, and placed the blame on the woman. That is not a safe space for women, if when you blatantly say no to a man and he puts his hands on you, you're still overreacting and at fault when the man gets angry.

Christa Sully
tastemaker

Battery Harris is an ideal summer spot. Great Caribbean food, good music, outdoor space and frozen drinks. I actually avoid this place during the winter only because it makes me upset that it's not summer...


Great for day drinking and DJs play on the weekend, so it's perfect for whatever you're looking for. 

Tazi Phillips
moderator

I love this place! The coastal-inspired design is the perfect hangout in the summer with an open layout, wraparound deck, palm trees and geometric transparent roof. On one side of the bar patrons can sit outside while sipping boozy frozen slushies, while the other half can pony up inside under a massive skylight. Try items off their Caribbean-style menu and dance the night away on nights with DJs!

Tom Freeman

went by last night. was awesome. was a few bdays happening and everyone was in high spirits. Just a fun night. everyone was in the yard mostly but the inside looked cozy for when its not crazy hot summertime.