William Drawbridge joins the grand tradition of floating boîtes (The Frying Pan, Grand Banks) with this permanently docked 100-person barge, offering seating onboard and on land. Cocktails play on summery classics, including the Barg-elata (pilsner, lime, Chamoy hot sauce) and a Salty Spotted Chihuahua sloshed with tequila, lemonade and blueberries. Beyond booze, find straightforward fare like a sirloin burger on brioche, skirt-steak sandwiches with BBQ sauce and salmon fillets with lemon-citrus glaze. But the barge is set to be more than just a scenic space for outdoor dining and drinking: The team is also offering maritime programs such as kayaking, sailing, stand-up paddleboarding and community fishing.
|Venue name:||Brooklyn Barge Bar||Contact:|
3 Milton St
|Cross street:||at West St|
|Opening hours:||Daily 11:30am–2am|
|Transport:||Subway: G to Greenpoint Ave|
|Price:||Average drink: $10. AmEx, MC, V.|
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It's out of the way from most crowds and has tons of space, not to mention it's right on the East River, literally, and you have the best views of the Manhattan skyline possible. Food and beer available, but the seller is the space.
Went to visit this summer. The views were unmatched, but the actual experience was a little bit less than spectacular. Everything online says the place takes cards (it doesn't, so bring cash). We had to use their $3.50 ATM, and then I ordered a Dark 'n Stormy (which is on their menu), and I actually have no clue what they gave me...it definitely wasn't anything like that, plus it was watered down. If you're going, drink beer.
The weather's getting warmer and the outdoor drinking circuit is dusting itself off for another season of fun in the sun. Located right on the East River, the Brooklyn Barge Bar is one of the best options for a stunning view of Midtown Manhattan from the east. The only knock is that it tends to get crowded quickly, but that's to be expected for a scenic outdoor location in the fair weather months. If you're a fan of the Frying Pan and other riverfront bars, this is another must-see venue for the summer.