With one of the most astounding views of Manhattan’s skyline, The Brooklyn Barge, in Greenpoint, is one of our favorite spots to go.
The place is totally off-the-beaten-track, just like we love.
Even getting their (at night) looks a bit sketchy since you need to walk through a long, dark alley, with huge warehouses on both sides and abandoned old cars. We even found an abandoned yellow cab that reminded us of the movie "The Bone Collector". We love it!
The place is quite big, with huge communal wooden tables that accommodates big parties.
Drinks are served on a floating deck that looks like a boat. If you pay attention, you can slightly feel the rocking of the platform on the water.
They serve a few dishes like: Tacos with different fillings (Garlic Shrimp/Adobo Chicken/Chipotle Pork/Grilled Fish/Marinated Skirt Steak), one the most amazing Fries you will ever eat, Guacamole with Pickled Jalapeño, Grilled and Chilled Corn in a Cup (yummy!), Hotdogs, Harpooned Shrimp, a couple salad options, a few sandwiches including a Veggie Burger for Vegetarians (like us!) and to finish in great style…churros for dessert!
During the Summer, they offer during the day super cool Kayak and Stand Up Paddle Boarding lessons (from 10am - sunset).
Sunsets there are a-m-a-z-i-n-g, so you can go there during the day, and if you're the type that can continue having fun for hours and hours, stay there to check out their nightlife!
They are opened 7 days a week!
- Monday - Tuesday 4pm - close
- Wednesday - Sunday - 11am - 1am
Location: 3 Milton Street, Greenpoint (a short walk from the Greenpoint Avenue station off the G Line)
Photo Credits: Courtesy of The Brooklyn Barge and Matt Harrington with Radeberger Pilsner USA.