It’s true that spring still feels a long way off. But the announcement of a forthcoming seasonal drinking spot is a nice reminder that this seemingly invincible frozen snow isn’t going to last forever.
A floating bar is set to open on the Greenpoint waterfront in the form of a barge moored at 91 West Street, just by Transmitter Park.
Brooklyn Barge Bar is being pioneered by a chap named Will Drawbridge (yup…real name) who, pending a liquor license, plans to be serving food and drinks on his stationary barge from as early as May 1st.
There will be space to seat around 100 punters, with additional seating on the land. In the fullness of time Drawbridge says he hopes to use the space to develop a community hub, with talk of fitness classes, a farmers market, art displays, and storage space for kayaks.
In an interview with DNA info Drawbridge says “A lot of people don’t necessarily think, ‘Let’s go out to the Greenpoint waterfront’. We want to change that perception. It’s got some of the nicest views in the city.” (Yes, we know….now bang goes those quiet afternoons reading in the park with an Ovenly cookie and the view to ourselves…)
On the upside, visitors to Transmitter Park will reportedly have access to the bar’s bathrooms which is handy in the otherwise toilet-less surroundings. And come to think of it, perhaps the idea of a sunset G&T after a hard afternoon’s lounging is actually rather appealing…