Image: Brooklyn Barge/Instagram

The Brooklyn Barge (3 West Street, at Milton) finally opened yesterday for its third season. This is Greenpoint’s only waterfront bar with unbeatable views of Manhattan. It’s the kind of place you can round up a dozen friends last minute or bring a date to watch the sunset and twinkling skyline after dark. You can enjoy ten beers on tap (half of which are local to NY), sample the shared bites menu or go with their signature Barge Tacos or Burger. There’s something for everyone including veggie and gluten-free options.

The launch of the NYC Ferry service (which had prices drop down to $2.75 one-way) will surely increase traffic from Manhattan to Greenpoint foreshadowing the imminent boom of housing along West Street. As a result, we should probably expect bigger crowds at the Barge this season.

For this season, the bar and grill has upgraded its bathroom facilities, put in new landscaping and now has a permit to play music until closing. The late-night music may be a concern for some nearby residents, but The Barge’s commitment to the community suggests that hopefully they will be good neighbors. They’ve historically been supportive of many East River restoration projects. One program, The Billion Oyster Project, is committed to restoring the live oyster population to Greenpoint through educational programs. In addition, they’ve opened up their facilities to other programs including catch-and-release fishing, kayaking and SUP.

Sunset from the Barge. Photo: Megan Penmann

Ferry, bike or walk your hot body on over to the Brooklyn Barge for a cool breeze, cold beer and bite from the kitchen. Day or night this is the opening you have waited all winter for!

The Brooklyn Barge is located down the path towards the water between the two warehouses at the intersection of West Street and Milton Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.


The Brooklyn Barge | 3 Milton St. (on the water)
Monday & Tuesday: 4pm-close
Wednesday-Sunday: 11am-1am

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