The Brooklyn Barge
Floating bar on the East River, small selection of craft but great views. Summer only, and closed whenever there is wet weather.
Directions - G train to Greenpoint Avenue, exit from the south (Greenpoint Avenue) end, walk south briefly, turn right on Milton Street and continue from the end of the street down the alleyway that is slightly offset to the right of the Greenpoint Terminal Market warehouse. At the end of the alleyway bear to the right and you will see the barge moored on the river. FROM THE EAST RIVER FERRY at Greenpoint Landing, walk east, take the first right on West Street to just before the Greenpoint Terminal Market warehouse then as above.
One of the most unusual drinking experiences in NYC is The Brooklyn Barge, which is what it says. Floating on the shore of the East River, there is a great view of the Manhattan skyline. The beer selection has a small range of craft beers, nothing too rare. Note the map is not quite accurate for this entry as the address is subjective. (7/2016) UPDATE: Note The Brooklyn Barge is only open until Halloween 2017, and should return around Easter 2018. It does not open on rainy days due to the open nature of the vessel. (8/2017)
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