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10 Best Bars in DUMBO

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Looking for the best bars in DUMBO, Brooklyn for a night out or just a casual cocktail or drink? We’ve got you covered in our guide to the best DUMBO bars and watering holes to check out.

Whether you’re looking for a swanky lounge for a cocktail, a cool beer hangout, casual bar, or a drink with the epic views DUMBO has to offer we have you covered.

This is your one-stop-shop for great drinks, good company, and views unlike any other.

BEST DUMBO BARS

Randolph Beer DUMBO bar in Brooklyn

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Randolph Beer DUMBO

If you’re looking for the perfect night out with a significant other or a group of friends, look no further. Randolph Beer offers DUMBO’s only self serve beer, skeeball, shuffleboard, and great eats for dinner and some of the best brunch in DUMBO!

While this is a great bar in DUMBO for beer lovers and aficionado, Randolph Beer does offer a great variety even if you’re not a beer lover.

Randolph Beer also carries an extensive list of wine and spirits to pair with their delicious menu items ranging from healthy protein-packed quinoa and salad bowls to bar munchies. The atmosphere here is very welcoming and has a cool industrial but very modern and sleek look and vibe going on here.

Enjoy a lively night or spend a beautiful day out on the outdoor side cafe at this DUMBO bar.

Located at 82 Prospect St, Randolph Beer is open Monday-Thursday 11 AM-12 AM, Friday-Saturday 11 AM-1 AM, and Sunday 11 AM-9 PM.

Things to know about Randolph Beer DUMBO:

  • Brunch is served daily 11 AM-5 PM
  • Randolph Beer is completely cashless
  • They take some reservations, but the space is pretty big so you should be okay
  • They have a full menu at the bar

Timeout Market New York Bar

Manhattan Bridge view from the rooftop at Timeout Market Place in DUMBO Brooklyn

One Viewpoint from Timeout New York DUMBO bar

The Timeout Market in DUMBO is undoubtedly one of our top picks for things to do in Brooklyn as well as DUMBO thanks to its prime location and has something for everyone here including one of the best views of Manhattan, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Manhattan Bridge.

Besides being a popular food hall with 21 different eateries to choose from. Timeout Market New York is one of the best DUMBO bars to check out.

There are actually a total of three bars in Timeout Market, but we urge you to go check out the breathtaking views at the rooftop bar, one of our top picks for best DUMBO Instagram spots too!

This DUMBO bar has windows overlooking Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge Park inside, and outside you can find some of the best views of the city. Pair some food made by top chefs with a refreshing cocktail and the Manhattan skyline.

In the winter, you can sit outside under the warmth of an igloo with this incredible setting. You can’t beat this DUMBO bar as it comes with great food and drinks, entertainment, and views you just can’t beat.

Timeout is located at Empire Stores, 55 Water St. The rooftop bar hours are Sunday-Thursday 12 PM-10 PM and Friday-Saturday 12 PM-11 PM.

Things to know about Timeout Market:

  • Gluten-free and vegan options widely available
  • Bars accept cash but eateries don’t
  • Weather permitting, the rooftop is open year-round
  • Timeout Market Cards are offered and can be used as cash, which are refillable

Pilot at Pier 6

 

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If you’re visiting Brooklyn in the summer, make sure to check out Pilot, the historical and seasonal oyster bar that serves, “nautically inspired cocktails.”

To enjoy this floating DUMBO bar you board a historic wooden schooner in the water for amazing views of the Manhattan skyline and some exquisite seafood.

Don’t miss the opportunity on a beautiful day to soak in the sun and a couple of delicious cocktails.

Located at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, keep an eye out for when the Pilot will be loading crew members for the season.

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Jack the Horse Tavern

Another fun DUMBO bar and one of our favorite restaurants in DUMBO is Jack the Horse Tavern inspired by Jack the Horse Lake in northern Minnesota.

Owners, Tim and Micki made their dreams come true by opening this friendly neighborhood tavern serving the community and visitors of DUMBO alike.

Dine in for brunch, dinner, drinks, or dessert at this clean and casual bar and restaurant.

The tavern is more upscale and a perfect place to bring a date, friend, or family for drinking, dining, or both. Their oysters and seafood are fan favorites.

This DUMBO bar is the perfect place to unwind after a day in the city. Find this spot at 66 Hicks St open Monday-Thursday 5:30 PM-10 PM, Friday-Saturday 5:30 PM-10:30 PM.

Sundays, brunch is served 11 AM-3 PM and dinner is 5 PM-9 PM.

DUMBO Happy Hour

Find yourself at the bar Monday-Friday 5:30 PM-7 PM for happy hour deals on drinks and light bites!

Harriet’s Rooftop & Lounge

1-Hotel-Brooklyn-Bridge-in-DUMBO-by-Katie-HinklePicked as one of our picks for most amazing things to do in DUMBO, Harriet’s Rooftop & Lounge is a spot you won’t want to miss.

This DUMBO bar is located in 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge with stunning views of the cityscape and bridges.

Harriet’s also includes an indoor lounge and an outdoor rooftop to enjoy on a beautiful Brooklyn day no matter the season. Choose from a long list of wine, beer, cocktails, or bottle service, and some delicious appetizers to pair it with.

Feel sophisticated and classy with your signature cocktail and spectacular views, but let loose with the live DJ!

Harriet’s Lounge is open:

  • Monday-Wednesday 5 PM-12 AM
  • Thursday 5 PM-2 AM
  • Friday 2 PM-2 AM
  • Saturday 12 PM-2 AM
  • Sunday 12 PM-12 AM

Harriet’s Rooftop is open Thursday-Sunday 12 PM-10 PM.

68 Jay Street Bar

This bar in DUMBO is definitely the perfect dive bar for a casual hang out spot for locals or people looking to grab a quick drink or a watering hole that’s laid back.

Unlike the other DUMBO bars which are a perfectly curated experience with its ambiance, view, or impressive decor. 68 Jay Street Bar has a more hanging out in someone’s house or basement bar vibe going on.

The atmosphere is very chill and the drinks are reasonably priced, something you don’t find often in this popular and trendy neighborhood.

Find this spot at 68 Jay St open every day at 2:30 PM.

DUMBO Happy Hour

Meet up with your coworkers at this DUMBO bar for their happy hour on Mondays through Fridays from 2:30 PM-7 PM for great drink specials, some are $5 or less.

Olympia Wine Bar

 

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Looking for a great DUMBO bar for wine lovers? Visit Olympia Wine Bar, a refined but still casual hangout serving tapas and small plates and offering a great wine selection.

This is a great place for a pre dinner or show glass of wine with friends, coworkers, a date, or even a business meeting. Compared to most NYC bars, this one is very laid back and good for conversation!

Choose from their extensive list of wine, bottled beer, and even cocktails.

A little fun fact, the name of this bar has local historic ties. Olympia was the name of the waterfront community east of the ferry landing known today as Fulton Ferry Landing in the 16th century.

Enjoy this bar in DUMBO at 54 Jay Street, open Monday-Saturday 4:30 PM-12 AM. Closed Sundays.

DUMBO Happy Hour

Their happy hour offers $5 house wines!

Henry Street Ale House

If you’re looking for a great beer and a good time, this is your place and DUMBO bar to check out. Henry Street Ale House has kept this neighborhood happy for 24 years with it’s classic and delicious pub eats and all kinds of beer in this classic brewpub.

With an extremely laid back setting, this isn’t the place to go if you’re looking to find the most instagrammable bar in DUMBO, it’s a place to come for a casual craft brew and not trying to be anything else but your neighborhood watering hole. You won’t find Budlight or PBR on draft here, instead, you’ll find a selection of 16 rotating craft brews.

Try to stop by this bar in DUMBO on Tuesday for Taco Tuesday and trivia night from 8 PM-10 PM!

Stop in at 62 Henry Street Monday-Thursday 12 PM-12 AM and Friday-Sunday 12 PM-Midnight or later.

DUMBO Happy Hour

Their happy hour menu is available from Mondays through Fridays from 3 PM-7 PM offering discounts on drafts.

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Brooklyn Heights Wine Bar + Kitchen

 

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Another great wine bar in DUMBO is Brooklyn Heights Wine Bar & Kitchen. This wine bar is casual yet classy and perfect for a group or a glass for one.

Enjoy the giant windows that bring in the beautiful sunlight during the day on the corner of Henry St and Cranberry St. These big windows definitely add to the aesthetic of BHWB&K.

Dine in for all three meals of the day as they offer a full menu. Sip on a mimosa with brunch and check out their libations menu with lunch and dinner.

This establishment’s mission is for their customers to, “simply relax and enjoy themselves.” So do just that at BHWB&K when you are looking for bars in DUMBO that offer a great hang out spot for a drink, meal, or both.

Located at 50 Henry Street, opening hours are:

  • Monday-Thursday 12 PM-11 PM
  • Friday 12 PM-12 AM
  • Saturday 11 AM-12 AM
  • Sunday 11 AM-11 PM

Things to know about BHWB&K

  • Kitchen closes one hour before closing
  • They offer customized wine tastings for groups up to 50 people

DUMBO Happy Hour

You can find happy hour specials on Mondays through Thursdays from 3 PM to 7 PM with discounts on wine, beer, and more!

The Binc

 

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One of the coolest DUMBO bars to check out is The Binc and is technically in Brooklyn Heights, but close enough to all the best things to do in the area that we included it.

This dark speakeasy is just a few blocks away from the gorgeous waterfront views of the Manhattan skyline and is a perfect place to grab a late-night cocktail.

This DUMBO bar is full of different choices from beer, cocktails, or wine to pair with their amazing bites and small plates!

If you’re with a group (or ready to get really wild on your own, we won’t judge), order the Binc Bowl. A $55 concoction of light rum, Jamaican rum, Batavia arrack, vanilla-infused Aperol, lime, angostura bitters, strawberries, blueberries, and soda that serves 4-5 people.

Don’t be afraid to stop in with your significant other for an intimate and romantic night. Nothing beats the dark and intimate atmosphere here paired with your drink of choice.

Plan a date at 60 Henry St, open Monday-Thursday 6 PM-2 AM and Friday-Sunday 5 PM-2 AM.

Things to know about The Binc

  • 20% gratuity added to groups of 6 or more
  • They use organic and grass fed free-range meats
  • They do not take reservations for parties under 10
  • There’s no password or special instructions to enjoy this speakeasy, just come on in!

DUMBO Happy Hour

Visit The Binc before 7:30 every day for their happy hour deals! Check out their Daiquiri, Mexican Mule, Vodka Southside, and much more on their menu!

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