Directly across the water from Manhattan and just north of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, Greenpoint is more secluded than other parts of New York City (partly due to the subway lines), which has allowed it to develop an authentically hip and edgy vibe that’s still affordable for patrons. Seek out Greenpoint for its unique bars.
The Black Rabbit, located on bustling Greenpoint Avenue, is the definition of a dark and moody bar. Stop by to warm up by its fireplace or cozy up in a booth. If you’re craving some German grub, be sure to try its delicious bratwurst. Bringing some friends? The bar also has a beer garden and a selection of board games.
It’s a bit surprising to walk into an NYC bar that’s decently spacious – with high ceilings and an actual backyard – but that’s what makes this bar’s Greenpoint location so unique. The retro-meets-millennial, almost tropical-glam theme at The Springs provides a lounging atmosphere as well as an excellent creative license for cocktail making. With tasty fruit cocktails, slushies and creative seasonal drinks, the bar has a warming effect any time of year. Plus, it offers food options from Fornino.
Ramona, the sister bar of Elsa in Cobble Hill, is a family-operated establishment that serves various drinks and cocktails. With a 40-foot (12-meter) bar, seating on the balcony and art adorning the walls, this might be your new favorite dive. Looking to mix up your drink order? Try the Perfume-V, a tasty combination of tequila, crème de violette, St Germain, egg white, lemon and rose water.
What’s better than ending the day with a glass of wine? Almost nothing. Adelina’s is your go-to spot for the best wine and delicious food. It serves up vegetarian and vegan Italian-style starters, salads and pizza – molto bene.
If you’re looking for craft beer, look no further – Greenpoint Beer and Ale Company is here to fill all of your craft beer needs. From its Greenpoint IPA to its Vert Mont, you’ll want to try one of each. It’s currently closed while renovating its new space, but follow its website and social media accounts to find out when it reopens.
Danielle Hallock contributed additional reporting to this article.