The 8 Best Bars in Greenpoint, New York City

Greenpoint is one of the best places to grab a drink in Brooklyn
Greenpoint is one of the best places to grab a drink in Brooklyn | © imageBROKER / Alamy Stock Photo
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16 January 2020

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.

Brouwerij Lane

Bar, American
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Greenpoint lies just north of the ever-eclectic Williamsburg neighborhood, which is probably why the most popular bars in the area are anything but ordinary. Technically a beer shop, Brouwerij Lane has an excellent selection of IPAs, porters and lagers. Be sure to try a few before you buy. It hosts bar seating and a relaxing backyard terrace, where you can end your day with one of its craft brews.

Black Rabbit

Bar, Pub, Pub Grub, Beer, $$$
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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.

The Springs

Bar, Beer, Cocktails, American
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The Springs is a fun place to gather with a group | Courtesy of The Springs

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.


Bar, Cocktail Bar, Cocktails, $$$
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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.

Broken Land

Bar, American, $$$
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Broken Land is your typical neighborhood bar, complete with handcrafted cocktails, local beers and wines, plus a backyard that’s open all year round. It’s an unfussy spot to fulfill your drinking needs. Broken Land has great deals on beers and cocktails and is also the perfect place to host your next party or event.

The Moonlight Mile

Bar, American, $$$
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If you’re looking for a whiskey bar, The Moonlight Mile is your spot. Sporting more than 200 American whiskeys, this is the whiskey bar of choice in Greenpoint. Get down with its free jukebox or explore the local artwork hanging on the walls, but most importantly, try one of its innovative, handcrafted whiskey cocktails.

Greenpoint Beer and Ale Company

Craft Ale Bar, Beer
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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.

These recommendations were updated on January 16, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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