The Top Bars In Gowanus, Brooklyn

Kaycia Sailsman

This relatively quiet Brooklyn neighborhood is famous for the Gowanus Canal which runs right through the neighborhood with a history dating back to the 1800s. An area such as this may have some old but fascinating gems that even the most seasoned Brooklynite might not know of. So, to add to your list of hangout spots, here are the top bars in Gowanus.

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The Bell House

This venue is a former warehouse that now houses a bar and performance space for live entertainment. This is the perfect place to catch up with friends while listening to music and drinking from the bar’s drink selection. This is the ideal place for those who do not generally thrive in the club scene; you can just sit, have a chat, and listen to music you may not have heard before.
The Bell House, 149 7th Street Brooklyn, New York, NY, USA+ 1 718 643 6510

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The former tire shop adheres to its manly atmosphere by transforming into a sports bar with an outdoor patio. This venue is located near the Union station characterized by the dark blue awning in front. It provides a chance for those in attendance to show their competitive side with fun board games and pinball machines. This bar offers you a chance to play games, chill outside if it’s too hot, and buy drinks at a decent price.
Mission Dolores, 249 4th Avenue, New York, NY, USA+ 1 347 457 5606

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High Dive

When you step inside this bar the décor gives you a ’90s feel with the different color and patterns of the wallpaper. You can sit and enjoy a wide variety of liquors and beers and relish in the easygoing atmosphere while enjoying your drink. This location is easy to get to because of its downtown location – the venue cannot be missed. You can count on having a lot of friendly banter as well as taking a trip down memory lane while you are inside this place.
High Dive, 243 5th Avenue, New York, NY, USA + 1 718 788 0401

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The JakeWalk

Let the evening take you to this dimly lit saloon serving an assortment of whiskey, wine, and cocktails complemented with cheese plates and cured meats. You can feel fancy while you try an assortment of international wines from countries like France and Spain. If you are on a budget feel free to take advantage of their happy hour during which they have cocktails and beers under $10.
The JakeWalk, 282 Smith Street, New York, NY, USA + 1 347 599 0294

Lavender Lake

At this establishment you can get your drink on and eat as well. Lavender Lake offers a variety of small snacks as well as sandwiches that will go nicely with your cocktails. This is the perfect place for a catch up session with your friends or significant other. The drinks can cater to your personality with either a cocktail, beer, or wine (red, white, or sparkling). This venue has everything for everyone, so it’s definitely worth a try.
Lavender Lake, 383 Carroll Street, New York, NY, USA+ 1 347 799 2154

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