Nestled between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, and following the shoreline of the East River, Dumbo is a quaint Brooklyn neighborhood known for historic architecture, iconic views, and cobblestone streets. As residents of the forthcoming Dumbo condos at 98 Front will soon learn, the neighborhood is also replete with great spots to grab a drink and enjoy the view afforded by close proximity to Manhattan. Read on for our guide to drinking with spectacular views in Dumbo — your new favorite hangout might just be here.
The first spot on our list features unbelievable views of the Brooklyn Bridge from the rooftop of the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. Harriet’s Rooftop & Lounge features panoramic views of Manhattan and the iconic bridge from its hip rooftop deck and classic cocktail lounge. The bar and kitchen serve house cocktails alongside a spread of upscale bar bites, like the whitefish plate and bacon-wrapped dates.
The truly hip will already know about DUMBO House, the art-focused, members-only club that features a luxurious indoor lounge as well as an outdoor terrace and a 40-foot pool, all with views of the East River, Manhattan, and both the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. All-American fare is served throughout the day, with special breakfast and kids menus. Members have access to exclusive events hosted in DUMBO House’s spacious library.
Of all the places on our list, Atrium features some of the finest dining. Decorated with lush greenery that gives guests the feeling of sitting under a jungle canopy, Atrium has a wide selection of wines to pair with its exceptional food. Highlights include the decadent Hudson Valley foie gras; the Two Tier Seafood Tower piled high with East Coast shellfish, tuna tartare, salmon ceviche, and more; and fresh takes on classic lunch items, like fish and chips.
Family-run Jack the Horse Tavern is a cozy spot a little way from the waterfront that offers some of Dumbo’s best classic brunch and dinner fare. Residents of 98 Front craving an eggs Benedict or the Very Big Brioche French Toast will love the tavern’s offerings, as will New Orleanians craving the sweet succor of a Pimm’s Cup.
Dumbo is home to some specialty bars, as well. Aficionados of Italian cocktails and wine won’t want to miss AlMar, the intimate trattoria boasting a full menu of beverages that is sure to sate even the most discriminating Italophile. Craft beer lovers should head south from 98 Front to the Henry Street Ale House, where the rotating tap selection features everything from local sours to Czech pilsners.
Living at 98 Front gives residents convenient access to all these great spots and much more. But act soon, because these Dumbo condos are going fast!