3 Best Bars in Bay Ridge, New York City

The Owl's Head

Fodor's choice
Located on a quiet block off busy 5th Avenue, this intimate wine bar—named for the nearby waterfront park—was inspired by a love for wine, food, and design. Exposed-brick walls, a polished tin-stamped ceiling, and a chalkboard wall displaying the day’s carefully selected pours, craft beers, and small plates (made from locally sourced ingredients) give the place a casual vibe. Look for the mural out front, painted by a local artist.

The Lock Yard

In an old locksmith shop where owner and local restaurateur (he also owns the Kettle Black bar and Ho’Brah taco joint) Tommy Casatelli worked as a kid, this neighborhood hot spot summons a young craft-beer-loving clientele with its impressive array of American beers, plus a handful of sustainable wines and specialty cocktails—and the 1,300-square-foot heated beer garden with picnic tables and festive lights. The menu features artisanal sausages and hot dogs, knishes, and fries.

Three Jolly Pigeons

This institution has been serving the neighborhood since the early 1900s, and it's still a laid-back, welcoming place for a couple of drinks and perhaps a game of a pool. The pressed-tin ceiling and stained-glass details give the place more atmosphere than your average dive bar. There’s live music on Saturday nights and lively karaoke on Fridays.
6802 3rd Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11209, USA

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