3 Best Bars in DUMBO, New York City

68 Jay Street Bar

Friendly regulars and weekday happy hours (5 to 7 pm) make this casual, unpretentious bar in the former Grand Union Tea Company building a pleasantly low-key affair. As the night goes on and the votive candles come out, patrons take over tables and benches in the spacious side room located behind a terra-cotta archway.

Olympia Wine Bar

The tables are candelit and the flowers are fresh at this neighborhood spot run by an owner of 68 Jay Street Bar. The kitchen turns out crostini, salads, and cheese and charcuterie boards; and in addition to wine, the bar offers craft beer and smart takes on all things shaken or stirred.



The narrow bi-level floor plan might seem a little odd, but friendly service and convivial, colorful crowds transform this renovated warehouse into a welcoming, quirky neighborhood spot. The kitchen's organic menu changes seasonally, but the real action is at the bar, where stiff concoctions are poured near the orange-felt pool table. There are also weekend DJs and monthly local artist shows.

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