Best New Bar That Harkens Back To Ye Olde Brooklyn (2008)


Set within a cluster of frayed Civil War-era buildings, the 66 WATER STREET BAR may be an infant next to some of Brooklyn's aged watering holes, but this former spice warehouse in DUMBO effortlessly evokes the romance of a rough and noble borough. Visitors soak up the ghostly presence of days gone by, as well as fairly priced drinks. A staircase with steelwork quoting the neighboring Brooklyn Bridge winds down into a deep, cavernous space where crumbly brick, charred granite walls, and blue vinyl lounge chairs create a classic scene that still manages to be fresh.


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