Sunny's Bar In Red Hook

253 Conover St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231
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  • Wed-Fri 8pm-4am, Sat 4pm-4am, Sun 4pm-11pm
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining
To get to Sunny's in Red Hook, ye must take the F train to Smith Street, hop on the B77 bus, and hike several blocks. It's worth the trek. Sunny's feels like the middle of someone's living room, and no wonder; Sunny Balzano, the bar's long-haired namesake, thinks of it as an extension of his home next door. His great-grandfather opened the bar in 1890 as a haven for shipyard workers, and model ships still line the shelves. Bands, often bluegrass, play impromptu sets, completing the laid-back sailor vibe.

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    Friday, April 19, 2013 at 10 a.m. by Tejal Rao

    As Gothamist noted yesterday, tickets are now on sale for Sunny's May Day Party, a benefit at the Bell House which will kick off a month of organized fundraising for the wonderful old Red Hook bar that was flooded by Hurricane Sandy...

  • How Successful Are Red Hook's Crowdfunding Campaigns?
    Monday, December 3, 2012 at 9:05 a.m. by Tejal Rao

    Red Hook's small businesses banded together to form Restore Red Hook after the storm, working together to raise the funds they needed to clean up, replace equipment, and reopen. Many started individual campaigns too -- on sites like...


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