Similar to its Manhattan counterpart the Frying Pan (check out my article on it), the Brooklyn Barge is a converted barge bar with food and outdoor activities. Open seasonally from early summer to mid-Fall, it is the perfect place to hang out in the summertime.
I love the barge’s trendy nautical aesthetic with its overhung string lights and converted shipping container kitchen. There are also panoramic views of Manhattan, plenty of food options to choose from, and cheap pitchers of beer. You will forget you are still in New York City and feel transported to a beach town (albeit filled with people,) with big city views. There is even a large landlocked dock space for those who prefer to stay off the barge (which does get a little rocky).
Brooklyn Barge also periodically sponsors activities such as scuba diving and visiting vessels, and is involved in the Billion Oyster Project. This project revolves around restoring one billion live oysters to New York Harbor, and educating children with STEM-based programs in the process.