When you enter The Bridges in Dumbo, it’s easy to see you’ll get more than craft beer and delicious food. This unique bar in Brooklyn offers their patrons a bit of history to go with their favorite happy hour drinks.
Dumbo, which stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, is a section of Brooklyn located between the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. The area also continues toward Vinegar Hill and is surrounded by Brooklyn Bridge Park and Brooklyn Heights. Dumbo is rich in history, having been a ferry landing and industrial spot for many years.
Initially a manufacturing center filled with warehouses and factories, Dumbo transitioned to an artist’s haven in the 1970s, with many artists using the large, spacious factories as both their studios and homes. In the late 20th century, the area was transformed into an upscale community known for art galleries and tech start-ups. The old industrial buildings that were once cheap spaces for artists were turned into luxury lofts for residents. The area has also been used for various music videos as well as movies and television shows.
The bar itself is housed in a centuries-old spot that has seen many transitions throughout the years. Starting as a sugar refinery in 1853 and then becoming a coffee warehouse at the turn of the century, the building lasted through the artist boom and then the technological industry that came later, leading to its current incarnation as a sports bar and event location.
The gastro pub, however, is more than your average sports bar. They serve a sophisticated selection of drinks alongside a menu of the freshest local ingredients.
Located one block from the waterfront near Brooklyn Bridge Park, The Bridges combines Dumbo’s rich history with delicious drinks and food for a unique bar experience. Both a place for happy hour and a wedding venue, the spacious gastro pub offers craft beers, cocktails, and wine along with an extensive menu filled with local favorites like mussels, wings, and sandwiches. The bar also has an event planner on staff who is ready to help you with your upcoming private party or corporate event.
To experience the historic ambience of The Bridges, stop by or visit them online. For more information, call (347) 987-4504.