Just in time for this 80-degree weather, two of the city’s most unique outdoor drinking and dining spots have announced their reopenings.
We’ve been waiting on The Brooklyn Barge’s reopening date ever since the rest of the city’s floating bars announced theirs. And now we have it: Greenpoint’s favorite waterside watering hole will be serving food and drinks starting Thursday, May 4.
A couple of weeks ago, the bar’s operators shared video of the drawbridge being put into place, after the 80-by-30-foot, 75-year-old barge was hauled up from Red Hook. New dishes this year will include peel-and-eat shrimp and Mexican-style corn in a cup, plus weekly specials like shrimp boils and lobster rolls. Plus, there’ll be a variety of tacos.
Speaking of tacos, the chef behind Rockaway Taco, Andrew Field, is returning to a shack in the back of Rockaway Beach Surf Club with his follow-up endeavor, Tacoway Beach. This year’s menu looks pretty similar to that of previous years, with tofu, chorizo, and, of course, fish tacos on offer. The shack is open seven days a week starting this Friday, April 28. It’s not hard, not hard to reach, now that you can hitch a ferry to Rockaway Beach.
If you’re into boating, by the way, Brooklyn Barge will be offering plenty of it, since it’s teaming up with local partners to offer free kayaking lessons, monthly scuba classes, sailing lessons, catch-and-release fishing sessions, stand-up paddle boarding lessons and more. Outdoor movies are also in the works.