With an intriguing mix of old and new businesses, you’ll find that Greenpoint is a neighborhood that holds strong to its roots. Nestled between the East River and Newton Creek, you’ll have a postcard view of the Manhattan skyline, with access to McCarren, McGorlick and Transmitter Park.
One of our favorite areas is strolling down Greenpoint Avenue, as there is a slew of diverse businesses before you reach the East River. Check them out:
River Styx – 21 Greenpoint Avenue
River Styx via Yelp
Near the waterfront, there’s no surprise that people love going to River Styx. With car pulleys hanging from the ceilings, colorful tile tables and a triangle shape bar, the décor truly matches the menu. We hear that the nachos are a must try!
Paulie Gee’s – 60 Greenpoint Avenue
Paulie Gee’s via Yelp
INdulge your pizza cravings with Neapolitan-style pies made in a specially constructed wood-fired oven. You’ll feel at home, as the main space of the Paulie Gee’s feels like a cabin with its cozy, rustic vibe. If you’re looking for pizza, try the Cherry Jones (cow’s-milk mozzarella, thick Gorgonzola, sweet dried Bing cherries, and prosciutto di Parma). The menu also features a few salads composed of similar ingredients as their specialty pizzas and mouth-watering desserts.
Tender Trap – 66 Greenpoint Avenue
Tender Trap via Facebook
The popular dance/hip-hop tavern that was originally located in Williamsburg reopened on bustling Greenpoint Avenue. The funky bar features DJs, go-go dancers, live music and a never-ending amount of wild events.
Brouwerij Lane – 78 Greenpoint Avenue
Brouwerij Lane via Facebook
After venturing from Transmitter Park, stop off at Brouwerij Lane for a few beers. Owner Ed Raven has more than 400 craft brews for sale, with ten being available in 64-ounce mugs for $10! When the weather starts to heat up, come back and enjoy their great outdoor patio.
Black Rabbit – 91 Greenpoint Avenue
Black Rabbit via Yelp
There’s no shortage of details in this casual Greenpoint bar. Booths feature saloon-style swinging doors, and are so private that customers only need to order another round. The pub pours up pints to local residents with a complete fireplace, theme nights, trivia and board games (they have Scrabble!).
Budin – 114 Greenpoint Avenue
Búðin via Facebook
Find everything you need at this Nordic coffee shop, beer bar and design goods store. “The name Búðin (pronounced “Boo-th-in”), is Icelandic for ‘The Shop’ and represents how when you walk into our space, there is something for everyone.” The beer bar features eight draft beers and an option of 20 bottled or canned beers. They also consider themselves to be the best multi-roaster cafes in the United States, while the back of their space offers the chance to browse through their selection of housewares and gifts.
The Bounty – 131 Greenpoint Avenue
Roasted Dorade for two via Facebook
If you’re a seafood lover, then you need to stop by The Bounty. The owners of the Williamsburg Bar The Drink, have brought their nautically themed décor to Greenpoint Avenue. Their menu includes North Atlantic seafood, and there’s a raw bar of East Coast oysters and clams, as well as marinated mussels by the half-dozen.