Moored off Milton Street with views of darling Transmitter Park, the Barge offers some pretty enticing vistas of Manhattan and the East River. The menu appears to have gotten a bit of a refresh, with Grilled Fish Tacos and loaded Tugboat Fries with pulled pork, cheese and jalapenos.
While there’s plenty of booze—10 different tap beers, a tasty-sounding Rum Punch with spiced rum and fruit juice, among other imbibables—the operation has always made a big deal out of its programming leg, which includes free kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding lessons, sailing lessons and catch-and-release fishing. They also offer tours on historic vessels like tugboat Cornell and the intriguing Mystic Whaler.
The bar will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.