What to Eat, Drink and Do in Dumbo, Brooklyn

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  • Food & Wine

  • Luxury Travel

  • New York

  • New York City

  • City Travel

  • Outdoors

  • Nightlife

  • Shopping

  • Foodie

A close shot of a bridge in DUMBO New York.
Curator’s statement

DUMBO, short for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, is a vibrant neighborhood located in Brooklyn, New York. It is renowned for its industrial charm, stunning waterfront views and thriving arts and tech scene. DUMBO offers a unique blend of historic architecture, trendy boutiques, art galleries and an array of cultural events, making it a beloved destination for locals and tourists alike.

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Places to eat & drink in Dumbo, Brooklyn

Ice Cream Shop

Juliana's or Grimaldi's - Classic and specialty pies from a coal-fired oven in a modern space by pizza legend Patsy Grimaldi.

Time Out Market - Bi-level waterfront hangout showcasing a curated lineup of local food & drink plus cultural events.

Celestine - An acclaimed Mediterranean-inspired restaurant renowned for its scenic waterfront location, elegant ambiance and exquisite menu featuring a fusion of flavors from the Middle East, Mediterranean and North Africa.

Evil Twin Brewing - Roomy, bohemian brewhouse with a diverse beer menu, plus coffee and homemade pastries.

The Binc - Dark, intimate speakeasy with a chill, classy atmosphere, for creative cocktails and small plates.

Harriet's Rooftop - Chic and stylish rooftop bar in the 1 Hotel known for its stunning panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline, sophisticated ambiance and craft cocktails.

Pips - Cozy bar with coastal Italian vibes serving natural wines, Italian-style aperitifs and small plates. Great oysters.

Things to do in Dumbo, Brooklyn

Sunset scene in Dumbo

Brooklyn Bridge Park - Picturesque waterfront park in Brooklyn, New York, offering breathtaking views of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan skyline, and the East River, and providing a diverse range of recreational activities, green spaces and cultural events for visitors to enjoy. If you have young kids take them to Jane's Carousel.

Front General Store - Retro clothing store offering vintage clothing, shoes and accessories for men and women, plus dry goods/hardware.

Walk The Brooklyn Bridge - Connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan, the Brooklyn Bridge provides a captivating experience of breathtaking views of the New York City skyline, the East River and the Statue of Liberty. Immerse yourself in the bridge's rich history and architectural beauty. Enter from the stairway in the underpass located on Washington Street.

Brooklyn Flea - Vibrant and eclectic market in Brooklyn, New York, where visitors can explore a treasure trove of vintage goods, unique handmade crafts, delicious food vendors and a lively atmosphere that captures the essence of Brooklyn's creative and entrepreneurial spirit.

Usagi - Captivating art gallery and cultural space known for its minimalist aesthetic, serene atmosphere and thoughtfully curated exhibitions, creating a sanctuary for art enthusiasts to immerse themselves in contemporary art and design.

Plaza M Spa - Treat yourself to a luxurious wellness retreat in New York City, offering a serene and rejuvenating environment, an array of indulgent spa treatments and personalized service, ensuring a blissful escape from the bustling city and a truly pampering experience.

Smack Mellon - Dynamic contemporary art gallery in Brooklyn, New York, renowned for its commitment to supporting and showcasing innovative and thought-provoking works by emerging and underrepresented artists, fostering a vibrant and inclusive artistic community.

Melissa Joy Manning - Stop by this gorgeous jewelry shop. Melissa is known for her eco-conscious and ethically sourced creations, featuring exquisite craftsmanship, unique designs and a commitment to sustainability.

Need to Know

For more travel tips, check out Fora Advisor Jenny Kager’s guide, Fall in Love with New York City: The Perfect 7-Day Itinerary.

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