The Narrows

The Narrows

Cocktail Bar, New American Restaurant, and American Restaurant$$$$
East Williamsburg, Brooklyn
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    Hilary P.
    "The Babushka is good...limey and sweet and $7"(8 Tips)
    Serious Eats
    "$1 oysters daily until 7pm"(7 Tips)
    Fanny P.
    "The Babyshka cocktail is so good :) large choice of beers too!"(2 Tips)
    Ashley P.
    "Sol and a jalapeño tequila shot for a dollar: great deal!"(8 Tips)
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  • Nicole F.heart icon on user image
    Nicole FormicaDecember 23, 2014
    Great cocktail bar tucked away in Brooklyn. Back patio is awesome in the summer! Be sure to bring your paper money, they are cash only.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsDecember 10, 2013
    With cocktails, beer, and $1 oysters daily until 7pm, the Narrows is a Bushwick favorite that also features a welcoming backyard and a handful of late-night snacks.
  • Kimmie O.heart icon on user image
    Kimmie OhhAugust 3, 2020
    Get the “Word” cocktail - scotch, jalapeño tequila, maraschino, green chartreuse, lime & bitters. Cute backyard for outdoor seating!
  • Aleheart icon on user image
    AleJune 19, 2021
    Neat venue in Bushwick. Great garden; try the babuska cocktail. Note: Cash only !
  • Tavonna M.heart icon on user image
    Tavonna MillerMarch 1, 2015
    Retro, romantic lounge bar with an extensive shelf of not-your-average/everyday liquors & aperitifs! Perfect place to discover tasty cocktails & new liquors! HIGHLY recommend!
  • Alex M.
    Alex MillerJuly 26, 2015
    Perfect for a weekday night. Get a cocktail or a beer and share a heaping bowl of fries with your friends. The narrow bar corridor can get crowded during peak hours.
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksSeptember 4, 2014
    Try the Oyster happy hour at The Narrows. They offer a cocktail menu, and $1 oysters until 7pm. The Que Bonita drink mixes jalapeño infused tequila with lime, cucumber and a dash of simple syrup. Read more
  • Keli A.heart icon on user image
    Keli AnayaJune 10, 2016
    Perfect bar for a variety of occasions! Romantic, just friends, alone, and the patio is SO NICE!
  • Olessya K.heart icon on user image
    Olessya KJanuary 26, 2015
    Awesome cocktails. Great atmosphere. Cute garden in the back. But terrible oysters (served in salt water brine = extremely salty + got me out of commission for the whole night).
  • Philipp N.heart icon on user image
    Philipp NassJanuary 31, 2018
    Unique and cozy spot for creative cocktails and craft beer in Brooklyn. The patio is so beautiful on a summer night out.
  • Tiffany H.
    Tiffany HuiJune 3, 2016
    *cash only! they can make any drink, so don't be afraid to go off the menu if you have something you really like
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupApril 11, 2011
    Come to this art deco inspired lounge for the original and seasonal cocktails served by the amazing and sexy Lee. Try a Caufield’s Dream, or a Babushka.
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LokajMarch 23, 2014
    backyard with rocking chairs, pretzels with beer fondue, Caulfield's Dream an Babyshka Cocktail, art-deco speakeasy, no picklebacks!
  • Lee L.heart icon on user image
    Lee LawrenceJune 19, 2015
    Gotta say, ballsy move to make "It's narrow!" the concept for your bar. Was getting bumped every 5 seconds in there. AWESOME patio though.
  • Gabriella C.
    Gabriella CatoochJuly 31, 2017
    Cute place, but NO MORE $1 oysters :(. Nice place to stop by for a cocktail with a cute patio
  • Isaac S.
    Isaac ShabotSeptember 28, 2014
    Great bar and drinks. Try and get a seat in the outdoor backyard. Doesn't feel like brooklyn in here
  • First We Feast
    First We FeastAugust 3, 2014
    It doesn't get much better than a pint of Fuller's ESB and some $1 oysters (daily until 7pm) in the sun. Read more
  • Akanksha C.
    Akanksha ChauhanSeptember 26, 2018
    Amazing Negronis. Kinda difficult to spot from the street. Lovely Art Deco vibe.
  • Amanda B.
    Amanda BoekelheideJuly 17, 2011
    Watch out for the crazy guy who lives upstairs and has no qualms about tossing water without warning or entreaty for quiet on people chatting outside. Owner is great, venue charming.
  • Sukiheart icon on user image
    SukiAugust 6, 2017
    Great cocktails, friendly staff and really nice, cozy backyard with lights strung up.
  • Kate A.
    Kate ASeptember 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Dollar oysters until 7pm. Get a side (read: enormous bowl) of shoelace fries.
  • Fanny P.heart icon on user image
    Fanny PicardNovember 5, 2012
    The Babyshka cocktail is so good :) large choice of beers too! Very Nice spot!
  • Shali N.heart icon on user image
    Shali NguyenOctober 10, 2015
    Cocktails and good beers on tap. Go around the corner pass the bar for booth seats!
  • Casieheart icon on user image
    CasieJuly 4, 2013
    The Babushka is the best drink I've ever had and I'm old and have had a ton of drinks.
  • Michael B.
    Michael BradshawJanuary 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Order a "Last Word" from Sean. Citrus, herbs, gin: amazing.
  • Rebecca R.heart icon on user image
    Rebecca RaeMay 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the old fashioned. One of the best of Brooklyn.
  • Timothy Y.heart icon on user image
    Timothy YuanAugust 13, 2015
    A low-key (and very narrow) bar with good cocktails at good prices.
  • Bastian B.heart icon on user image
    Bastian BeyerMay 14, 2013
    Great cocktail bar! Feels like in a film noir. And try the pretzels with beer fondue. No joke
  • Marc S.heart icon on user image
    Marc SchneebergerJune 30, 2016
    Beautiful place in Brooklyn with horrible cocktails and more horrible bartenders. We were three last saturday and thought the same thing being the most horrible thing the arrogant waitress.
  • Kate H.
    Kate H.April 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Well crafted, reasonably priced cocktails, amazing back yard, beer & shot specials if you're slumming it.
  • Seth H.heart icon on user image
    Seth HaleyJune 16, 2013
    Well rounded, perfect spot for a refreshing drink and a bite to eat.
  • Kathryn D.heart icon on user image
    Kathryn DMay 22, 2016
    Solid cocktails at fair prices. Babushka is great.
  • Cameron K.heart icon on user image
    Cameron KetchamJune 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    This is a nice cocktail bar that is good for a date.
  • Jake R.
    Jake RoperOctober 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If Frank Lloyd Wright and Tom Collins had a child, it would be The Narrows.
  • Andrew L.heart icon on user image
    Andrew LitvakOctober 11, 2014
    Strong cocktails, nice vibe. Great neighborhood dive bar.
  • caroline g.heart icon on user image
    caroline grayMay 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my favorite haunts the garden in the back is a delight in warmer weather
  • Briana S.
    Briana S.August 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Quail egg, bacon jam and lemon aioli tea sandwich. Lucky Lindy. Perfect early-evening snackola,
  • Gregory G.heart icon on user image
    Gregory GallagherAugust 16, 2014
    Cocktails, beer and shot special, backyard, excellent side room
  • Nick F.
    Nick FodenMay 20, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Overpriced spot where you can rub your junk on 12 folks backs. Although I would bring a visitor here.
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroAugust 22, 2014
    Love the decor in this dive bar. Totally worth the trip!
  • Brendan M.heart icon on user image
    Brendan MOctober 12, 2015
    Space is at a premium in this bar, but I like its casual atmosphere
  • Ben K.heart icon on user image
    Ben K.May 23, 2015
    Great vibe, good drinks, awesome backyard.
  • Elevine B.heart icon on user image
    Elevine BergeSeptember 13, 2014
    Lovely backyard and great cocktails.
  • Becca B.heart icon on user image
    Becca BaeOctober 1, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Best patio in the neighborhood. Cash only !!
  • Robyn R.
    Robyn RubensteinApril 17, 2011
    Omg - try the Word. Jalapeno infused tequila with chartreuse. Amazing cocktails, deco atmosphere speakeasy.
  • Suri R.heart icon on user image
    Suri RJanuary 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Caulfield's Dream -- I'd pay tripple the price for it in the East Village.
  • Chenge T.
    Chenge TsapayiMarch 1, 2013
    Babushka was AMAZEBALLS!!! That drink is awesome! Very small and quiet though
  • Lessa C.
    Lessa ChungAugust 8, 2013
    Great back patio! Even better brunch cocktails!
  • Jeff S.heart icon on user image
    Jeff SavageDecember 24, 2014
    Sol and tequila shot combo, always. L
  • Elysia M.heart icon on user image
    Elysia MannOctober 13, 2016
    They have classic cocktails as well as their own (flip the menu around!)
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