Rebar Review in

Rebar, the bar above Retreat at 147 Front Street in Dumbo has been open since the beginning of December 2006. It received a glowing review on

“The generous amount of space seems enormous and disproportionate at first. Iron bars separate the large well-lit lounge area where coffee drinkers in search of wi-fi hang, from the dark, brick hue of the bar. At first, it has the appearance of a gated off drinking spot in an airport, complete with signs telling you that no drink may pass beyond this spot. If all this sounds scattershot, it surprisingly doesn’t feel that way. And it’s probably all because of the space. It’s beautiful. The spotlighted terra-cotta ceiling, large tables, and gorgeous long bar create a place that feels intimate, but never cramped.”

The lounge area with its vintage couches and soft lighting is a comfortable place to read and drink coffee. The bar itself now serves tapas (pdf) with dishes such as:

  • Roasted Red Pepper, Serrano & Cana de Cabra
  • Chorizo Pincho
  • Fried Marconas Almonds
  • Tuna Tar-Tar with Tomato, Green Pepper, and Cucumber
  • Raw Artichoke Salad with Mizuna, 12 Month Shaved Manchego and a Lemon Vinaigrette
  • Frisee with Blood Oranges, Cana de Cabra, Almonds and Sherry Vinaigrett
  • Asturian Salmon
  • Fig & Serrano Bocadillo with Cana de Cabra
  • Smoked Salmon & Raw Asparagus Bocadillo with Aioli

They have a good selection of draft beers (including one of my favorites Six Point beer) and wine (pdf). Rebar has a nice vibe, a place you can take friends without having to yell over anyone or having to push your way to the bar. Open until 4am.

Rebar, 147 Front Street – Between Pearl St. and Jay St.

{Brooklyn Drinks: Rebar,, 1/26/07}