DUMBO is one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in Brooklyn and has a little something for everyone. We’ve selected some of the best business in DUMBO to get you started. Once you’ve checked these off your list, come back to read about some of other top picks to visit after you walk across the Brooklyn Bridge.
Have fun and enjoy the neighborhood!
For those famous Manhattan skyline views, head straight to the waterfront. The newly developed Brooklyn Bridge Park offers green space with spectacular views. The park is still under construction, but it’s already a favorite for locals and visitors alike. Brooklyn Bridge Park’s amenities include a boathouse, Jane’s Carousel, athletic fields, volleyball courts, playgrounds, and dog runs.
The amazing views from River Cafe | via Facebook
The waterfront restaurant opened in Dumbo in the 70s, long before the neighborhood experienced its renaissance. It quickly became a destination for its romantic setting and phenomenal views of the Lower Manhattan skyline. Its menu is eclectic, with American and international dishes that highlight fresh ingredients. The restaurant is upscale and expensive, but a perfect pick for a special occasion.
Brooklyn Roasting Company via Facebook
Brooklyn Roasting Company
This eco-friendly Fair Trade roastery and coffee shop is built in one of the old Arbuckle buildings on the Dumbo waterfront. The company roasts its beans on-site, and the formerly industrial space is kitted out in almost entirely reclaimed material.
Abhaya Yoga Immersion | via Facebook
Abhaya Yoga is a lovely, industrial-like studio with beautiful views of the Williamsburg Bridge and the Manhattan skyline. The studio specializes in Hatha Yoga and offers many different types of classes in the Hatha style. There are also basic/open level classes, Mommy & Me, kids yoga, and prenatal yoga. A drop-in class costs $18 online or $20 at the door. New students only pay $25 to try one week of unlimited yoga.
Dumbo offers a number of high-end clothing stores, including up-and-coming local boutiques. Nos is a boutique that offers hip, reasonably priced fashion for men and women, and is a favorite of local fashion junkies.