What to do this weekend: Bark Hot Dogs, Sixpoint Beer and Beautiful Sunsets at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6

Date June 22, 2012

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If you haven’t been yet, it’s time.  Everyone knows Brooklyn Bridge Pier 1, and rightfully so, it’s beautiful; the bridge, River Cafe and the carousel set an epic New York City scene.  But if you walk 10 minutes south along the river, away from Pier 1 toward Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill, you’ll eventually arrive at Brooklyn Bridge Pier 6. There’s Slide Mountain, Swing Valley, Sandbox Village, and a water play area for the kids, beach volleyball courts open past dark, and best of all, a rooftop beer and wine bar serving Sixpoint beer – in cans and on tap – and delicious burgers and lard-basted hot dogs from Bark Hot Dogs in Park Slope. Toppings are free and plentiful. Did I mention the view? Manhattan’s southern tip looms majestically across the East River and the sunset makes it easy to forget about NYC’s hustle and flow.

Pier 6 Access: 4/5 train to Borough Hall, walk west on Joralemon St down to water, turn left.  Also, walk all the way west on Atlantic Ave and you’ll come right to the Pier.

Rooftop open until 11pm Mon-Fri, 10pm Sat-Sun