The Narrows


We stumbled upon this place by accident. First up we got excited about the all-day $1 happy hour on oysters, and then about their sun trap patio outback, and finally the cocktails killed it: in short we found our new local.

The Narrows is tucked away behind a non-descript door off a busy Bushwick Street. Just wide enough to squeeze past the bar and stools into a backyard, it’s cosy in here and that’s how we like it. The styling is low key 1950s with bathroom doors that look like elevators, office directory style menus and a monochrome colour scheme. The drink names all have cultural nods: Caulfield (as in Holden from Catcher in the Rye, clever), Derringer (as in the 19th Century pistol, and it packs a punch) and Milano-Torino (as in the cycle race).

The food is banging and served late. Did we mention the $1oysters? Oh yeh and shrimp & grits for brunch or a gloriously messy Patty Melt. Get in. But what makes it awesome is they’re a super friendly bunch, with the owners still behind the bars slinging drinks and shooting the sh*t with the customers. Heads up, though: it’s cash only.



The Narrows, Brooklyn, NY, USA Tel: +1 718 303 2047


Mon - Fri: 5pm - 4am, Sat & Sun: 12pm - 4am


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