Over on Red Hook’s waterfront, there’s a little bar with a neon anchor in the window and an old-fashioned truck outside. That’s Sunny’s, a Brooklyn institution owned by—you guessed it—a guy named Sunny. Recently outfitted with an ATM post-hurricane Sandy renovations, the bar features ragtime bands, jazz trios and slide guitar players take the non-stage on Wednesdays. Beneath abstract paintings, weird bust figurines and piles of old records, Sunny’s is a beloved hideout in a neighborhood that prides itself on being a non-destination destination.
- dive bar
- live music
- cheap date
What to drink
A beer and a whiskey.
NeighborhoodRed Hook →
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