Note: this is now gone.
This is probably familiar to anyone who drives down Flushing Ave off of the old Brooklyn Navy Yard, but I’ve always loved the exterior of the Navy Yard Lounge, which looks like what I imagine a lot more bars were like about 20 or 30 years ago.
Doesn’t this look like the kind of place Popeye Doyle would be kicking back drinks in while cracking drug smuggling operations? It’s right across the street from the Brooklyn Navy Yard, an enormous complex of warehouses and docks that dates back to the 1800’s.
This place has been a mystery to me for years. I’ve never seen the roll-gate up, and the upstairs windows are all boarded up…but occasionally, the neon beer signs in the windows are lit.
This sign is great. I love the raised lettering on “COCKTAIL LOUNGE,” and the faded “JJS NAVY YARD” wording complete with anchor. It’s too bad they partially covered it with that annoying new air-brushed sign.
Perceived Scariness (on a scale of 1 to 10): 8
Actual Scariness: 6 (during happy hour); / 9 (during bikini time)
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