The view from Kitchen 21: Brooklyn’s only beachfront rooftop bar

Your Coney Island Happy Hour awaits. Photo: Kitchen 21

Add this to your summer bucket list: a drink atop Brooklyn’s beachiest rooftop bar, Kitchen 21. You can see the waves from this beautifully restored, Prohibition-era building in Coney Island that was once home to the famous Childs Restaurant, and later a candy factory and roller rink. Its latest incarnation is the most spectacular (and booziest!) yet.

Kitchen 21’s gastropub-style menu includes signature items like their fried chicken waffle sandwich and Coney Island lobster roll, and its 84-foot-long bar downstairs offers hand-crafted cocktails and 32 beers on tap. The beachfront restaurant and rooftop bar sits right next to the Ford Amphitheater, an outdoor concert venue on the boardwalk with a diverse lineup of shows this summer.

Plan a night around a performance, or just come to soak in the view.

Kitchen 21
3052 W 21st St, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Open Mondays-Thursdays noon-8pm; Fridays and Saturdays 11am-11pm; Sundays 11am-8pm

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