Gowanus Yacht Club

★★★☆☆
If it sounds weird that there would be a yacht club along a canal that is generally thought to be corrosively toxic, you're on the right track: there's nothing but irony in the name of the place and the place itself. What real yacht club would serve PBR cans and serve food on paper plates, after all? The Gowanus Yacht Club, safely away from the actual Canal on Smith Street, offers umbrella-covered outdoor seating that brings locals out in droves during the warmer weather.
  • 323 Smith St

    Brooklyn, NY 11231

    Cross street: at President St.

    Map & Directions
  • 718-246-1321

About Gowanus Yacht Club

Hours
May-Oct Mon-Fri, 3pm-2am Sat-Sun, noon-3am

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I read the reviews on this site before I went to GYC and was a little nervous about going to the place. I'm not a big brooklyn fan in general - which I probably shouldn't be admitting on "City Search Brooklyn" - as it seems like there's an air of "too cool for school" that permeates the entire western portion of the borough, but figured I'd go check it out with a couple of my friends that live on Hoyt and Atlantic.

Our waiter wasn't a bad guy despite being a little high on himself, the service was good. He was a little sarcastic, which I get the feeling some people writing reviews about this place have mistaken for rudeness. I bumped him by mistake and it was *totally* my fault ... but he actually comped us a pitcher anyway. Is that poor service?

If you're looking around checking everyone else out, yes, you will notice a lot of younger individuals that seem like they've been transplanted from Murray Hill. Okay, not my cup of tea either, but if the company you're with is that miserable that you feel the need to pass judgement on everyone sitting around you, get new friends.

I will agree the bathroom is gross. It sort of reminded me of summer camp in the berkshires with the concrete floors and faint smell of urine mixed with v-mit. I think it's fitting, though ... really goes along with the ambiance of the place, in a good way. Have a few beers and you won't even notice it.

I'm 30, a floor contractor, live in queens and walked into the place wearing keens and a shirt covered in paint ... you know what, I didn't get a single look, nobody gave me attitude and the service was still good. This place seemed okay ... maybe it's the people writing the reviews with poles up their asses that should just find somewhere else to frequent. If you want to go out, drink, eat crappy food (that tastes good after a few bluepoints) and not worry about how loud your voice is, this place is for you.

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★★★★☆

I read the reviews on this site before I went to GYC and was a little nervous about going to the place. I'm not a big brooklyn fan in general - which I probably shouldn't be admitting on "City Search Brooklyn" - as it seems like there's an air of "too cool for school" that permeates the entire western portion of the borough, but figured I'd go check it out with a couple of my friends that live on Hoyt and Atlantic.

Our waiter wasn't a bad guy despite being a little high on himself, the service was good. He was a little sarcastic, which I get the feeling some people writing reviews about this place have mistaken for rudeness. I bumped him by mistake and it was *totally* my fault ... but he actually comped us a pitcher anyway. Is that poor service?

If you're looking around checking everyone else out, yes, you will notice a lot of younger individuals that seem like they've been transplanted from Murray Hill. Okay, not my cup of tea either, but if the company you're with is that miserable that you feel the need to pass judgement on everyone sitting around you, get new friends.

I will agree the bathroom is gross. It sort of reminded me of summer camp in the berkshires with the concrete floors and faint smell of urine mixed with v-mit. I think it's fitting, though ... really goes along with the ambiance of the place, in a good way. Have a few beers and you won't even notice it.

I'm 30, a floor contractor, live in queens and walked into the place wearing keens and a shirt covered in paint ... you know what, I didn't get a single look, nobody gave me attitude and the service was still good. This place seemed okay ... maybe it's the people writing the reviews with poles up their asses that should just find somewhere else to frequent. If you want to go out, drink, eat crappy food (that tastes good after a few bluepoints) and not worry about how loud your voice is, this place is for you.

Pros: decent beer selection

Cons: it's in brooklyn

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It was close to 100 degrees when I went to the Gowanus Yacht club with my boyfriend. I was ID-ed and I didn't have my ID with me. To my surprise I was shut down from ordering a measley PBR. I was shocked that I was ID-ed in the first place since it seems like they're trying to pull off a tacky dive bar on the street anyway -- plus, I'm not ashamed to mention it, I'm cute. I ordered a veggie burger from the greasy looking, waiter, and after he spent five minutes walking around smoking a cigarette, he told me they were out of the veggie burgers. I was hot, miserable, and filled with nothing but hate for the stupid stuff like the rules posted on the chalk board and the fact that the ugly waiter id-ed me. Totally not worth it.

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★☆☆☆☆

It was close to 100 degrees when I went to the Gowanus Yacht club with my boyfriend. I was ID-ed and I didn't have my ID with me. To my surprise I was shut down from ordering a measley PBR. I was shocked that I was ID-ed in the first place since it seems like they're trying to pull off a tacky dive bar on the street anyway -- plus, I'm not ashamed to mention it, I'm cute. I ordered a veggie burger from the greasy looking, waiter, and after he spent five minutes walking around smoking a cigarette, he told me they were out of the veggie burgers. I was hot, miserable, and filled with nothing but hate for the stupid stuff like the rules posted on the chalk board and the fact that the ugly waiter id-ed me. Totally not worth it.

Pros: Beer selection

Cons: Service, Crowd, Seating

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My hsuband & I grab bagels from here at least 4 times a week. They're always warm & always fresh.
The only problem is the smell from the Beer Garden next door. If you go very early on a Sunday morning to get a bagel & the paper you can smell the sour smell of OLD Beer & fresh P!S5.

It's shame.

2
★★★★★

My hsuband & I grab bagels from here at least 4 times a week. They're always warm & always fresh.
The only problem is the smell from the Beer Garden next door. If you go very early on a Sunday morning to get a bagel & the paper you can smell the sour smell of OLD Beer & fresh P!S5.

It's shame.

Pros: Fresh/Warm bagels & great counter service

Cons: Right Next Door to a Rat-Trap.

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It's an OK shop. Large selection but WAY over priced. And once I found out that this place was owned & run by the same people who own & run the filthy Gowanus Yacht Club I figured how clean could this place be?
A lot of yuppies take their kids in there for a quick bite then head to Carroll Park. Over paid rude people in their 40's & 50's with 4 & 5 y/o kids & ignoring the kids while you try to eat is a turn off, too.

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★★★☆☆

It's an OK shop. Large selection but WAY over priced. And once I found out that this place was owned & run by the same people who own & run the filthy Gowanus Yacht Club I figured how clean could this place be?
A lot of yuppies take their kids in there for a quick bite then head to Carroll Park. Over paid rude people in their 40's & 50's with 4 & 5 y/o kids & ignoring the kids while you try to eat is a turn off, too.

Pros: large selection of realtively fresh bagels if you get there early

Cons: Same filthy people run/own the the pig sty yacht club next door. I won't eat food from there now!

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Typical pretentious herd that thinks they are cooler than everyone else. I purposely brought my bay ridge friends to this place just to annoy the hipsters there. I love watching the hipsers look at some of my buddies with thier yankees jackets and erin go bragh t-shirts.

this place is pretentious, you can hear the mindless babble coming from some of these trust fund babies about some gallery opening or some too cool store,

why dont you go out and by a bar a soap with your money instead?

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★☆☆☆☆

Typical pretentious herd that thinks they are cooler than everyone else. I purposely brought my bay ridge friends to this place just to annoy the hipsters there. I love watching the hipsers look at some of my buddies with thier yankees jackets and erin go bragh t-shirts.

this place is pretentious, you can hear the mindless babble coming from some of these trust fund babies about some gallery opening or some too cool store,

why dont you go out and by a bar a soap with your money instead?

Pros: dont know

Cons: pretentious, hipster too cool for you crowd

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The food is below average and the service is far worse! I stronly urge you not to eat here. My girlfriend and I ordered two cold cut sandwiches with only one other customer ahead of us. It took the brilliant staff of 5, not including the rude, stuck up bimbo behind the register, 15 minutes to make the sandwiches. When the second sandwich was finaly done, the bimbo behind the register laughs and says, "oh, ha ha, didn't you order the 'american hero', I say 'Yes we did', She laughs and says "he made the wrong one, do you want this one"? When I say no, the bimbo had the nerve to give me an attitude about it , sighed, rolled her eyes and sent her genius co-worker back to make the correct sandwich.
10 minutes later, we finaly get the sandwich we ordered a half an hour ago, and we're on our way home to eat. Get home, the bread is stale, the tomatoes on the sandwiches are the end pieces with the green leaf still on, brown as sin avacado chunks and lettuce so brown a starving rabbit wouldn't eat it . So after removing all the extra ingredients from the stale bread, we take a few bites. Realizing that cold cuts are not supposed to be dry and crunchy, we throw the rest in the garbage. So please, don't wase your time!

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★☆☆☆☆

The food is below average and the service is far worse! I stronly urge you not to eat here. My girlfriend and I ordered two cold cut sandwiches with only one other customer ahead of us. It took the brilliant staff of 5, not including the rude, stuck up bimbo behind the register, 15 minutes to make the sandwiches. When the second sandwich was finaly done, the bimbo behind the register laughs and says, "oh, ha ha, didn't you order the 'american hero', I say 'Yes we did', She laughs and says "he made the wrong one, do you want this one"? When I say no, the bimbo had the nerve to give me an attitude about it , sighed, rolled her eyes and sent her genius co-worker back to make the correct sandwich.
10 minutes later, we finaly get the sandwich we ordered a half an hour ago, and we're on our way home to eat. Get home, the bread is stale, the tomatoes on the sandwiches are the end pieces with the green leaf still on, brown as sin avacado chunks and lettuce so brown a starving rabbit wouldn't eat it . So after removing all the extra ingredients from the stale bread, we take a few bites. Realizing that cold cuts are not supposed to be dry and crunchy, we throw the rest in the garbage. So please, don't wase your time!

Pros: location

Cons: The service!

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After forgetting my food order a couple of times the waitress had the nerve to charge me for an extra pitcher of beer. I didn't want to make a deal of it and to confirm I asked my friend who agreed that she was wrong. So I made my claim and the waitress said "I'll take it off but I know I'm not wrong and you did get an extra pitcher" now that said I have gone to this hole for years only because it had a viable outdoor area so I respond "so you are saying that I'm lying and trying to get an extra pitcher?" and the idiot barmaid kept saying "I know I'm not wrong" and immediately this bimbo next to the bar starts ranting at me claiming "I'm not a local" and begins a non sensical tirade in front of the other patrons. I don't like pulling a race card in these situations but being this place is full of white yuppie "hipsters" I found it odd being the only latino in the place that these 2 ganged up on me along with the stupid bouncer adding in a nice overly blatant sarcastic tone "have a nice night". The people that go and work there need to get a grip on reality and realize how pathetic the so called "community" ideal is what makes the rest of the world hate americans and places like this.

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★☆☆☆☆

After forgetting my food order a couple of times the waitress had the nerve to charge me for an extra pitcher of beer. I didn't want to make a deal of it and to confirm I asked my friend who agreed that she was wrong. So I made my claim and the waitress said "I'll take it off but I know I'm not wrong and you did get an extra pitcher" now that said I have gone to this hole for years only because it had a viable outdoor area so I respond "so you are saying that I'm lying and trying to get an extra pitcher?" and the idiot barmaid kept saying "I know I'm not wrong" and immediately this bimbo next to the bar starts ranting at me claiming "I'm not a local" and begins a non sensical tirade in front of the other patrons. I don't like pulling a race card in these situations but being this place is full of white yuppie "hipsters" I found it odd being the only latino in the place that these 2 ganged up on me along with the stupid bouncer adding in a nice overly blatant sarcastic tone "have a nice night". The people that go and work there need to get a grip on reality and realize how pathetic the so called "community" ideal is what makes the rest of the world hate americans and places like this.

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This is probably the best juice bar--not over-priced and they'll make anything you want. I love that they will make more gourmet versions of an egg and cheese on a roll and not charge a bundle---forget American cheese, you can get gruyere plus many other varieties and have it on whole grain bread or other options. the coffee is decent for deli coffee and the sandwiches are enormous, fresh, and reasonably priced--highly recommended!

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★★★★☆

This is probably the best juice bar--not over-priced and they'll make anything you want. I love that they will make more gourmet versions of an egg and cheese on a roll and not charge a bundle---forget American cheese, you can get gruyere plus many other varieties and have it on whole grain bread or other options. the coffee is decent for deli coffee and the sandwiches are enormous, fresh, and reasonably priced--highly recommended!

Pros: gourmet alternatives to comfort food, reasonably priced

Cons: often busy

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What a f___ing joke this place is. There is a "waitress" there (long, stringy, black hair, tats, piercings, sullen, surly looks) who typifies the place: bad attitude personified. GYC is a little, stinky slice of attitude-laden Williamsburg in our wonderful Carroll Gardens 'hood. The staff is beyond unfriendly- they are comically rude and uncaring, as if they've done you a favor to bring you a beer or one of their attrocious "food" offerings. The bathroom is- no joke- the most vile sh_thole toilet I have EVER had the misfortune to experience- think about that as you bite into your hotdog.

GYC has gone straight downhill. They probably figure that, what with their cool, hip, ironic moniker and easy-to-find location, they've cornered the market (beer garden wise) and don't even have to try. But oh, how they're wrong. More and more places with gardens are opening up, which will eventually mean GYC's demise. No one I know goes there anymore, and I say good riddance.

0
★☆☆☆☆

What a f___ing joke this place is. There is a "waitress" there (long, stringy, black hair, tats, piercings, sullen, surly looks) who typifies the place: bad attitude personified. GYC is a little, stinky slice of attitude-laden Williamsburg in our wonderful Carroll Gardens 'hood. The staff is beyond unfriendly- they are comically rude and uncaring, as if they've done you a favor to bring you a beer or one of their attrocious "food" offerings. The bathroom is- no joke- the most vile sh_thole toilet I have EVER had the misfortune to experience- think about that as you bite into your hotdog.

GYC has gone straight downhill. They probably figure that, what with their cool, hip, ironic moniker and easy-to-find location, they've cornered the market (beer garden wise) and don't even have to try. But oh, how they're wrong. More and more places with gardens are opening up, which will eventually mean GYC's demise. No one I know goes there anymore, and I say good riddance.

Pros: near the subway

Cons: still open

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This Summer will be my 4th Summer in Carroll Gardens. Sorry to say, but i won;t be going to the Gowanus Yacht Club any more. That Yacht SANK!!!

I've spent alot of time drinking beer in The Gowanus Yacht Club. And would have drunk a lot more, if they had a working restroom. On the few rare times that the workers let people use the bathroom you were ankle deep in a combination of liquids that I won't try to guess.

But I'd even settle for that on the nights when I had a few too many beers. Guys are told to go down the stairs to the train station to "use a corner" or "the wall" while the ladies are sent to beg other restaurant owners in the area. You know what's funny? The Owner of the GYC is also the co-owner of the Union Cafe BUT the Union Cafe won't let you use thier restrooms. And what about the Bagel Shop? Same owners, so why not open that bathroom?

A "Beer Garden" with no restroom is an Accident... too late. I wet myself.

Hey, when I was 22 watering a nearby tree was kewl but at 28... Not So Much. Especailly since I live near the GYC. But the customers they get who are NOT from Carroll Gardens don't care where they leave their mark especailly when they are encouraged and/or dared by the GYC workers.

0
★☆☆☆☆

This Summer will be my 4th Summer in Carroll Gardens. Sorry to say, but i won;t be going to the Gowanus Yacht Club any more. That Yacht SANK!!!

I've spent alot of time drinking beer in The Gowanus Yacht Club. And would have drunk a lot more, if they had a working restroom. On the few rare times that the workers let people use the bathroom you were ankle deep in a combination of liquids that I won't try to guess.

But I'd even settle for that on the nights when I had a few too many beers. Guys are told to go down the stairs to the train station to "use a corner" or "the wall" while the ladies are sent to beg other restaurant owners in the area. You know what's funny? The Owner of the GYC is also the co-owner of the Union Cafe BUT the Union Cafe won't let you use thier restrooms. And what about the Bagel Shop? Same owners, so why not open that bathroom?

A "Beer Garden" with no restroom is an Accident... too late. I wet myself.

Hey, when I was 22 watering a nearby tree was kewl but at 28... Not So Much. Especailly since I live near the GYC. But the customers they get who are NOT from Carroll Gardens don't care where they leave their mark especailly when they are encouraged and/or dared by the GYC workers.

Pros: Cheap! Cheap! Cheap! and outside.

Cons: No where to "go" & unless you drink fast & often the wokers get nasty.

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I like Bagels by the Park. the workers are nice & the Bagels are good. Too bad they are the same owners as the Smith & Union Cafe {where I've gotten sick from eating at least 3 times} and they also own the Gowanus Yatch Club - - where you can never use the restroom - if they even have one.

Nice place for a quick fresh bagel sandwhich if you're doing your laundry or sitting in Carroll Park.

Like I said, the workers are real nice. Too bad the owners can improve thier other 2 places!

2
★★★★☆

I like Bagels by the Park. the workers are nice & the Bagels are good. Too bad they are the same owners as the Smith & Union Cafe {where I've gotten sick from eating at least 3 times} and they also own the Gowanus Yatch Club - - where you can never use the restroom - if they even have one.

Nice place for a quick fresh bagel sandwhich if you're doing your laundry or sitting in Carroll Park.

Like I said, the workers are real nice. Too bad the owners can improve thier other 2 places!

Pros: Opens Early - Good Coffee

Cons: Too bad they don't serve their stuff at the GYC.

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I used to patronize this establishment, however I don't partake any longer. Not only is the service slow but the clientele is noisy and inconsiderate of the neighborhood residents. Even on a weekday night there is hooting and loud screams coming from this bar. Too bad its patrons are so immature.

1
★★☆☆☆

I used to patronize this establishment, however I don't partake any longer. Not only is the service slow but the clientele is noisy and inconsiderate of the neighborhood residents. Even on a weekday night there is hooting and loud screams coming from this bar. Too bad its patrons are so immature.

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Generally really good bagels and sandwiches, also very good smoothies (although they're expensive). A couple of the staff members are a little unfriendly, though. I love the avocado chicken bagel sandwich. It's a pretty good value for the area. Aren't open very late, though, unfortunately.

1
★★★☆☆

Generally really good bagels and sandwiches, also very good smoothies (although they're expensive). A couple of the staff members are a little unfriendly, though. I love the avocado chicken bagel sandwich. It's a pretty good value for the area. Aren't open very late, though, unfortunately.

Pros: Nice neighborhood-y feel, good bagel sandwiches and smoothies

Cons: Some items a little expensive, not open very late in the afternoons.

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I've loved going to the Yacht club for the past few summers, on a near weekly+ basis. The beer and dogs are cheap and plentiful, the service usually rushed and sporadic, but ultimately friendly...it's not like you go there to be doted on.

Last night changed that. My girlfriend and I went and took the table nearest the entrance, where we sat for 20+ minutes without anyone coming over to take an order. I caught eye contact with the waitress a couple of times, she ignored us. Even Alan Harding (the owner of the GYC and ubiquitous restaurateur of Smith St.) walked passed us twice giving a friendly nod, but didn't say anything. So finally I got up and walked over to catch the waitress and mentioned (as if to give her an out) that we were sitting at the table over in the shadows and maybe she hadn't seen us...she cut me off mid sentence and said defiantly, "there's no table service over there, we have too many walk outs and I'm the only person here tonight".

Fair enough, but here's my gripe: If she knew what I was about to say, it means she saw us sitting there the whole time (and infact had waited on the table a mere 4 feet from us). Would it have been so hard to come over and just say, "sorry, if you want to sit here you have to order and pay for your food from the bar." Problem solved, I really wouldn't have cared. Instead, we sat there wondering what the hell was up, and then ultimately were treated as if asking for a minimum of service was an assault. And she wondered why I seemed offended.

So, to Alan and crew, if you read this: PUT UP A SIGN.

1
★★★☆☆

I've loved going to the Yacht club for the past few summers, on a near weekly+ basis. The beer and dogs are cheap and plentiful, the service usually rushed and sporadic, but ultimately friendly...it's not like you go there to be doted on.

Last night changed that. My girlfriend and I went and took the table nearest the entrance, where we sat for 20+ minutes without anyone coming over to take an order. I caught eye contact with the waitress a couple of times, she ignored us. Even Alan Harding (the owner of the GYC and ubiquitous restaurateur of Smith St.) walked passed us twice giving a friendly nod, but didn't say anything. So finally I got up and walked over to catch the waitress and mentioned (as if to give her an out) that we were sitting at the table over in the shadows and maybe she hadn't seen us...she cut me off mid sentence and said defiantly, "there's no table service over there, we have too many walk outs and I'm the only person here tonight".

Fair enough, but here's my gripe: If she knew what I was about to say, it means she saw us sitting there the whole time (and infact had waited on the table a mere 4 feet from us). Would it have been so hard to come over and just say, "sorry, if you want to sit here you have to order and pay for your food from the bar." Problem solved, I really wouldn't have cared. Instead, we sat there wondering what the hell was up, and then ultimately were treated as if asking for a minimum of service was an assault. And she wondered why I seemed offended.

So, to Alan and crew, if you read this: PUT UP A SIGN.

Pros: the dogs keep coming like rounds at the bar...

Cons: the effort involved

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Used to love Gowanus Yacht Club - in the past, it had good atmosphere, affordable beer, friendly service.

This summer, however, things have changed for the worse. Our party of 6 was asked to leave immediately after paying the bill (and leaving a more than 20% tip), to make way for more paying customers. When we complained about this, the waiter told us we should have tipped him more and that he "could have turned over the table multiple times" during the time we were there.

When did the Gowanus Yacht Club go from being a relaxing neighborhood hang-out to a money-grubbing Manhattan-like establishment that cares more about "turning over" tables than treating customers well.

Very disappointing.

1
★★☆☆☆

Used to love Gowanus Yacht Club - in the past, it had good atmosphere, affordable beer, friendly service.

This summer, however, things have changed for the worse. Our party of 6 was asked to leave immediately after paying the bill (and leaving a more than 20% tip), to make way for more paying customers. When we complained about this, the waiter told us we should have tipped him more and that he "could have turned over the table multiple times" during the time we were there.

When did the Gowanus Yacht Club go from being a relaxing neighborhood hang-out to a money-grubbing Manhattan-like establishment that cares more about "turning over" tables than treating customers well.

Very disappointing.

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Hurry up and open for the summer!!!!! Great place to stop for a drink on the way home from the subway.

1
★★★☆☆

Hurry up and open for the summer!!!!! Great place to stop for a drink on the way home from the subway.

Pros: location, value

Cons: noisy

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I have a love hate relationship with them. They are cheap and good but they make a lot of mistakes. The bagels are really good, especially when they just came out of the oven. The coffee is decent too, well when they remember to clean the machines. For awhile it had that tin taste to it. I love this place for cheap simple things like eggs and cheese on a bagel. Anything more complicated seems to come out wrong. I think most of the staffs English isnt that good and causes miscommunications and mistakes. They also make a mean tuna melt and some fine smoothies. Dont order the large iced coffee or smoothie unless you are a family of 4, their large is basically a popcorn bucket with a straw in it. Its more liquid then any one person should consume in a single day.

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★★★☆☆

I have a love hate relationship with them. They are cheap and good but they make a lot of mistakes. The bagels are really good, especially when they just came out of the oven. The coffee is decent too, well when they remember to clean the machines. For awhile it had that tin taste to it. I love this place for cheap simple things like eggs and cheese on a bagel. Anything more complicated seems to come out wrong. I think most of the staffs English isnt that good and causes miscommunications and mistakes. They also make a mean tuna melt and some fine smoothies. Dont order the large iced coffee or smoothie unless you are a family of 4, their large is basically a popcorn bucket with a straw in it. Its more liquid then any one person should consume in a single day.

Pros: cheap

Cons: slow, confused

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There should be more of these outdoor beer gardens around, but there aren't. This one has the makings of perfection, with cheap drinks and snacks. All seems to be well, except for the fact that the place gets crowded with bitter wish-we-could-afford-to-live-in-LES Brooklyn newbies. The last two times I was there, I was scowled at by some tattooed and pierced kid who felt that I was taking up her/his space. And yesterday my friend stopped by with her baby (during the afternoon) and 2 people made comments to her that it was not an appropriate place for them. Get over it.

1
★★★☆☆

There should be more of these outdoor beer gardens around, but there aren't. This one has the makings of perfection, with cheap drinks and snacks. All seems to be well, except for the fact that the place gets crowded with bitter wish-we-could-afford-to-live-in-LES Brooklyn newbies. The last two times I was there, I was scowled at by some tattooed and pierced kid who felt that I was taking up her/his space. And yesterday my friend stopped by with her baby (during the afternoon) and 2 people made comments to her that it was not an appropriate place for them. Get over it.

Pros: location, drinks, snacks

Cons: clientelle

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Very fun and relaxed. It feels like you are have left the city, until you hear the car horns. Too bad its getting cold.

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★★★★★

Very fun and relaxed. It feels like you are have left the city, until you hear the car horns. Too bad its getting cold.

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i used to live around the corner from here when it first opened and before every hipster and their mother moved to the nrighborhood! argh! now, its impossible to get a seat and the place overflows with gals in flipflops and skirts and boys in trucker hats. however, the waiters are friendly, its a good, cheap staple and for the most part (once you get a seat) , its a good time.

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★★★★☆

i used to live around the corner from here when it first opened and before every hipster and their mother moved to the nrighborhood! argh! now, its impossible to get a seat and the place overflows with gals in flipflops and skirts and boys in trucker hats. however, the waiters are friendly, its a good, cheap staple and for the most part (once you get a seat) , its a good time.

Pros: friendly service, cheap, cheap!

Cons: , hipstered out

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this place was great until it became over run with the reverse b&t crowd (manhattanites that go to brooklyn to go out). In the afternoons the place is laden with hipsters with faux-hawks, flip-flops and big anoying sunglasses. In the evenings, they're still there and just dumb-drunk. The "food" is, well lets face its... "food" in the same way ketchup is a vegatable. With so many great, old neighborhood places in Carroll Gardens, I find it remarkable that anyone who may entertain the notion that they are cool, would even begin to concider hanging out here.

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★☆☆☆☆

this place was great until it became over run with the reverse b&t crowd (manhattanites that go to brooklyn to go out). In the afternoons the place is laden with hipsters with faux-hawks, flip-flops and big anoying sunglasses. In the evenings, they're still there and just dumb-drunk. The "food" is, well lets face its... "food" in the same way ketchup is a vegatable. With so many great, old neighborhood places in Carroll Gardens, I find it remarkable that anyone who may entertain the notion that they are cool, would even begin to concider hanging out here.

Pros: cheap beer, dirty water dogs

Cons: , bathroom

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What more could a single girl in her 20s want on a warm spring evening? Crowd is really fun and friendly, staff is friendly and quick, grill options rock, indoor bathroom has been added, and it's outdoors. Not many fun outdoor options when it's nice out - glad to have more! I'll definitely be going back!

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★★★★★

What more could a single girl in her 20s want on a warm spring evening? Crowd is really fun and friendly, staff is friendly and quick, grill options rock, indoor bathroom has been added, and it's outdoors. Not many fun outdoor options when it's nice out - glad to have more! I'll definitely be going back!

Pros: Crowd, Cheap, Outdoors

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One of my favorite summer places to go. You can easily sit here for hours and drink, as the beers are so cheap and numerous in variety and the atmosphere is relaxed and laid back. Plus the assortment of hamburgers and sausages etc. The only downside is as it's a small space, with it's steady increase in popularity, it can be very hard to get a table sometimes and you end up standing around for a while.

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★★★★★

One of my favorite summer places to go. You can easily sit here for hours and drink, as the beers are so cheap and numerous in variety and the atmosphere is relaxed and laid back. Plus the assortment of hamburgers and sausages etc. The only downside is as it's a small space, with it's steady increase in popularity, it can be very hard to get a table sometimes and you end up standing around for a while.

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This is a great place to just hang out. It has a great laid-back feel and is always crowded on nice nights. The beer is cheap, the people are friendly, but the porta-potty, though clean, should be replaced by indorr plumbing.

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★★★★★

This is a great place to just hang out. It has a great laid-back feel and is always crowded on nice nights. The beer is cheap, the people are friendly, but the porta-potty, though clean, should be replaced by indorr plumbing.

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The place is disgusting, especially the "bathroom". The food is to be avoided and the staff is incompetent. You get what you pay for... move on!
Also, the owner is not considerate of the neighborhood, given that there is no attempt at soundproofing, etc.

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★☆☆☆☆

The place is disgusting, especially the "bathroom". The food is to be avoided and the staff is incompetent. You get what you pay for... move on!
Also, the owner is not considerate of the neighborhood, given that there is no attempt at soundproofing, etc.

Cons: dirty, rude staff

 

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