Dumbo’s newest addition is already iconic solely based on its drink choices.
The intersection of Washington and Water Streets welcome Gair, a bar fulfilling Dumbo’s need for an upscale, community-centric space for drinking and dining.
The new staple promises to be a community hub for the three distinct waves of visitors each day – the tourists who make pilgrimages to snap a pic, the design and tech professionals who work here day-to-day, and the residents who crave a welcoming local option for drinks, dinner, and late-night rendezvous.
The drinks program, curated by Beverage Director Robert Struthers and General Manager Megan Casale, is creatively curated using both lesser-known spirits and locally produced beers. The quirky cocktail menu features drinks like the Bend and Schnapp!, a bourbon-based drink, Rum Forrest, Rum!, and Under the Influencer, one of their mezcal offerings. Drink names aside, Gair’s cocktail menu impresses with its low-ABV and mocktail options for those who choose to take it easy.
The wine selection showcases natural and organic wines from unusual wine-producing regions, such as Bosnia, South Africa, and Hungary, while also highlighting women-owned and family-owned brands, like the Anna Espelt Grenache Blanc; and the beer menu supports local breweries with all options hailing from New York, including Pizza Rats Pilsner from Staten Island and Whale Watching DIPA from Queens.
Gair’s food menu isn’t one to sleep on either!
The rotating small bites menu, led by Gabe McMackin, formerly the executive chef at the Finch in Brooklyn, was created to complement the cocktails. Chase the Resting Spritz Face (Gin, Suze, grapefruit, pink peppercorn) with charcuterie, cheeses and oysters, or pair your Old Man and The Sea (Japanese whiskey, soy, nori – kind of like a Sazerac that took a trip to Japan) with a few heartier offerings like a smash burger or lamb chops.
Gair is now open for drinks Tuesday and Wednesday from 4pm to 12am, Thursday from 4pm to 2am, Friday and Saturday from 2pm to 2am, and Sunday from 2pm to 10pm.
For more information, visit gair-dumbo.com and follow @gair_dumbo on Instagram.