Located on the border of Sunset Park and Bay Ridge, the Brooklyn Army Terminal is nearby to many options for brunch, lunch, or a drink before or after your tour. If you like Mediterranean food, head to Bay Ridge for Lebanese standout Tanoreen or grab take-out from the Family Store. Industry City offers a host of food options seven days a week, including a food hall and Japan Village, or try a craft beverage at Brooklyn Kura Sake or the nearby Five Boroughs Brewing. Sunset Park is second-to-none in New York City for Mexican food along 4th and 5th Avenues, including Tacos El Bronco (which has a restaurant and a food truck), Tacos Matamoros, El Maguey, and Rosa’s Bakery. Or you can head up the hill a few blocks to 8th Avenue, Brooklyn’s Chinatown, where we recommend weekend dim sum at East Harbor or noodle bowls at Yun Nan Flavor Garden. Click the map below for more information. >> Continue reading
One of the fastest and easiest ways to get to our Brooklyn Army Terminal Tours is to take the NYC Ferry, which has two routes that stop there. The Rockaway route will take you there non-stop from Wall St-Pier 11 in just 20 minutes, or direct from Rockaway-Beach 108th St in 30 minutes. The South Brooklyn route runs between Wall St and Bay Ridge-69th St, with stops in Dumbo, Atlantic Ave, Red Hook, and the Brooklyn Army Terminal. Tickets are just $2.75 (though you cannot use a Metrocard on NYC Ferry – download the handy app instead), and the boats feature snacks, beer and wine, and of course, spectacular views of the city. Remember to check the schedule, and keep in mind that the Rockaway Ferry can get extremely crowded on summer weekends, so be sure to arrive early if coming from Wall St.
Brooklyn Army Terminal, Pier 4 // More Info
Bush Terminal Park is a secluded natural space in the industrial section of Sunset Park, built on the footprint of the abandoned piers of the old Bush Terminal shipping port. This waterfront park offers spectacular views of Lower Manhattan and the State of Liberty, and a unique opportunity to actually get close to the waterfront, with walking paths, tidal pools, and restored wetlands. The park also offers paths for walking, jogging, and cycling, as well as fields for soccer and baseball. The park is a short walk from the Brooklyn Army Terminal, and if you’re entering through the 43rd St entrance, be sure to stop by the monument to Irving T. Bush, founder of the Bush Terminal and instrumental figure in the building of the Army Terminal.
Entrances on 1st Ave at 43rd St & 50th St // Public Park // More Info
Pete’s Brooklyn Eats has been feeding the hungry workers of the Brooklyn Army Terminal for years. Run by the Macaluso family, they serve up pizza, pasta, salads, sandwiches, desserts, and more with friendly service and at an affordable price. The restaurant is located in the lobby of Building B and is currently open Monday–Friday. We can offer weekday tour packages of the Army Terminal that include a seated lunch, with space for up to 90 guests – contact us for menus and pricing.
Brooklyn Army Terminal Building B // Italian Restaurant // More Info
Brooklyn Kura is demystifying sake and making it more accessible by brewing it right here in New York City, hand-crafted with the highest quality ingredients. Located inside Industry City in Sunset Park, the tap room offers a rotating menu of sakes on draft, along with tap room-exclusive varieties like shiboritate, moromi and orizake, and light snacks including cheese, charcuterie, and nori. The tap room is currently open Friday–Sunday, so it’s a great place to visit after a after Brooklyn Army Terminal Tour.
68 34th St // Sake Brewery & Tap Room // More Info
Five Boroughs Brewing is a craft brewery producing 4,000 barrels of beer at annually in the heart of the Sunset Park industrial district. Their taproom is a great place to try their wide and unique selection of beers and is open to the public Thursday–Sunday (visit their website for detailed hours). The brewery is a short walk from the Brooklyn Army Terminal, and it’s a great place to grab a drink after a tour. They don’t serve food, but there are many options to order take-out delivered right to your barstool.
215 47th St, Brooklyn, NY // Tasting Room // More Info