You probably aren’t going to travel for 68 Jay Street Bar, but if you live or work in the area, it should be one of your go-to spots for a casual drink. It’s a little space on a corner near the waterfront in Dumbo, and it feels sort of like someone’s living room. There aren’t many actual chairs, but there are plenty of stools and padded benches along the walls.
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