Drink At A Misunderstood Yacht Club Before Scarfing Down Dumplings
Don’t let the ritzy sounding name fool you—Gowanus Yacht Club is an unpretentious outdoor patio that will make you feel like you just walked into a friend’s backyard barbeque. The cheap beers, beach-y vibe, and lively crowd makes this the ideal spot to spend a sunny afternoon without draining your bank account.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite from sunbathing, head to East Wind Snack Shop on Smith Street for Chinese dumplings made in-house every day. Unlike most cheap eats spots, East Wind is affordable without skimping on freshness and flavor. You can get dumplings stuffed with juicy pork, 28-day dry aged beef, plump shrimp, or assorted veggies if meat isn’t your thing. The other dishes are also worth checking out to round out your meal, especially the pork belly bao and Hong Kong hot cakes.
Gowanus Yacht Club
323 Smith Street, Brooklyn
East Wind Snack Shop
253 Smith St, Brooklyn