Dumbo Social City Guide

You might recognize it from the now-classic blogger shot standing before the cobblestone streets intersecting the Brooklyn Bridge, but there’s more to DUMBO (short for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) than a single great view. Check out these blogger-approved picks for our first hyper-local guide on where to eat, drink and, of course, snag the perfect Instagram shot.


For the dessert fiend: One Girl Cookies (@onegirlcookies)

Recommended by: Tess Christine, NYC lifestyle YouTuber

 “This place is an Instagram blogger’s dream, everything is super photogenic and really cute. More importantly, the cookies, the coffee– everything is amazing here. My favorite is the pumpkin whoopie pie— you have to try it!”


For the grabbing that iconic bridge shot: DUMBO House (@dumbohousebrooklyn)

Recommended by: Nanda Hampe, travel influencer and cofounder of 100 Grams of Sun

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*In Carrie Bradshaw “hello, lover” voice* Hello, rooftop pool overlooking the Bridge.


For the ultimate NYC slice: Juliana’s Pizza (@julianaspizza)

Recommended by: Nicole Iizuka, photographer and food stylist

“Straight up #BrooklynStyle.”


For those in search of a rooftop moment: 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge (@1hotels)

Recommended by: Eva Garzon, CEO & founder of The Grand Lion

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Because you need and deserve a rooftop set-up like this one.


For a decadence detox: Vinegar Hill House (@vinegarhillhouse)

Recommended by: Kiki Von Glinow, co-founder of @toastmediagroup

“This colorful leafy babe was from @vinegarhillhouse — Tuscan kale, carrot ribbons and the BEST buttermilk dressing.”


For a waterfront meal: Cecconi’s Dumbo (@cecconisdumbo)

Recommended by: Mariam, NYC fashion influencer

One of our favorites right from the start, this is the go-to neighborhood spot for outdoor dining.


For the Mexican spot that tops almost every restaurant list: Gran Electrica (@granelectrica)

Recommended by: NYC food-influencing duo Two Hungry Spoons

“Simple, excellent Mexican food without any gimmicks.”


For a judgement-free place to unwind: The Wing DUMBO (@thewing)

Recommended by: Klancy Miller, chef and cookbook author

The all-female co-working and social space debuted its (arguably) most impressive location yet in this duplex loft overlooking the river.