How to Dumbo

Visitor's Guide

Come for the incredible photo ops, stay for the culinary delights, artsy experiences and indie shopportunities.

DUMBO is the perfect place to experience the best of Brooklyn — Old New York vistas in the shadows of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, destination dining, art galleries, botiques and coffee shops, all converge in one quaint, creative waterfront neighborhood. Spend the day riding Jane's Carousel, snapping photos of street art, scoring Brooklyn made goods, eating at Empire Stores, drinking on Jay Street, and, yes, standing in line for pizza.

Not sure where to start? Check out our must see spots for the perfect day in Dumbo and read on for more specific guides.

Must see dumbo

Getting here

By Foot Via Brooklyn Bridge

Take the first exit off of the Brooklyn Bridge Pedestrian Path and walk down the stairs. To your immediate left you will see a map. Cross over Prospect Street and continue walking down Washington Street into DUMBO.

A/C train to High Street/Brooklyn Bridge: exit at Cadman Plaza West Stairwell, cross Cadman Plaza Park, pathway curves to the left. Walk downhill on Washington Street.

F train to York Street: exit station, turn right on Jay Street.

2/3 train to Clark Street: Exit the station and turn left onto Henry Street. Pass Cranberry Street and make a right on the footpath; you will see the A/C train station. Cross Cadman Plaza Park, pathway curves to the left. Walk downhill on Washington Street.

Take the B25 bus from Downtown Brooklyn to the last stop. Take the B67 Bus to Jay Street/ York Street. Take the B69 bus from Park Slope to the last stop at Sands Street. Turn right on Pearl Street.

The East River Ferry operates to and from the Fulton Ferry Landing from several locations along the Manhattan and Brooklyn waterfronts. The East River Ferry is $4 for one of the best views in town. Exit the Ferry Landing onto Water Street and walk north to DUMBO.

There are many bike routes to DUMBO — come by way of Front Street or Jay Street for the smoothest ride, or bike over the Manhattan Bridge and take in the views. With four Citi Bike stations and lots of bike parking, it’s the way to go!

The Pizza Capital of Brooklyn

Find your perfect pie.

The Staple

Front Street Pizza

The pizza joint every neighborhood wishes they had. Great pies - or slices - and much more. Affordable and delicious.

On the Waterfront

Ignazio's Pizza

A lovely respite across from Brooklyn Bridge Park.

The Original (kinda)


Named for his mom, Patsy Grimaldi's return to Dumbo is worth the wait. Open for outdoor dining, Sunday-Thursday from 11:30am – 8:30pm, and Friday & Saturday from 11:30am– 9pm.

The Original (sorta)

Grimaldi's Pizzeria

Sold by Patsy many moons ago, Grimaldi's still serves up legendary pies in a historic setting.

Lux and lovely.

Cecconi's Dumbo

Foodie and creative pies in a gorgeous space overlooking the river.

Like a local.

Love & Dough

Gourmet, wood fired pizzas and Brooklyn vibe - away from the tourist crush.

Browse Dumbo

Eat, drink and be merry.