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200 Flushing Avenue

200 Flushing Avenue


Our 200 Flushing Avenue cafe opened in the summer of 2013.  On the corner of Flushing and Washington Avenues, the building was once home to the infamous JJ’s Navy Yard cocktail lounge.  The decor takes nods from the location’s history. Marble used for the counters and bar was discovered behind drywall in the back room, and the smaller coffee tables are supported by old industrial coffee fly wheel bases. Theatrical dressing room lights evoke the strippers’ former backstage area in the basement, and the bar’s linoleum was stripped away to reveal the original antique hextile floors.

200 Flushing Ave.
Brooklyn NY 11205
718-858-5500

Hours
Monday – Sunday:  7am-7pm

Cafe

With a floor to ceiling glass front facade, our 200 Flushing Avenue cafe offers views of busy Flushing Avenue and gets plenty of natural light.  A Our vintage booths, reclaimed tables and vintage chairs add to the unique cafe vibe, as does our early 20th century bar.  Atop the bar sit a pair of vintage Faema E61 espresso machines, which can dial in and deliver an exquisite espresso extraction.  200 Flushing is home to most of our company record collection, so feel free to browse and suggest an album.

Wallabout / Brooklyn Navy Yard

The Wallabout / Brooklyn Navy Yard neighborhood has a rich history.  It is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Brooklyn.  The Wallabout Bay area was a thriving coastal community in the 17th century. Starting in 1637, the Wallabout served as the landing site of the first ferry across the East River from lower Manhattan! The bay eventually became the site of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, first used by merchant and military vessels and then expanded for commercial use.  The Navy Yard space is now home to over 200 manufacturing and commercial businesses.

History

The space was once home to JJ’s Navy Yard cocktail lounge, an infamous bar that served drinks to longshoremen and sailors on Flushing Avenue. What was once a dark watering hole is now a bright and airy cafe with an espresso tasting bar and fresh croissants.  Marble used for the counters and bar was discovered behind drywall in the back room, and the smaller coffee tables are supported by old industrial coffee fly wheel bases. “Our company in general is about respecting some of the crazy history of Brooklyn while doing our best to look to its future,” says BRC’s Jim Munson.