New Beer Gardens Coming to Governors Island


Governors Island may be New York City’s best place to picnic, but sometimes you may not want to bring your basket! We’ve got you covered this year with more dining options than ever.

This week, we announced that the Island’s Liggett Terrace will offer not one but TWO pop up beer gardens! Island favorite Little Eva’s returns for it’s 6th season starting May 1, serving frozen drinks, sumptuous grilled plates and fresh grain salads featuring local and Island-grown produce in a seated atmosphere.

In addition, East Village veterans Alphabet City Beer Co. and Edi and the Wolf will bring the best of Avenue C to Governors Island with a season-long pop up, serving sausages, charcuterie, salads and even a beer brewed specially for Governors Island. YUM! Alphabet City Beer Co. / Edi and the Wolf will open in the Western corner of Liggett Terrace in May.

In January, we announced that Governors Island will also be home to Island Oyster this summer. Slated to open in early summer, Island Oyster, a pop-up oyster bar and beer garden from the crew behind Grand Banks, will bring a sustainable summer fare menu and signature cocktail program to the ferry landing at Governors Island. With sweeping views of New York Harbor, the Lower Manhattan skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge, Island Oyster will remain open into the evening hours (after the rest of the park closes), enabling guests to experience the best sunsets and nighttime views in New York City.

Stay tuned for more information on opening dates and hours, and be sure to include Governors Island on your NYC food & drink destination list this spring and summer. Cheers!