Entering Sunny’s feels like a magical portal to another era. The time-capsule saloon is stranded on a desolate cobbled street near Red Hook’s post-industrial piers. Inside, the sepia-toned walls are plastered with eclectic art, photos and memorabilia, and bearded hipsters mingle with weathered regulars at the scuffed wooden bar. In 2016, locals mourned the passing of octogenarian artist Sunny Balzano, a member of the clan that ran the bar for more than a century. But his much younger wife is carrying on the tradition of weekly bluegrass and country jam sessions, plus other performances, in the bar’s back room.
Sunny’s BarA throwback neighbourhood saloon with regular live music
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Shop till you drop in this formerly industrial neighbourhood, with stops for brunch and art