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Brooklyn Bridge Park Beach Shack Now Serves Beer and Wine

By Janet Upadhye | July 25, 2012 1:32pm | Updated on July 25, 2012 2:51pm

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS — Visitors to Brooklyn Bridge Park's pop-up pool can now turn from water to wine as the Brooklyn Beach Shack next door begins to serve alcohol after pool hours.

The Beach Shack opened earlier in the month on the same day the pool welcomed its first swimmers.

But like the pool, operations cease in September, causing a rush to obtain a beer and wine license.

State Sen. Daniel Squadron popped open a celebratory can of Brooklyn Lager and had a burger at the Shack next Tuesday night to celebrate newly (and quickly) granted liquor license.

“The state senator was instrumental in the expedition of our liquor license," said shack owner Glenn Markman. “We are so grateful for his efforts.

“We had a small window. So I’m glad it was possible.”

The Shack starts serving drinks at 6 p.m., when the pool closes.

Markman suggested it was a great hour to walk through the park, grab a beer, and watch the sun set on the Manhattan skyline.

“This is a magical sight,” he said. “Out here it feels like an escape from New York.”