Hot dog! Pier 6 rooftop bar opens in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Hot dog! Pier 6 rooftop bar opens in Brooklyn Bridge Park
Photo by Tom Callan

Bark Hot Dogs opened a rooftop concession on Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Saturday, bringing beer and frankfurters to a space that’s isolated from wide dining options.

The Park Slope-based upscale hot doggery is the latest gourmet vendor at the waterfront park and will serve its high-end franks through Labor Day.

“Once you get to the park, there’s nothing else around,” owner Brandon Gillis said. “Now you can spend more time in the park and really get a chance to explore and make a day of it.”

At lunchtime on opening day, the rooftop’s 160 canopied seats were full of happy kids and hungry parkgoers. But many of them were more excited about the breezy East River views — and the Sixpoint beer in cans — than the hot dogs.

“It’s more than I would normally spend on a hot dog, but for the location, it’s worth it for one day,” said Melissa Anderson, a 28-year-old Park Slope resident.

The lard-slathered sausages are $4 and the vegetarian variety is $6. Diners pick up their plain dogs, take them to a buffet of homemade condiments and garnish with abandon.

Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays until midnight, Bark also serves burgers, cans of beer and wine.

Other vendors on Pier 6 include Uncle Louie G’s Italian ices, and Milk Truck, a grilled cheese and milkshake stand.

Brooklyn Bridge Park set up the seasonal concessions last month, along with brand-new volleyball courts, restrooms and lighted pathways.

The southernmost section of the proposed 1.3-mile-long park also features a mega-playground, dog run and pedestrian promenade, which opened last summer.

Bark Hot Dogs [Atlantic Avenue and Furman Street in Brooklyn Heights, (718) 789-1939].

Harold Lee (left) and Ben Kraines, both from West Brooklyn, enjoyed hot dogs at the new Bark stand at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6.
Photo by Tom Callan