Fort Defiance is a restaurant in Red Hook, Brooklyn, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch,
and great cocktails all day long. Opened in 2009, Fort Defiance is operated by writer/bartender

St. John Frizell. Our seasonal American food is prepared by executive chef Matthew Fleming.




"Diane, I've got a meeting with a possible informant at a tiki bar called the Sunken Harbor Club, at 365 Van Brunt Street in the neighborhood they call Red Hook. While I'm there, I'll have a slice of pie and a cocktail, maybe two. The true test of the tiki bar, as you know well, Diane, is the quality of its cocktails, which I'll be getting back to you about later that night. They say this bar is so close to the water that the scent of the ocean fills the streets at night... Man, wouldn't that be something!"


We now accept reservations! You can reserve a table below,
but please remember that we always reserve
at least half of our tables for walk-in customers. 

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The L Magazine says our Sunken Harbor Club is Brooklyn's Best Tiki Bar! Thanks, L Magazine!


We are one of Village Voice's 99 Essential Restaurants in Brooklyn. Thanks for the thoughtful review, VV—we think you really nailed it!