Portside is a unique, al fresco lounge located on Brookfield Place’s Waterfront Plaza. Discover this new, urban oasis inspired by coastal charm and nautical traditions. Experience happy hour, bites, epic sunsets, and weekly programming opportunities for the ultimate summer “getaway.”
Check out these featured events to get a taste of what's to come this summer at Portside.
Portside is the place to pick up copies of the most talked about beach reads of the summer! Visit our Boat Bar Library at Portside, located on the Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place and enjoy a complimentary library of FREE books. Find books from the curated lists of Harper’s Bazaar and Conde Nast Travelers Books for Vacation, there will be something for every genre, age and interest. Books will be placed out for the public to enjoy by 11:00 AM. Come grab a book! One book per person. Books available while supplies last.
Toes in the sand, wine in your hand! Get a chance to explore a curated flight of wines from stand out vineyards led by a sommelier Portside at BFPL!Learn More
It’s time to take those sandy treasures you’ve found and turn them into art with our Coastal Crafts Workshop. Enjoy a tasty beverage as you learn how to turn sea glass into your very own work of art.
To find a seashell is to discover a world of imagination! Children of all ages will enjoy creating something new out of the familiar seashell with Art Fun Studio. All supplies included with your ticket. RSVP required to participate.
Summer is here, and that means it’s time to hit the beach in style! Get ready for beach season with live towel and canvas bag monogramming at Portside. This will surely put some prep in your step!
Canvas bags and towels will be available while supplies last.
Ahoy Matey! Join us Portside as we learn one of the most essential lessons for life at sea - Knot Tying! Children of all ages will be taught about all different kinds of knots, how to tie them and what they are best for.
Join us for a Saturday morning dance party with Yacht Rock favorites. Kids can jam out at this daytime dance party complete with Captain’s hats and blow up guitars.
Portside is open for seating from 9am to 9pm daily from June 29th through September 30th.
We will be offering a wide range of events and live entertainment throughout the summer. Check out what's on deck.
Access to Portside is free and open to the public, with a 250-person capacity.
Valet & Self-Park available at 250 Vesey Street or 200 Liberty Street via Parking.com
*When you book your reservation, receive a free Portside sunscreen for the whole party - we've got you covered!
Starting at 5PM each day, the first 100 guests to drink or dine at Portside will receive a free Portside Matchbox.