Wine bars in Brooklyn are hotter than Brooklyn in July, and it seems like a new one opens every day. Below are 10 recent arrivals that are perfect for an after-work drink with co-workers, a night out with friends, a romantic date, or your next trip to the Big Apple.
Brooklyn Winery (Williamsburg): It’s the real deal — an actual winery in the heart of Williamsburg —that also houses a wine bar stocked with staff favorites.
Hillside Wine Bar (Vinegar Hill): The perfect place to relax with wine and small plates while waiting for your table at Vinegar Hill House next door.
Thirstbaravin (Crown Heights): The excellent food and small, focused wine list of this loft-like bar make it well worth the visit.
Brookvin (Park Slope): Wine aficionado Aaron Hans opened this wine bar with a streamlined and eclectic wine list in 2009, across the street from his wine shop, Big Nose Full Body.
The Castello Plan (Ditmas Park): Peruse their list of more than 130 wines from small producers around the world by the light of a restored floodlight from a Navy aircraft carrier, and your faith in humanity’s ingenuity will be restored.
The Owl’s Head (Bay Ridge): Exposed brick walls, original tin ceiling, and a 12-foot chalkboard set the tone for a laid-back but sincere wine experience.
The Jakewalk (Carroll Gardens): Feels like a comfy neighborhood bar that just happens to have more than 200 spectacular wine choices.
Custom American Wine Bar (Williamsburg): Candlelight and an easily navigable wine list featuring American wines make this the perfect place if you are just learning about wine.
Mauzac (Fort Greene): The copper-topped bar and rows of sleek wine bottles call out for a few hours of conversation at the bar.
Pinkerton (Williamsburg): New World wines, affordable prices, and a sidewalk patio — what more could a city oenophile ask for?