Sauvage is French for ‘wild’ or ‘natural’ and this Greenpoint restaurant has a naturalist wine menu to match. From brunch and lunch through to dinner and dessert, this spot serves it all, but don’t miss the main draw: hand-crafted cocktails at its white-marble bar.
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Step off Bedford Avenue and into the Big Easy at Maison Premiere, a cocktail bar with an outdoor garden. Be sure to make a reservation: these New Orleans-style cocktails, oysters, and small plates are in high demand.
Only in Greenpoint can you find spots like Cherry Point, a former butcher shop that has been turned into a stylish bar and restaurant. On the menu: homemade charcuterie, ethically sourced oysters, and inventive cocktails.
What do you get when you combine a Momofuku research lab chef and a beer sommelier from DBGB? TØRST, a hip, wood-clad Danish bar doing boutique beers and a compact food menu that’s making Scandinavian food cool.
As seems to be the mainstay with boutique shops in New York, Kinfolk sources the highest quality designers to develop lasting products and unique experiences, but draws in street traffic with coffee, cocktails, and rotating DJs.
Hotel Delmano isn’t a hotel at all, but a Williamsburg cocktail bar in 19th-century digs. Go for the original cocktail menu and 100-bottle wine list, and stay for an exceptional raw bar specializing in a seasonal oyster selection.
Head off the beaten path to Donna, a hip cocktail bar underneath the Williamsburg Bridge. Unlike its industrial surroundings, its interior design by Home Studios makes it the perfect spot for a rum-driven cocktail, delicious tacos, and live music throughout the week.