warm cup of hot coffee warming in the hands of a girl

The photogenic Brooklyn Heights neighborhood is a place anyone venturing into Brooklyn should check out. The streets are clean, the historic architecture charming, and the views of downtown Manhattan from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade are as good as any. The neighborhood also has vibrant cafe, culinary, and bar scenes. If you’re visiting during the cooler months, punctuate your short stints admiring the neighborhood’s beauty outside with visits to these bars, coffee shops, and restaurants.

Brooklyn Heights Wine Bar and Kitchen

Longtime friends and business partners Stuart Leaf and Mark Lahm have a good thing going on at Brooklyn Heights Wine Bar and Kitchen. The wine list is impeccable and expansive, but the establishment is much more than just a wine bar. Drop in for a fresh pastry and warming cup of coffee any time of day, or warm up with a glass of wine or whiskey before, during, or after dinner.

50 Henry St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 855-5595


The warm atmosphere at Colonie starts with the open kitchen. It extends along the restaurant’s lush green wall, and is evident in every decor detail in the wood-clad restaurant. It shouldn’t take long for you to warm up once you step inside Colonie, but you’ll definitely be there by the time your hot toddy arrives with a delightful, locally sourced meal.

127 Atlantic Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 855-7500

Heights Cafe

Heights Cafe feels like a coffee shop, sports bar, and tavern in one. Two short blocks from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, the cafe is a natural choice for thawing out once the biting cold gets to you. The air is casual, the menu pan-ethnic, and the atmosphere lively.

84 Montague St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 625-5555

Henry Street Ale House

This Brooklyn Heights pub has been a mainstay in the neighborhood for more than 20 years. 16 beers on tap, experienced bartenders, quality pub grub, and an intimate and cozy atmosphere are a recipe for the warming hour or two you’ll spend here if you decide to drop in.

62 Henry St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 522-4801

Iris Cafe

This cute, affordable cafe and eatery is still relatively under-the-radar. What that means for you is a table right away and fair prices. Iris Cafe’s sticky buns and sandwiches are hot items, and patrons rave about the coffee. Since obtaining a wine-and-beer license, Iris Cafe also serves dinner. Roasted beets, shishito peppers, and goat-cheese stuffed cavatelli are all on the menu.

20 Columbia Pl.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(347) 844-9284

All of these restaurants are located within a 15-minute walk of NU Hotel Brooklyn. If the weather is on the chillier side the next time you stay with us, you can brave the cold knowing a warm meal or drink is just a few minutes away from your cozy hotel room.