The Brooklyn of the 1980s and 1990s was more closely associated with grit, filth, and crime than the romantic architecture, history, and thriving arts scene that benefit its brand today. The borough has cleaned up considerably, and is home to numerous bars, restaurants, and nightlife venues that give Manhattan’s finest a run for their money. If you’re looking to plan a romantic evening out during your visit to Brooklyn, consider visiting one of these wine bars.
Black Mountain Wine House
Inspired by ski towns Stowe, Vermont and Jackson Hole, Wyoming, this Carroll Gardens wine bar could be the coziest place in New York to indulge in mulled wine during winter. It’s rustic, farmhouse-meets-ski-lodge feel is accommodating in warmer weather as well. Black Mountain Wine House is a 15-minute walk or five-minute drive from NU Hotel Brooklyn.
415 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
If you make it to Brooklyn while the weather’s still nice, keep Brookvin’s romantic wine garden in mind. The South Park Slope wine bar, operated by the owners of the Big Nose Full Body wine shop across the street, also has a cozy interior. Brookvin is one of Brooklyn’s more affordable wine bars.
381 7th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Praised for its natural wine list, June Wine Bar is a place to arrive both hungry and thirsty. In addition to having a well-curated wine list, this charming Boerum Hill establishment mixes delightful cocktails and serves epicurean delights like duck cassoulet and homemade gnocchi. June Wine Bar is less than a ten-minutes walk from NU Hotel.
231 Court Street
New York, NY 11201
Pair Wine & Cheese
It’s no secret that wine and cheese go together, and this Cobble Hill wine bar has mastered the art of pairing the two. Raclette dinners are a popular option in the cooler months. For those who can’t eat or don’t like cheese, the menu also features inventive, dairy-free appetizers like melon prosciutto. Pair Wine and Cheese is just three blocks east of NU Hotel on Atlantic Avenue.
140 Atlantic Ave.
New York, NY 11201
Affectionately called LCD Winesystem by enophile fans of James Murphy’s Brooklyn-based band, The Four Horsemen doesn’t feel apocalyptic. The Williamsburg wine bar’s interior is sleek, its food menu vegetarian-friendly, and its wine selection vast. In case it’s a dealmaker for you, the sound system at The Four Horsemen is also top-notch.
295 Grand Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Experience a different side of Brooklyn on your next visit. Cultivate your love story with a chapter spent experiencing Brooklyn’s most romantic wine bars.