Brooklyn Heights Wine Bar Increases My Heartrate
February 4, 2011 | Comments Off
This awful weather has made working out a bit of a challenge this winter. I have started playing a new motivational game to get myself out and moving after work, even when its ten blasted degrees outside. My new exercise routine involves walking to new and different drinking establishments in far-flung spots in Brooklyn, having a drink and little bite of something, and walking back. Call it dysfunctional if you’d like, but it does do the trick. If there is a drinking adventure in the mix, I’m much more likely to get up and out. My latest find is Brooklyn Heights Wine Bar on Henry Street, conveniently about two miles from my apartment, which makes for a solid 4 mile walk, with some Rioja in between. They have an interesting, well-chosen, and very reasonably priced selection of wines and their spirits harken heavily from the artisanal and local ilk, which I respect. I haven’t tried any of the cocktails but I sure liked the sound of many of them. They have a great happy hour from 4:30-6:30, where you can get $1 oysters and a choice of four “themed” wine flights that fall into categories like “Light and Refreshing” or ” Rich and Bold”. They even throw in your choice of a crostini topped with white bean puree, sun dried tomato or olive tapenade. Love it. My favorite thing is that they do the quartino pour, which is perfect if you have dragged your friend along with you, like I did, and you want to share one. With inspiration like this, I may even get back in shape by spring.