263 N. 6th Street
Brooklyn NY, 11211
Cards: All Major
Hours: Tues-Sun 5pm-2am
Subway: L to Bedford Ave. or Lorimer St.
Food/Menu: Bar Snacks (Cheese Plate + Olives)
Booze: Full bar
Happy Hour: One Red Wine, One White Wine, and One Bottled Beer on special for 1/2 price
Pinkerton is our favorite new wine bar in Williamsburg. Serving New World wines by the glass as well as a half-dozen local and West Coast microbrews, owner Thomas Hudson is concentrating on “interesting, fun, good wines that are affordable,” with a focus on wines from Washington, Oregon, California, and Australia. The space is cozy and is great for a date, or a large group of friends-you can actually hear each other speak, which is a welcome change to most places in Williamsburg.
When Weezer released their second album, could they have guessed it would inspire this Williamsburg wine bar? Does Rivers Cuomo even drink wine? Formerly N. 6, Pinkerton is now dishing out new world wines by the glass. The list is small, there’s around a dozen options for $7 – 10 a glass. The drink menu also contains a selection of microbrews, like the Riverhorse Tripel ($8) from a small brew house in New Jersey. A menu of small plates is promised, the owner is consulting with chefs to bring in goodies like cheese and hummus platters. The bar may have a new rock ‘n roll-inspired name, but most of the easygoing bistro décor was kept intact. Expect a crowd of writerly types, drawn by the journalist who decided to open the spot. They can discuss the tomes of the day at the cushy orange bar stools, or debate the merits of this week’s New Yorker as they sip a Californian craft beer at one of the outdoor tables. With an alt-rock inspired name, the discussions will no doubt trend to the stuff of the glory days: songs about sweaters.