Cobble Hill’s Quirky Sample Wine Bar

Cobble Hill’s Quirky Sample Wine Bar

When friends come to town for a visit, I eagerly do my part and plan a few worthwhile things to do: experience some must-see attractions and go to one or two innovative eateries normally top the list. Sounds like a worthwhile agenda, right? For the most part, my friends contribute the usual “a friend of a friend is a bartender at [insert name of watering hole]”. So, with that said, that’s how I ended up one early Sunday evening at Sample Wine Bar in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. The narrow space is similar to other bars you’d encounter in NYC, with one exception—the quirky décor. The owner has the space decked out with a large colorful dragon, which looks down on patrons from behind the bar, and tons of huge pull-down maps, like the ones you’d probably see in a middle school geography class. I enjoyed a glass of Malbec, while my friends threw back a few brews. And, when the conversation with the generous bartender (friend of said friend’s friend) led to my dislike of sake, he offered up several samples, which did change my mind about the Japanese beverage. For sake, as well as a global list of wines from Chile and Argentina to South Africa, Spain, France and even Albuquerque, head to Sample Wine Bar.

 

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