PLAN DATE: MON / DEC. 10
Tonight combines charm with chill, and it all starts at Christina’s. With a homey, lived-in look with charming Polish influences, from the need-to-eat Hungarian pancakes and Bavarian-style pig knuckles to the cozy mom ‘n pop aesthetic (shout out to the old-school stained glass accents), this place will do date night proud for sure. They’ve got amazing Polish platters, authentic pierogies (get them with their ridiculously delish plum sauce), and sweet-or-savory blintzes that do for winter what rosé does for summer.
Afterward, head over to Brouwerij Lane for some brews. A super casual bar that offers up craft beer selections in serve-yourself coolers, this spot is ideal for winding down among upbeat company and low-key vibes. Whether you’re all about the scattered artwork on the walls, the quirky bodega-style aesthetic, or even their keg-stacked bathroom, you’ll absolutely dig these digs. And, if you’re having trouble settling on one of their many brews, you can’t go wrong with either the Blastmaster or Lick My Bub (though you should keep in mind the selections do change pretty frequently).
853 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: Part 2 of date night is going to be heavy on the beer, but that shouldn’t stop you from pre-gaming with Christina’s one and only authentic Polish brew on the menu: Zywiec.
78 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: We really recommend you make the night last by leaving with a growler of your choice.