PLAN DATE: THURS / SEP. 27
Forget dimly lit, intimate vibes. This evening’s date night starts off at the bright and massive Grimm Artisanal Ales in East Williamsburg; a refurbished warehouse with fully exposed brewery fermentation tanks and everything from chicken shawarma melts to Za’atar wings that come courtesy of the nearby hole-in-the-wall Middle Eastern dive Samesa. It’s a brewery that doesn’t look like your typical brewery and a restaurant that isn’t technically a restaurant, but it still offers the best of both worlds.
After dinner, head to Matt Torrey’s for a few drinks. Though you’ll have likely had a solid fix of brews over dinner, this bar keeps things more traditional with its old-school aesthetic and cushy atmosphere. Contrasting dinner almost completely, you’ll be ending the night with low lighting, dark accents, and a traditional, though elevated, bar layout. But it’s the New York state sourced craft beer list that’s the real hook, with everywhere from Cooperstown to Queens stocked on tap.
Grimm Artisanal Ales
990 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: Sour beers are the head honchos here, and their dry-hopped sour Galaxy Pop! is a must-try.
46 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: They also make some mean craft cocktails, and we’re all about the fancy Boulevardier, with Bulleit bourbon, Campari, and sweet vermouth.