Local Wine, Art, and Oysters
You can’t go wrong with wine and oysters on date night or Valentine’s Day. (Unless your date’s allergic to shellfish. Check on that, please). Throw a hip venue into the mix, and you’re all set. Plan an evening at the Brooklyn Oenology tasting room, where local grapes are king. The bar-restaurant makes its wine on Long Island and each bottle features the work of a different Brooklyn artist. Curious consumers can buy wine by a “taste” or a full glass. The menu lists notes about what, exactly, you can expect from each pour. You may also opt for a flight, sampling four wines at a time.
If you prefer other beverages, check out their extensive list of whiskies, ciders, and beers. Every Friday night is an oyster party (from 6pm on, enjoy $1 oysters), and the venue throws art receptions as well. Check out their full list of events for more date night ideas.