Where to Grab a Drink in NYC Right Now
With an old-school hi-fi theme featuring cool and hard-to-find records, Public Records is another hip Brooklyn social space with multi-faceted offerings to its visitors: it’s a restaurant, cafe, retail store, and dancing spot that serves a plant-based menu of food and drinks. Get un-parched with natural wines highlighting wineries from around the world, along with special on-tap cocktails like the Mister Monk (Avua Cachaca, green chartreuse, falernum, pineapple shrub), summer negronis, frozen drinks, and signature drinks like the Terra Daisy Swizzle (tequila, thyme infused grappa, grapefruit cordial) and Berry Nice To Meet You (bourbon, Cocchi Rosa, green chartreuse, strawberry shrub). The vegan dinner menu includes al pastor squash blossom tacos, kimchi fried rice, 22-hour housemade labneh, and dessert like banana cream pie. Be sure to check their website for upcoming events that include dancing and more.
Where to Buy and Drink Natural Wine in NYC
Created as a social space to spotlight independent musicians, artists, and creatives, Public Records is also the base for a vegan restaurant, outdoor garden available for dining, retail store, and café. The natural wine list includes limited production bottles from wineries around the globe—like Porta Bohemica in northern Bohemia, founded by a laboratory scientist and chemist turned natural winemaker; Austrian producers Maria and Sepp Muster, who operate a biodynamic winery in Styria; and Czech Republic-based natural wine pioneer Richard Stavek. More recently, they have launched a weekly wine series to highlight different producers each week throughout dinner service (curated by Via Whines).
How to order: Reservations available via Resy. Online shop available via website.