44 Berry Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Cuisine: Wine Bar/Bar Snacks
Our Rating: ★ ★ ★
Cards: All Major
Hours: Mon-Thurs 4pm-2am; Fri 4pm-4am; Sat Noon-4am; Sun Noon-2am
Booze: Full Bar
Subway: L to Bedford Ave., G to Nassau Ave.
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Sound Fix Records has a new neighbor: The Counting Room-an upscale multilevel wine bar that has taken over part of the former seltzer factory at 44 Berry Street.
The Counting Room offers a selection of wines from The Old World. The wines are decently priced at $8-$11 dollars a glass, half bottles which range from $16-$25, and full bottles from $25-$45. Instead of 2 and 4-top tables, long picnic benches are scattered throughout the industrial, airy space. Several retractable garage doors line the upstairs and when opened it almost feels like you’re drinking outside.
The Counting Room is named after an inscribed salvaged schoolhouse door the owners found in Upstate New York. See if you can spot the door on the lower level, which is our favorite part of the bar. Downstairs is dimly lit and more of a cocktail lounge than the street level, it’s the perfect place to throw a birthday party with ample space for large groups of people, and dancing if you’re so inclined.
Our favorite cocktails are the Reverend Horton Heat #2 which contains Smoked Lemon infused Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Maple Syrup and Seasonal Fruit ($11) and the Gourmet Popcorn which contains Corn infused Luksusowa Vodka, Salt and Butter infused Dry Vermouth and Combier Orange ($11). Spirits, beer, appertifs & digestives are also served.
Small plates of food are also offered to compliment the wine. Our favorites are the French Onion Soup ($10), Assorted Meat Board ($16), and Grilled Cheese Sandwich ($12). Warm Chocolate Chip Cookies with Milk Punch ($7) and White Trash Créme Brûlee ($7) are also served for those with a sweet tooth. On the opening weekend a full Brunch menu was offered, however moving forward only the regular menu will be available on the weekends with the addition of two to three featured Brunch items.
Time Out New York says:
TAGS: Bar Snacks, Bars, Bedford, Brunch (Weekends), Fairly Cheap, Fancy Cocktails, Good for Groups, Greenpoint, Notable Beer, Open Late, Sandwiches, Wine Bar, ★★★ Good
Williamsburg hipsters can ditch the PBR and go a little more upscale at this multilevel wine bar in a converted quinine factory. In the cellar you can sample seasonal cocktails by bartender Vincent Favela, while the street-level bar will focus on wine, small plates and tapas against a backdrop of exposed brick. Also, look for local microbrews and specialty whiskeys.