The Castello Plan

New York City-Brooklyn

4.4 / 5

May 11, 2018

The Castello Plan, from which this wine bar takes its name, was one of the first maps of New York. This convivial Brooklyn bar is full of attractive details, including reclaimed lights from Navy...

The Castello Plan, from which this wine bar takes its name, was one of the first maps of New York. This convivial Brooklyn bar is full of attractive details, including reclaimed lights from Navy aircraft carriers. With lots of rough hewn wood and glass, and a few vintage scuba diving helmets thrown in, the effect is kind of ß-urban nauticalß-. And, as on a boat, prepare to get fairly intimate with your fellow diners, as the communal tables are on the narrow side. There are a few nooks where couples can escape from the melee, but no-one really minds cosying up to a few strangers when they’ve got a drink or two inside them, and there’ll certainly be no problem doing that here. The wine list is seriously impressive, a hefty thing encompassing 110 selections from small producers, wines from places like Croatia and Morocco. If you can find a place at the bar, make yourself comfortable and ask the knowledgeable bar staff for a few recommendations. Owned by the people behind nearby Mimi’s, the same level of care and passion is evident here. The bar is atmospheric and full of character and the drinks list has been composed with thought. If wine’s not your thing they stock a range of Belgian beers. They also serve some seriously tasty bar snacks, and if you like shellfish this is the place for you. One dollar oysters are on offer on Saturdays between 2pm and 8pm, and on Monday evenings it’s all you can eat mussels for $10.

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