A couple months ago I had a work event in Brooklyn. We chose a brand new space for the event, and by brand new I mean not yet opened for business. In fact, a mere hour after our company’s brunch, the bar was to officially begin making their pizza and empanadas menus for the public. Quite an ambitious undertaking but it was in fact pulled off.
The space in which this bar/pizza joint is housed is absolutely beautiful. Sliding barn doors open to a massive area where original wooden beams run along the ceiling and a lodge-like atmosphere is effortlessly achieved by way of rustic moose heads, stump chairs and fireplaces. Despite the cozy winter decor, it felt open and airy on that warm and sunny afternoon of the event.
Last week as the temperatures began to drop significantly, I was excited to return to this Brooklyn bar for yet another industry event. This time the focus was whiskey and with the massive barn doors shutting out the cold air, we all cozied up and I imagined being at a ski lodge with delicious pizzas.
Check out Shelter in Williamsburg, BK if you are in the area. Winter or summer, this place has a lot to offer (food, cocktails and of course ambiance).