Experience Rustic-Chic on a New Level at These Eclectically Designed Spots in Greenpoint
Esme, a cozy restaurant in Greenpoint, proves that rustic minimalism is in style. From the entrance alone, the contrasting display of reclaimed wood and white shiplap, paneless windows, and a rusted, minimalist storefront sign will have you hooked. Inside, the design does Esme’s rustic vibe justice. With complex geometric pendant lights, natural hues, and just a single splash of color behind the bar to complement its stark white backdrop, this restaurant is the perfect pastoral escape from NYC’s concrete jungle. Don't miss the crispy calamari and ricotta cavatelli.
After dinner, grab some locally-sourced craft brews at The Brew Inn. With an old-school, almost-European stone facade, this low-lit gastropub goes all-in on testing the limits of unique designs crafted from refurbished wood. The bar itself is whipped up out of a mish-mash of unique wood patterns while the walls incorporate an almost quilted arrangement of wood, tile, and mirror. Basically, every corner of this bar is made up of quirky, ornamental wood placements, elevating this from your standard dive bar to a timbered walk-through art installation.
999 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn
The Brew Inn
924 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn