UNIQUE WINE & CRAFT BEER
THE OWL'S HEAD
BAY RIDGE, BROOKLYN
WE SPEAK VINO
Since 2011, The Owl’s Head has poured Bay Ridge an eclectic, distinct, and affordable selection of global wines and craft beers, paired with ever-evolving menu of savory and sweet artisanal bites. The offerings are carefully selected from small producers by owner John Avelluto and served in a rustic setting that pays homage to the original design of the 1904 building.
A handcrafted bar top rough hewn from a single maple tree complements the restored tin ceilings and brick walls of the dining room.
The Owl’s Head provides an intimate atmosphere to enjoy some great wine and beer, tasty bites and good conversation with friends and family.
UNIQUE WINE, CRAFT BEER, TASTY BITES, GREAT PEOPLE
BEST WINE BAR IN BROOKLYN
"Its list of wines is diverse and beloved throughout Brooklyn."
"Bay Ridge might not be the first place you think of when talking natural wines and craft beers, and yet, here's The Owl's head, a four-year-old spot doing just that. Owner John Avelluto stocks his place with a lineup of biodynamic and sustainable vinos with a mind towards global producers of the smaller variety. His goal: to combat the standoffish label that wines have gotten and bring it all down a few notches. He even developed a new language to talk about wine, which he calls "face forward," an abandonment of the esoteric descriptors that plague many conversations about wine."
"..with unfailingly knowledgeable staff and a small but distinctive menu (try the Owl’s Red, produced in collaboration with Red Hook Winery). Owner John Avelluto has also transformed his establishment into quite the community hub, with gallery exhibitions, release parties, natural wine classes, tastings, a running club and theme nights, not to mention the Bay Ridge Poet’s Society; a monthly open mic reading series"
RUNNER-UP BEST BAR IN BAY RIDGE
BEST BROOKLYN BAR OWNER
"There are more than forty bars for the approximately 79,000 residents of Bay Ridge. But to have a bar that means something and does something, that's where John Avelluto's the Owl's Head comes in. Named after a local park, the cozy, brick-walled space opened in December 2011, serving a carefully curated wine and beer list along with small, house-made bites... One of Avelluto's aims, he says, is to "champion our artists' accomplishments, as this section of Brooklyn largely goes overlooked." Cheers to the champion of the underdogs. "
"Owl’s Head Wine Bar is a lovely place to have a nice glass of wine in an intimate setting surrounded by dim candle light. Their staff are expertly knowledgeable about every bottle in their establishment, in the most down-to-earth way possible when talking about wine. This non-pretentious, small little wine bar should be on your list when you’re looking for the best wine experience without the fluff."
"If you find yourself in Bay Ridge and in need of a more hip atmosphere, look no further than The Owl’s Head. Cool without being pretentious, this one-stop-shop has everything from cocktails to mouthwatering munchies. And there is always something to do at this bar, as they have many regular events."