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January 01, 2020

The Owl’s Head Owner to be Guest Chef at Cypress Hills Supper Club

Artist, arts advocate and bar owner, John Avelluto, to craft three-course dinner in support of Norte Maar on February 19, 2017

January 17, 2017

Owl’s Head Bar Of Bay Ridge Mixes Wine, Beer, And Passionate Fundraising For LGBTQ+ Causes

“By adding Mondays and donating a portion of revenues every LGBTQ+ Night to worthy causes, we can make this good feeling last all year long,” said Avelluto.

January 10, 2017

Bay Ridge bar raises funds for It Gets Better, announces new ‘LGBTQ+ Nights’

Bay Ridge wine bar, The Owl’s Head, announced on Monday, January 9, that it raised over $1,000 at a December 23 event for the It Gets Better Project, a nonprofit organization that provides support to LGBTQ young people worldwide.

November 30, 2016

How A Gravesend Local Founded The Owl’s Head

Bay Ridge is known for its small town feel, its Middle Eastern cuisine, longstanding Italian bakeries — not so much its upscale bar scene. So for those who’ve seen or experienced The Owl’s Head, first impressions likely included, “What’s a wine bar like this doing on 74th Street?” — this quaint locale is not the product of transplants out priced from Williamsburg but a homegrown southern Brooklynite from Avenue Z, attempting to fill a nuanced hole in the area food scene.

May 12, 2016

Once upon a crime: Wine bar uncorks Ridge’s bloody history

Bay Ridge was not always the peaceful neighborhood it is today. A local history sleuth will spill open the truth about some of the neighborhood’s grisliest, most ghastly moments in “True Crime Bay Ridge,” at the Owl’s Head wine bar.

January 15, 2016

Chug along! Ridge bar toasts R train centennial

Straphangers toasted the 100th anniversary of Bay Ridge getting a subway at The Owl’s Head wine bar. The Bay Ridge’s only train may not get a whole lot of love these days, but Ridgites were so excited over its opening that they held a day-long celebration.

December 21, 2015

Cantina scene: ‘Star Wars’ fans land at local bar

Luke, I am your vintner.

Lightsabers glowed and wine flowed at The Owl’s Head pre-game party for the midnight premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. The 74th Street wine bar looked like the Mos Eisley Cantina with patrons dressed as characters from the beloved sci-fi saga, and it made for quite the spectacle, the owner said.

January 20, 2015

NYC Wine List: Natural Selection

“The Owl’s Head seeks both quality and surprise.” says Avelluto. “I often select wines from off-the-beaten-path locations or uncommon, indigenous varietals that don’t get a lot of attention in your neighborhood restaurants. If we are featuring an international varietal, we are most likely to show it grown in an unexpected context [i.e., Syrah from high-elevation Penedes rather than the Rhône], but with attention paid to balance. In terms of quality, I maintain a list that features good vineyard practices, with most selections exhibiting organic or Biodynamic certification if not full-on ‘natural.’” 

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