Adam Robertson wanted his space to resemble the Louisiana house his great-grandfather built in 1909, so he called his father. Accompanied by a carpenter, they shopped for wood and other materials down South and built the U-shaped bar and cocktail tables, then loaded everything onto a trailer (along with a few antique mirrors) and hauled it up to Brooklyn. Maybe it’s the DIY savings that allows Robertson to offer 24 wines by the glass, each between $4 and $10. At these prices, you can easily spring for a few appetizers, such as a well-balanced cheese plate or the Nawlins-style shrimp cocktail—the recipe is courtesy of his dad.
|Venue name:||Total Wine Bar (CLOSED)||Contact:|
74 Fifth Ave
|Cross street:||at St. Marks Pl|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 5pm–midnight; Fri, Sat 5pm–1am|
|Transport:||Subway: 2, 3 to Bergen St|
|Price:||Average drink: $6. MC, V|
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