First condoms, now beer—yep, you can now get craft brews delivered straight to your door via cargo bike from Brooklyn shop Bed-Stuy Beer Works. The new service is the result of a collaboration with cooperative Full Lane Logistics, and we couldn't be happier about it. Lazy hops-heads can select same- or next-day delivery from the Bed-Stuy retailer's top-notch, regularly updated selection.
Check out the current list here; options range from beer-geek faves like Amager Bryghus Wrath to trusty go-tos such as San Francisco's Anchor Steam. You can order mix-and-match six-packs, cases and growlers. Having a party? Order a keg or half-keg, and skip the miserable travails of having to roll heavy tubs of beer to your abode.
Bed-Stuy Beer Works (409 Willoughby Ave at Walworth St, Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn; 718-797-1465) is open Monday to Thursday (3–9pm), Friday (noon–9pm), Saturday (noon–10pm) and Sunday (noon–8pm), but note that there's a 6pm cutoff for same-day delivery (8:30pm to get your booze the next day).
The bike delivery zone is from Fulton St (south) to Flushing Ave & Broadway (north), and Vanderbilt Ave (west) to Malcolm X Blvd (east). If you love more than a couple blocks from the zone, delivery is still available for a $10 surcharge (East/South Williamsburg, Bushwick, Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Clinton Hill and Fort Greene can be accommodated). Any order over $40 is eligible for delivery; fees are below. Cheers!
- Two cases of beer: $10 (+$5 for every additional case, up to eight cases)
- Six-packs, growlers, large bottles, etc.: $10 (flat fee)
- Quarter-keg: $15
- Half-keg: $30 (+$10 for empty-keg pickup)
Oenophiles will want to check out Wine 34, a wine bar and restaurant. Order a glass of wine ($12–16), or choose a bottle from the extensive list of more than 300 wines from around the world. Suds and spirit lovers will also be happy to see that Wine 34 has a draft beer and craft cocktail menu. As for food, the menu changes seasonally and focuses on fresh and local ingredients. Like any good wine bar, Wine 34 offers a customizable selection of cheese and charcuterie (one for $7, three for $16, five for $23) as well as appetizers like gulf shrimp with green peppercorn sauce ($14) and pan-seared scallops with asparagus risotto ($15). Entrees include lamb loin eye with lemon mashed potatoes and shaved Brussels sprouts ($30), grilled hangar steak with sauteed spinach, red wine sauce and truffle fries ($26) and a selection of flatbreads with toppings like prosciutto, ricotta and sweet onions ($12 for a small, $16 for a large).
Venue says: “It’s Wine thirty…four. Another place to relax and have a glass. We are proud to have received Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for 2016.”