Get your buzz on with a visit to these Brooklyn breweries, wineries and distilleries! Create your own crawl or let us do the work for you - click to see our tour!
New York City has a long, storied tradition of brewing beer, but since prohibition, very few breweries came back. Until now. And did you know that New York has more breweries than any state east of the Rocky Mountains?
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Kings County Brewing Collective (Bushwick)
Kings County Brewers Collective (KCBC) is the first brewery to operate in Bushwick since 1976. Owned and operated by trio of experienced local brewers who rotate brewing duties and recipe design, KCBC produces a wide variety of high-quality beers, including tropical IPAs, farmhouse saisons, classic lagers, and exotic sours.
The Red Hook Winery aims to uncover and highlight the best vineyard sites in New York state. From the salty, sea-breeze-blown North Fork of Long Island to the stone, shale, and winter-dominated Finger Lakes. Open daily noon to 6pm.
Brooklyn Winery (Williamsburg)
A gorgeous winery with wine tasting room and restaurant located in the heart of Williamsburg. This is a must visit but please note, they are usually closed on weekends for private events (aka weddings).
Greenhook Ginsmiths (Greenpoint)
Tours on Saturdays include meeting the makers, seeing how gin is made, and of course, tasting the gin!
The Noble Experiment (Bushwick)
Limited availability tours but worth a try. They offer an inside look into the day-to-day operations, some history of New York City's rum business, from colonial times through Prohibition and now as well as samples of dry white rum distilled on site using locally sourced organic molasses.
Kings County Distillery (Brooklyn Navy Yard)
Kings County Distillery is New York City’s oldest operating whiskey distillery, the first since prohibition. Founded in 2010, Kings County makes handmade moonshine, bourbon, and other whiskeys out of the 118-year-old Paymaster Building in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.