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Stain

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766 Grand St., Brooklyn, NY 11211 40.711719 -73.942456
nr. Humboldt St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-387-7840 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Work, Live Music, Lounge, Open Mic, Outdoor Area, Theme, Wine Bar
Photo by Gavin Thomas

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L at Grand St.

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This low-key artists den—part exhibition space, part wine bar—is situated in a former bombed-out storefront well away from Williamsburg's main drag. Art school grads lounge on well-worn velvet sofas and play board games on the coffee tables, surrounded by charcoal sketches, magazines, and assorted creative supplies. A rotating cast of photos and paintings hang on the exposed brick walls, but the art here isn't just for admiring: During "PAINTstain" Mondays, patrons are encouraged to knit, sketch, and compose and journal and a 12-foot mural in the back garden is always available for dabbling. Wednesday is open mic night: the rest of the week is a mish-mash of live performances ranging from acoustic music to poetry readings. The inexpensive all-New York drink list includes 20 New York State wines by the glass or 20 New York beers, along with a list of creative wine cocktails such as the "popped cherry" (wine, cherry juice, and Olde Brooklyn Cream Soda), help guests get in touch with their inner Basquiat.

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