Sun-Mon, 5pm-11pm; Tue-Sat, 5pm-midnight
C at Lafayette Ave.; G at Fulton St.; 2, 3, 4, 5, B, Q at Atlantic Ave.-Barclays Center
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Opened in 2003 by Bill Stenehjem and Rose Hermann, a pair of longtime Fort Greene residents and oenophiles, Stonehome Wine Bar offers a sophisticated place for sipping and swirling. A long cherry wood bar undulates along the entire length of the room and both the music and lighting are soft, urbane, and unobtrusive. The wisely-edited list of 200 bottles and around 40 by-the-glass choices leans toward France, Spain and Italy, but intriguing picks from California, Germany, and other further-off grape-growing regions also shine. With BAM right nearby, Stonehome has become a popular pre- and post-show stop among Brooklyn concertgoers. But once you're relaxing on the patio with a couple of tasting flights and a platter of cheese and charcuterie, you might be happy to skip that curtain altogether.
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