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The patriotism at Custom Wine Bar is clear, from the reclaimed upstate and Pennsylvania wood used to make the high tables and long bar to the all-American list of small-vineyard wines: the mostly West Coast reds and whites are accompanied by a half dozen domestic bottled beers and boutique bourbons. Owner Dan Lathroum, (Manhattan’s Bar Veloce wine bars) and Stefan Mailvaganam (Bar Carrera) teamed up to give Williamsburg a relaxed and affordable destination that would showcase what the US-of-A has to offer. In the kitchen, they borrowed Bar Carrera’s chef, Ryan Bartlow, to create a menu of regional sandwiches, from Philly cheese steak sliders and Chicago-style hot dogs down to fried shrimp po’boys and an Elvis-inspired peanut butter, banana, and bacon choice. Smaller bites include a simple grilled cheese, a few salads, and rotating meat-and-cheese plates. The only desserts on the menu are oozingly rich and satisfying brownies and a plate of homemade cookies.Note
Kitchen closes daily at 2 a.m.Recommended Dishes
Philly cheese steak sliders, $6