Best Bar to Bring a Date:
Wolf and Deer
(74 Fifth Ave, Park Slope)
The cozy space is hiply rustic, the music is pleasantly inoffensive dinner-party worldbeat, the wine is varied and reasonably priced, and the charcuterie and cheese plates are small but luxuriant. If things don’t go well, it wasn’t meant to be. (Photos by Cody Swanson)
Runner Up: Way
(683 Washington Ave, Prospect Heights)
Plenty other bars have similar red leather banquettes and burnished lighting. But Way Station has a TARDIS. Like, from Dr. Who. Nerds like to bone too, you know! And a bar with an actual TARDIS is like Nerd Spanish Fly.