By Dispatch Editors on Friday, September 23rd, 2022 at 5:28 pm
A new wine and tapas bar began soft opening this week on Montrose Avenue.
The small retail space has just a few tables and a bar area with a large outdoor deck. The new business joins the outskirts of what is fast becoming Brooklyn’s hottest night club district.
Located between Graham Avenue and Humboldt Street, the new spot is just a block from the Montrose L train, once shunned by single white women and now the epicenter of fun. Half a block away is the Win Son empire as well as neighborhood hook up joint Duck Duck while in the other direction is Sleepwalk, Post No Bills, Pink Metal, and Tradesman.
The menu includes a mix of classic Spanish tapas, pintxos, and meat and cheese boards. Pintxos, if you’re wondering, are the singular portions of food usually served with a toothpick, often on a slice of bread. When your friend who went to Barcelona that one time won’t stop talking about the tapas, he means this.
The menu, while tiny like a tapas, appears to offer enough of a selection even your vegetarian friends can eat.
The new wine bar replaces Bagock Fried Chicken & Doughnuts, which closed during the pandemic. Bagcock was the creation of Chef Gillian Clark and offered some of the best fried chicken in North Brooklyn. Previous to that, the location had been home to an outpost of Brooklyn Mac, a local chainlette of macaroni and cheese restaurants.
Marcela Wine Bar
173 Montrose Avenue,