2826 Fort Hamilton Pkwy, at E. 4th St.
What it is: Hamilton’s is one of the best reasons you can think of for heading over to Windsor Terrace. A cozy wine bar with great craft beers, as well as an all-star kitchen, it’s a great neighborhood spot to check out for dinner, or just some tasty wings and beer.
Why we love it: Everything Hamilton’s does seems to be top-notch. In winter it’ll serve mulled drinks, it’s got a fantastic menu that will keep you coming back to try all the other dishes, and on top of all that, it’s a relaxed yet vibrant bar in a neighborhood that doesn’t often get a lot of traffic from outside the neighborhood. You wouldn’t guess it from inside Hamilton’s, which feels like stumbling onto a scene that you feel kind of dumb for not knowing about before.
Who to bring: This is an excellent date spot, straight up. Sure, you can get some excellent wings, but with it’s small, well-crafted dishes and great wines, this is the kind of place to go and have a nice cozy few drinks.
What to order: If it’s winter, check out their mulled wine. As for food, I fully enjoyed the mac and cheese with bacon and the grilled squid, which was tender as anything.
Fun fact: Hamilton’s is owned by the same people who run Alchemy, so if you’re a fan of that Park Slope fixture, you can get a sense of what to expect here!