Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Love for Classon Ave 2: Thirst Bar





Franklin Avenue may be the local retail strip, but quiet, leafy Classon seems to be undergoing a mini-boom of its own. The latest, along with Pasha (see below), is truly unexpected - a wine bar in a chic new space on Pacific and Classon, steps away from several junkyards and just down the street from T&S Live Poultry.

Thirst Bar, from the owners of Fort Greene's popular Thirst Wine Merchants, is officially ready to go after a soft opening this weekend. First, the basics - their address is 629 Classon Ave, and their hours (at least for December) are: Tues-Thursday: 5pm-11pm; Friday-Saturday 5pm-midnight.

Their subtitle/motto/ethos is "Slow Wine, Scratch Food," and from my brief glance at the chalked-up menu, it looks like glasses will be available from $5 and up, and small plates will start around the same. The space itself is gorgeous - high ceilings, tons of natural light, a long bar down one side and tables made from recovered hardwood down the other - even if the surroundings are more "repair shop" than "wine bar." The owners, to their credit, are unfazed by the immediate locale - as they see it, they're walking distance from the subway and a lot of homes, they've got a strong following and good reputation at their Fort Green shop, and in the end, they believe the food, drink ("seriously interesting" wine, water, and coffee from a heavy-duty espresso machine), and atmosphere will keep people coming back. They're even hoping to put cafe-style seating out along Pacific next summer, which, if you know the corner, is quite something to envision at present.

Somebody go have a drink and a bite there and let us know how it goes!

Update - The Voice, as it turns out, beat me to this one, and they actually know a thing or two about food and wine. Read it here.


31 comments:

  1. Owners seem like really great people. I love their Ft. Greene store and can't wait to stop by the their new Crown heights locale!

    I love mini appetizers!

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  2. This location is questionable. Good Luck!

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  3. If you have any electronics that you are not using camera iPods laptop etc or any unwanted used broken gold bring to crow hill jewelry 711 Franklin ave you will get paid on the spot holiday season is around the corner why not get some extra cash ask for donna 347-770-8585

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  4. @crow hill jewelry: You folks sure do make a wonderful addition to the neighborhood. In just a short while, you have gone from being an unwanted business that no one wanted to see open in the first place, to off topic comment spammers! Good job, your sense of propriety is astounding and you should get a gold star from the BBB! Hell, you could even make that gold star by melting some of the stolen jewelry you will be buying.

    Less sarcastically though, you folks are kind of sad and pathetic. Instead of just quietly operating the business that you know folks in the neighborhood don't want, you have gone down the path of internet troll. You might think it's hilarious, but it really isn't, it just shows us all that you are petty and capricious. You are choosing to act like children, and you look ridiculous.

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  5. Crackheads and kids looking to score some cash for Chinese takeout? If you have any used/stolen/"borrowed" electronics,Iphones,jewlery, or gold bring to crow hill jewelry 711 Franklin ave you will get paid on the spot. Holiday season is around the corner, so get in debt for a new new year! Just look for the fucking baby on money. It's a baby ON TOP of money, get it?!

    ask for "Not PR....Italian honey"
    donna 347-770-8585

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  6. Eugene Josovips / Crow Hill FooleryDecember 14, 2010 at 5:02 PM

    @Nat

    Stop making fun of my store. It hurts my feelings and I feel insecure that people in this neighborhood who know how we operate. I also wet the bed as a child and have deep seated anxiety/panic attacks.

    PS What's wine?

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  7. Nat
    did anyone tell you where born ah ass hole live your life like an ass and die a real sad person you have something to say stop by the store don’t hide behind a computer who is the child now

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  8. Donna
    the only crackhead that i know is you

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  9. Crow hill JEWELRY WANTS TO LET YOU KNOW THAT GOLD IS AT ITS HIGHEST PRICE ITS EVER BEEN THIS HOLIDAY SEASON AND THAT OUR LOCATIONS IN TOWN ARE WILLING TO OFFER THE HIGHEST PRICE PAID IN TOWN DONT WAIT FOR THE PRICE TO DROP SELL IT NOW

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  10. Great! First the pawnshop brings negativity to the neighborhood and now the neighborhood's best blog. Really...what is the matter with you? Hopefully, capitalism will work its magic and you will be out of business soon.

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  11. Boycott the pawn shop and the laundry that it shares space with! Let the owner know by withholding your $$$s that we do not want the pawn shop in our neighborhood. Peace to Crown Heights!

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  12. All you hipsters are going to leave the neighborhood eventually. And when you do, I'm still going to be here making money.

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  13. Really Crow Hill Pawn Shop? Take a look at Prospect Heights, Fort Greene, and Clinton Hill--did the "hipsters" leave only to be replaced by Pawn Shops? Your knowledge of local history appears to be as good as your business plan.

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  14. ok what ever you say Anonymous dont you have a name i forgot you must be of the 1000 Anonymous that hide by the computer

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  15. Crow Hill Jewelry - You might be here for a while, since cockroaches and rats are always hard to get rid of. And you're so fucking fat it will probably take you 10 years to find your way back to the shithole you climbed out of.

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  16. Crow Hill Jewlery WANTS YOU TO KNOW THAT I CLEARLY HAVEN'T HAD MUCH BUSINESS AS I'M INSTEAD WRITING BACK AND FORTH WITH SOME PEOPLE ON A BLOG INSTEAD. WHY THE CAPS YOU ASK? I DON'T KNOW! PERHAPS IT'S MY HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND FINANCIAL STRESS! YOU HIPSTERS! WHEN YOU LEAVE FOR WORK AND THEN COME BACK I'LL STILL BE HERE WAITING FOR BUSINESS!

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  17. you are bunch of pussys and drunks and the only cracheads are your parants that means the hipsters mother and father thats if you know how your baby daddy is you are all a buch of white trash that can afford n y c so you move in with the african americans they dont want you so move back to bubba fuck you bunch of basty yuppies

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  18. Just to let everyone know that the store is doing fine I know there a lot of people hating or jealous buts that’s ok crow hill jewelry is her to stay if any of you folks have any gold electronics or anything of value that might not want anymore bring it to me and I will pay you top dollar
    And once again thank you for the support and business that I got this week you people are the best

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  19. Some of us hipsters are actually from new york..... nd could you please clarify the difference between yuppie and hipster? What if you just have a job and don't do much? Also "Crac" is spelled "crack".

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  20. wow, that wine bar looks AWESOME!!! I will have to go check them out :)

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  21. For those of you looking to sell gold, Crow Hill Jewelry WILL NOT give you the best price. If you really are trying to get some cash for the holidays for your gold, I suggest going to a profession gold trader in the city:

    http://www.47stbuyers.com/

    They will give you 20 or 25% more for your gold than crow hill.

    Good luck, and happy holidays!!!!

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  22. if you looking to get riped off yes you should go to new york city 47 street of 5th ave and 6th ave ther around 300 shops buying gold

    if you want real money for your gold you come see crow hill jewelry like they say your tryed the rest now come see bob the best
    mmerry xmas

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  23. Nice looking place. Do they have a website or FB page so we can look at the menu?

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  24. Has potential but needs a personality! It was dreary and pretentious for a neighborhood place. God knows we need a place like it here, but it needs to become more welcoming to stick.

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  25. FB page:

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/thirstbaravin

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