West Village will gain its very own neighborhood wine refuge when Brix Wine & Charcuterie Boutique opens on Thursday. The bar and retail shop is located in a portion of a former bank building at the corner of Kercheval Avenue and Van Dyke and features a menu devoted entirely to wines and charcuterie boards.
Owner Mikiah Westbrooks embarked on the project in the winter of 2015 and in that time has slowly transformed the bank’s vault space and drive-thru service window into a sleek, modern bar.
The 1,100-square-foot space seats roughly 40 patrons and features a private lounge area in the refurbished bank vault with plush couches and a high-end bottle and charcuterie service. Westbrooks has also brought a designers eye to Brix’s main seating area, which features beige and orange fabrics, with copper counters and dark wood furniture. Westbrooks hopes to eventually add an expansive patio area — between 50 and 100 seats — in the parking lot adjacent to the building.
While the menus are still forthcoming, customers can expect to find a variety of affordable wines from around the world at Brix offered by the glass or bottle. The charcuterie boards will include selections of cheeses and cured meats paired with items like pickled fruits and vegetables, nuts, preserves, crackers, and bread.
Brix is hosting free wine tastings from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. daily, August 17-19. A limited charcuterie menu will be available during the August 17 opening. The shop keep limited hours initially, but Westbrooks plans to expand them and add a retail wine selection in the fall. Take a peek inside the wine bar ahead of the crowds.
Brix Wine & Charcuterie Boutique is located at 7968 Kercheval Ave.; the bar will open from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday with extended hours and a retail wine program rolling out in the fall. Website.
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