Welcome to Woodhul Winebar!

In 1792, Richard M. Woodhull, in hopes of drawing crowded Manhattan dwellers to “the suburbs,” purchased a large piece of land surrounding N. 2nd Street and extending to the East River. In 1800 he named the area Williamsburgh, after his surveyor Jonathan Williams. We’re not exactly sure why, but in 1855, the “h” was dropped from the name Williamsburg as it was incorporated into the city of Brooklyn, but as a nod to history we dropped the “l” off the last name of our neighborhood’s founder.

Our focus at Woodhul is, first and foremost, wines from around the globe: from Europe to South Africa, New York to California, and everywhere else that plants our beloved vitis vinifera. And on those days when you’ve had your fill of the grape, we offer a nice range of small batch bourbons and craft beers.

Hungry? Stop in and enjoy a broad selection of snacks ranging from small sandwiches and salads to chicken liver mousse and generous cheese and meat plates! (The kitchen is open every day until 2am.)

*Note from the owner:
Oh, and the Rhino in the logo? Hey, Steve Jobs picked an Apple and Met Life has Snoopy! But seriously, a subtle reminder of a beautiful yet endangered species on our little planet can’t be so bad. I can’t imagine a world without our giant friends roaming freely and I have, and will, continue to support organizations like the World Wildlife Fund and WildAid.

Cheers!