Every bottle on our wine list is available by the glass - yes, even that $300 bottle of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
And offering all of our wines by the glass is just the beginning. Welcome to California 88.
With our flagship location slated to open in Summer 2018 in the hip neighborhood of Greenpoint Brooklyn, California 88 is more than just your average wine bar. Think of us as your gateway to experiencing that laid-back, easy breezy California lifestyle you've heard about.
We'll transport you to the vineyards of Healdsburg, the streets of East LA, and the world-renowned kitchens of San Francisco. All without leaving NYC.
We're your neighborhood wine bar with a twist. An homage to our many decades spent living throughout the golden state, we'll be pouring all California wines, serving up California-inspired cuisine, showcasing unique products Made in California, and hosting private winemaker dinners and leading exclusive retreats back to California wine country.
The founders of California 88 have worked at the San Francisco Bay Area’s most renowned catering company and co-founded the largest e-commerce platform for the wine industry. It was while working and living in the Bay Area that they found their love of wine (and each other) – not through formal training, but by simply tasting the endless wines at their disposal, and discovering their own unique palettes – after all . . .
Taste is highly personal, and subjective. We want YOU to be your own wine "expert."
That's why we're offering the unique experience to taste every single bottle of the owner-curated wines in the bar - 88 sumptuous California wines - everything from rare cabernet sauvignon's to award-winning pinot noir's to small-production sauvignon blanc's to the best rosés (yes way!), and everything in between. Grab a taste, a flight, a glass or a bottle - your choice.
Whether you're a seasoned pro or want to learn more about wine, California 88 has you covered. With wine tasting events, workshops, chef-led dinners and more, we plan on being your trusted resource for all things wine, food, and of course, California.
We can't wait to see you soon!
587 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222
We're located between Nassau & Driggs in Greenpoint.
1/2 block from the Nassau G subway stop.
Exclusive California wine list coming soon.
We focus exclusively on California wines – 88 curated California wines consisting of: 22 cabernet sauvignon + merlot, 22 pinot noir, 22 other reds + blends and 22 whites + rosés. All 88 wines are available as: 1.0 oz. tasting, 3oz flights, 5 oz. glass and 750 ml bottle.
Experiential events + workshops coming soon.
We believe that experiences > things. And that there's nothing more powerful (or uniting) than sitting around a table with a group of people, and breaking bread. So we plan to do that with you. Often.
We hope to facilitate a two-way relationship between New York wine lovers and California winemakers. Think: wine tasting classes, private winemaker dinners, exclusive book signings, chef talks, workshops, wine country retreats and more!
Made in California retail shop coming soon.
California is more than just good food and wine, it's a wonderland of exciting artists, creators, writers, and makers of all kinds. Our petite, yet meticulously curated retail selection will feature books, textiles, kitchenware, home goods and more.
Our goal is to amplify the creative voices of women, people of color and the LGBTQ+ community throughout California.
Goods available in shop and online.