Anaïs Wine Bar
Anaïs is a natural wine bar where someone who can perfectly pronounce saucisson will pour you a glass of chilled red on tap. It’s clear that these people, who are also behind Rhodora and June, know a thing or two about wine bar design: there’s floor-to-ceiling windows, a marble bar, ample date spots, and a corner table in the window where you can eat anchovies and gossip. You’ll find their mostly French bottle selection displayed on a large bookshelf alongside early edition feminist erotica, because this natural wine bar isn’t like the other natural wine bars—it sells books, too. Buy a book, snack on pleasantly seedy sourdough, and listen to a couple reflecting on a strenuous day of brownstone shopping in Boerum Hill.