I’m hoping this picture shows how truly cool this place is. Last night was my first visit to The Wine Loft at Pier Village. Peter and I attended a “Tweetup” with some of our fellow Twitter friends. I had heard of The Wine Loft, actually I follow them on Twitter (God I’m a geek), but I had no idea what to expect. What I found was a cozy hang out with great drinks and a tempting small plates menu.
You may have gathered from previous posts that I am really into atmosphere. I love an elegant setting, the right wine glasses, lighting, decor, all of it. If its done right, and all the pieces fit, I’m a happy girl. The Wine Loft made me a very happy girl, just check out their photo gallery.
The owners informed us that The Wine Loft is actually a franchise out of Louisiana. While I was perusing the corporate website I found this about their mission “Enjoying wine in a wine bar encompasses all senses, and as much thought has gone into our music selection, our ambiance, appearance of our team, style of wine glasses, our furniture, as has in the construction of our Wine List and Food Menu.” Bravo. It’s a good thing this place is about a half hour drive from me or I’d become a way too frequent visitor.
The owners treated us to their Artisan Cheese platter which you can see here. Danish Blue, Irish Porter Cheddar, Aged Manchego, Parmagiana Reggiano, and French Goat cheese. ($16) The Irish Porter Cheddar (the brown speckled piece) is unbelievable.
We were lucky enough to pick their very first live entertainment night. The Wine Loft will now have live entertainment every Thursday night. So, if you’re looking for a great spot to bring a date, meet friends for drinks or treat your spouse to a sexy night out on the town, I suggest The Wine Loft. And, if you see me there, tell me to go home.
The Wine Loft
32 Laird Street
Long Branch, NJ 07740
(732) 222-7781 (fax)