W and D is a wine centric full liquor bar located on 5th Avenue in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn. A striking u-shaped bar invites guests to mingle with each other and interact easily with their servers, setting an intimate and communal tone from the start. Linger, loiter and laugh out loud all while enjoying a glass of wine from our extensive list, a brilliant seasonal cocktail or a cold tapped beer. Feeling the neighborhood was missing something low key but elegant, a space that served both quality cocktails and interesting snacks, we hoped to fill a void rather than compete with our friendly 5th Avenue neighbors. Influenced by our Mediterranean heritage, we wanted W + D to welcome a diverse mix of folks from the city and beyond, while retaining the comfort and ease of a locals spot. The open Avenue storefront invites everyone to come as you are, while the main bar is a natural stimulant for lively, cross-party exchange.

Wolf and Deer is named for our young sons’ Hebrew names, Ze’ev and Eyal. Ze’ev translates to Wolf in Hebrew and Eyal to Deer. The endeavor, just like our sons, is a labor of love designed and built by us but evolving and made unique, like our sons, by our community. Please join us, again and again, for exceptional drinks, perfectly paired bites and the good company of neighbors and friends.

Rafael Hasid, affectionately known as "Rafi" to his fellow Brooklynites, has spent the last decade dazzling New York City with his gastronomic delights. After graduating from the French Culinary Institute in 2001 and working as chef at Pere Pinard of Manhattan and Yamato of Brooklyn, he decided it was time to create something entirely his own. Melding the formal and artistic approach of his European training with a strong middle eastern influence from his native Israel Rafi opened Miriam restaurant in 2005 as an homage to good food and his mother Miriam who still resides in Israel but makes it out to Brooklyn every year to check out "her" restaurant.

But food isn't the end-all. With strict attention to style and décor Rafi makes sure the eyes and mind are just as satisfied as the stomach. In 2008, he opened Lela in Greenwich Village, a 32-seat oval bar whose purpose was customer fraternity.

About the design he said" I really like the concept of people sitting around a bar and not just on one side of it. It helps the communication between people and is a nice way to meet someone or just have a chat with a neighbor"

With a vision, a wine list and a menu, Rafi brought to Park Slope in 2011 Wolf and Deer, in an attempt to bring together the things he knows best; good wine, good food, and good people.

Daniel Bailey has been part of Brooklyn life and culture since the late nineties when he moved to the city after completing his architectural studies at Cornell University. After a brief and unhappy stint at the desk of an architectural firm, Daniel found his natural home in the hot and heavy environs of a Williamsburg metal shop.

In 2001, Daniel opened Hard-Décor, a design build, metal fabrication business based in Bushwick. In operation over ten years, Hard-Decor consults with architects, artists, builders, home and business owners, New York-based, nationally and internationally, helping turn design and visual suggestions and fantasies into built realities.

With Hard-Décor celebrating its ten-year anniversary and Daniel looking for new challenges, the idea of designing and opening a business with longtime friend and restaurateur Rafi Hasid, finally became a reality. In Wolf and Deer, Daniel and Rafi envisioned a joint venture that would highlight their respective talents and reflect their shared taste and vision. A Mediterranean sensibility informs the design of Wolf and Deer from the sleek, elongated U-shaped bar that invites shared conversation, food and drink to the glazed (operable) façade facilitating dialogue with the street.

The experience of bringing Wolf and Deer to fruition embodied the convivial spirit of the enterprise itself and is something Daniel takes great pride in. Hard-Décor's entire team was integral to the design and building of the bar, with friends and colleagues' input complimenting the professionals' expertise.