New York City isn’t just known for its beers or cocktail scene. The city is also home to an incredible variety of wine bars. The following are some of the best that NYC has to offer.
June is a uniquely designed wine bar located in Cobble Hill. The bar was created to look like a dated train car, and makes visitors feel like they’re visiting the 1920s. The marble bar and hanging glasses feel luxurious, but the booths and warm wood tones make it feel homey and secure. June offers natural wines from many regions including Western Europe and Cali.
The Four Horsemen
Williamsburg boasts many drinkeries, but the Four Horsemen is one of the most popular, and for good reason. Sophisticated yet laid-back, the bar offers a limited by-the-glass menu– just 13 wines at any given time. The Four Horsemen also offers delicious eats, and the friendly servers are more than happy to help you pair the best plate with your wine.
Lois, located in the East Village, is the first bar in New York City to offer all their wines completely on tap. The bottle free system is better for the environment because it avoids unnecessary bottles, corks, and plastic, and it’s also easier on your budget, too. The wines come in three different sizes.
The Ten Bells
A staple of the Lower East Side, The Ten Bells is dimly lit and has a low, ornate ceiling. The bar’s chalk list of wines sets the tone. The establishment boasts a collection of organic international wines and friendly servers to help you navigate the selection. As an added bonus, the bar is relatively inexpensive. Most glasses won’t run you more than ten dollars. They also offer basic snacks and cold plates.
Corkbuzz Restaurant and Wine Bar
The large wine glass wall in Corkbuzz will instantly catch your eye. Situated in Union Square, this restaurant and wine bar offers a dazzling selection of wines from around the world. You can sample wines from South Africa to Lebanon. If you want to learn more about what you’re drinking, Corkbuzz also hosts wine education classes.
The Saint Austere
The Saint Austere, a wine bar in Williamsburg, abandons typical wine bar decor for a hip-hop feel and industrial accents like steel and plumber’s pipe. Their wine list is reasonably priced, and fairly limited. The Saint Austere focuses on Old World style wines served by the glass.
New York City boasts a staggering collection of world-class wine bars to explore. These options are great choices for a night out with friends, a romantic date, or just a time to try something new.