If you are truly looking for a taste of the upscale lifestyle, a New York City wine bar may be your first choice for entertainment. Wine bars are very prevalent out here and deciding what may be the best to choose from may be difficult to choose with such a wide selection. Here’s a brief guide of excellent (and local) New York City wine bars to select from for relaxing.
City Winery – This Hudson Square winery is wonderful considering its classic atmosphere and location. Reasonably priced, the City Winery offers a collection spanning the twenties through sixties. This spot also includes an on site winery and an excellent concert venue to boot.
Corkbuzz Wine Studio – Located in Greenwich Village, Corkbuzz is in an excellent location in lower Manhattan. The wine bar includes excellent pairings of wines and a narrow space for an intimate atmosphere.
AYZA West Village – This bar is hotbed for wine lovers and chocolate lovers alike as it offers both options in their menu which makes this spot open to children, adults, lovers, ect. to enjoy everything it has to offer.They also offer special evenings themed for customers so be sure to check their schedule to fit your busy NYC plans.
Buvette – Buvette offers a wine list limited to France and Italy but the warm atmosphere will keep you around until closing hours. The bar is littered with picnic baskets, teapots, and other vintage props to keep the customer feeling warm and cozy.
Ardesia – The relaxed atmosphere includes a library of superior wines for any wine connoisseur. The international selection of Old and New World options makes a visit worthwhile.
ABV – ABV offers wine on tap, an all-European beer list, and a menu if you plan on sticking around. With some prices relatively low (for New York City) this is a great place to either relax after work or take a date for an evening of bliss.
Kaia Wine Bar – Located in the UES (Upper East Side) this wine bar may sound like an oxymoron if a snobby attitude is involved. The dinner menu is amazing and even better when gathering around a coal stove when thanking yourselves for visiting a wine bar in the UES.
Hopefully these options help narrow down options when it comes to excellent wine bars to visit in New York City. These options not only offer excellent places to drink but they also offer a great tour of New York City as well.