The arrival of good weather announces the return of long evenings with friends. What’s better than going out in a bar and enjoying a glass of good wine? But, in New York City there are so many places to drink wine that you can be a little lost…
With this article, we want to help you choose your next wine bar. Here is our selection of the best places to grab a glass of wine in New York!
First of all, we advise you to try an original place: Rooftop Reds, in the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard. This amazing wine bar is the first vineyard and winery on a rooftop in the world! Thanks to the Finger Lakers industry leaders and Cornell University, this innovative place has developed an urban planter system for viticulture. The rooftop is open from April to October and you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Manhattan skyline. There, you can do a wine tasting or just grab a glass of wine.
La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels
The second place you are advised to go to is La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels (or Supernatural Wines Company if translated from French). This lovely wine bar focuses on a French wine list. You have the choice among 25 wines by the glass and you can also taste a selection of French dishes. The bar atmosphere is very cozy and it’s perfect for having a glass with some friends!
June Wine Bar
If you are a natural wine lover, you will love June Wine Bar. Enjoy a glass of natural wine in an intimate and cozy atmosphere. Do not miss the happy hour at 5:00 pm. The owner wants to create a Brooklyn version of a Parisian natural wine bar. We also encourage you to taste the delicious dishes prepared by the chef because the menu is based on farmer and seasonal products.
Our wine bars’ tour continues at the Brooklyn Winery. This famous place is both a winery and a wine bar. They offer their own wines: the Brooklyn Winery Wines. You can taste it by the glass and, if you wish, you can also buy bottles. The Brooklyn Winery is the perfect place for wine lovers because it allows you to try some local wines in a relaxing environment!
Corkbuzz Wine Bar
Then, we invite you to try Corkbuzz Wine Bar. There are two different bars in New York (in Union Square and in Chelsea Market). The choice is large because these bars offer about 35 wines by the glass and a selection of 250 bottles. In addition, you can participate in many wine classes by booking in advance.
The Aldo Sohm Wine Bar
Finally, we couldn’t not talk about this amazing wine bar in our article: The Aldo Sohm Wine Bar. Aldo Sohm is the chef sommelier in Le Bernardin, a three Michelin stars restaurant. This wine bar is located next to Le Bernardin. It offers over 40 wines by the glass and more than 200 bottles. The decoration is modern and original. Enjoy a glass of wine in this famous modern wine bar!
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