NYC Wine Bars Overview

The Ten Bells - Oyster Bar | Restaurant | Wine Bar in NYC

One thing you will for sure have no trouble finding in the Big Apple is plenty of fermented grapes, and most New York wine bars enjoy good business and good crowds no matter where they are in the city. From the chicest dens in town to barebones joints with stellar wine-powered Happy Hours, wine bars in New York will always have a good bottle waiting.

Obviously ranking the best wine bars in NYC would be cause for some debate, but those looking for a simple but swanky cellar can count on a good night at oyster/wine bar The Ten Bells over in the Lower East Side. Rustic yet refined, Von over in Greenwich Village is a sophisticated wine bar that draws a great mix of architects, designers, fashion types, and artists that makes for some excellent conversation, while Aria in the West Village specializes in biodynamic and organic wines made by female vintners from around the globe.

No matter what kind of vibe or price point you are looking for, NYC wine bars in are as varied and eclectic as the city's inhabitants, and visiting any one of them can take you around the globe and back again from the comfort of your cozy stool.

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