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19 New York City Wine Bars for the Oenophile

Take a sneak peek into some of the hippest New York City wine bars — from tapas and chocolate pairings to scenes marked with live music and romance, the city never falls short of places for winos.

19 New York City Wine Bars for the Oenophile

By The Culture-ist

New York City is one of the best places on earth to wine and dine. Filled with attractions at every street corner, what's an oenophile to do but try out all the top wine bars the city has to offer?

  • Turks and Frogs

    By The Culture-ist

    Boasting a notable wine list with a unique Turkish spin, Turks and Frogs is one of the best wine bars that the West Village has to offer.

  • Bar Jamon

    By The Culture-ist

    Although tiny, Bar Jamon's food and drinks are worth the visit. This spot also serves as a less expensive alternative to Casa Mono next door.

  • Gottino

    By The Culture-ist

    If you love Italian cuisine paired with great wines, then Gottino is the spot for you. With Old World charm that appeals to contemporary tastes, this is one intimate space that won't disappoint.

  • The Tangled Vine

    By The Culture-ist

    Serving up an eclectic mix of food that tastes all the better when consumed with a glass (or bottle) of the red, white, or rosé, The Tangled Vine is an absolute gem amongst Upper West Side offerings.

  • Kaia Wine Bar

    By The Culture-ist

    If you consider yourself to be a modern wine connoisseur, then you'll definitely enjoy Kaia's New World wine menu with an emphasis on South African varieties. 

  • WineBar NYC

    By The Culture-ist

    Toting an impressive selection of Spanish wines with a romantic setting to boot, WineBar is an ideal destination to bring your significant other.

  • Ayza Wine and Chocolate Bar

    By The Culture-ist

    What could possibly go better together than wine and chocolate? If you're looking for that exact combination with an additional dose of great ambiance, then look no further than Ayza.

  • Anfora

    By The Culture-ist

    This stylish and sleek West Village wine bar is as polished as it is fully stocked with reasonably priced, European wine favourites.

  • Bin 71

    By The Culture-ist

    Although tiny, a seat at Bin 71 is well worth the wait. From the artisanal cheeses to the rare beer varieties on tap, and finally the vast wine selection, this is not an experience to be missed.

  • D.O.C. Wine Bar

    By The Culture-ist

    If you love rustic appeal, then you'll be all about the D.O.C. Sporting a Sardinian twist, this Williamsburg wine bar is Italian approved (evident as its crowd is primarily Italian).

  • Kashkaval

    By The Culture-ist

    Few wine bars can match the Kashkaval's dedication to both cheese and wine. Doubling as a cheese market, be prepared to have your taste buds overwhelmed by the myriad of hand-crafted options. 

  • Enoteca I Trulli

    By The Culture-ist

    Delicious food and delicious wine, I Trulli has it all. Who says you can only have one or the other? This is one wine bar that will deliver on all the Italian classics and then some.

  • The Upholstery Store

    By The Culture-ist

    With a primarily Austrian wine selection and food menu, The Upholstery Store makes for a cozy and intimate dining experience.

  • The Bourgeois Pig

    By The Culture-ist

    The decadent layout of The Bourgeois Pig will have you feeling like Marie Antoinette. 

  • Morrell's Wine Bar and Cafe

    By The Culture-ist

    Offering up a delectable New American and French inspired food menu, somehow, Morrell's wine list still manages to overwhelm with 2000 by the bottle, and 100 by the glass options. 

  • City Winery

    By The Culture-ist

    Not only is the City Winery a fabulous restaurant and wine bar, it is also a venue for live music.

  • Sweet Revenge

    By The Culture-ist

    Like its name would suggest, Sweet Revenge should be on every dessert and wine lover's bucket list. 

  • Lelabar

    By The Culture-ist

    With dark and sultry décor and jazz music, Lelabar is the very epitome of a great New York wine bar.

  • Vesta

    By The Culture-ist

    With a mellow and unpretentious atmosphere, Vesta Trattoria and Wine Bar is a welcome departure from many New York establishment.

Feature photo of wine bar via shutterstock.

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