50 best New York bars: Tribeca

Tribeca isn't a nightlife hub like some other downtown neighborhoods, but there are still some solid New York bars in the area, including this quirky wine haven.

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Terroir Tribeca Wine Bar

Terroir Tribeca

Critics' pick

This populist wine bar, with locations in the East Village and Murray Hill features a winning mix of wines on tap, rock & roll on the speakers and a hyperactive beverage list peppered with entertaining asides. Young, energetic staffers are keen to introduce drinkers to lesser-known wine-producing regions like the Canary Islands, where volcanic soil lends a smoky minerality to the 2009 Frontn de Oro ($13 per glass). You'll find most patrons nibbling on something while they drink, and you should follow suit—try veal-and-ricotta meatballs ($17) or sage-wrapped lamb sausages ($8) from chef Marco Canora.

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