It was once the target of “die, yuppie scum” protests, but now that the conflict has cooled, we can appreciate this innocuous, dimly lit lounge for what it is: a garden-variety wine bar. The affordable, American-leaning selection is trim—about two dozen whites and reds, with a few sparklers and sweet wines thrown in. But the list is carefully assembled, offering a quality example of most varietals. Better still is BWC’s homemade sangria (we tried the red): easy, fruity and take-the-edge-off refreshing. Not genius; just good. A bit like the bar itself.
Bowery Wine Company
|Venue name:||Bowery Wine Company||Contact:|
13 E 1st St
|Cross street:||between Bowery and Second Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 5pm–1am; Fri 5pm–2am; Sat noon–2am; Sun noon–1am|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave|
|Price:||Average glass of wine: $9. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|