Looking for a great wine bar? Whether you're on a first date and looking for somewhere romantic or meeting up with friends to spill the tea, wine canteens are a rapidly growing local obsession among New York barflies. The rise of haute cocktails and homegrown craft beer bars may have once stolen wine's thunder with the masses, but grape aficionados haven't retreated into their cellars to sulk.
Instead, they've reinvented the genre, tossing out stuffy pretenses, pushing farther out into Brooklyn and creating funky, affordable vin lists paired with chef-driven bar fare. From the West Village to Williamsburg, sip and swirl your way through the best wine bars in NYC.