In the summertime, you should get out of dark, cramped wine bars in NYC and do your drinking in the great outdoors. Sure, there are already vineyards way out on Long Island, but this new waterfront one opened just last week right here in NYC.
City Vineyard will be your new go-to place for outdoor drinking, with a 75-seat indoor restaurant and the real attraction, a rooftop café. It has 200 seats, umbrellas over the tables, jaw-dropping sunset #views and trellises that make you feel like there should also be grapes squishing between your toes.
The kitchen is currently only offering cold dishes, like house-made hummus and artisanal cheeses, and there are 10 wines on tap, priced from $10 to $17. Almost all of them are made at City Winery in Tribeca with grapes grown across the country (including Napa, obv). Wine flights are also available if you’re feeling indecisive.
The vineyard is located at Pier 26 in Hudson River Park, and fun fact: You can also go kayaking for free there, though we don’t recommend it after drinking wine.