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Funky wine bar?

polyhymnia Mar 30, 2007 12:24 PM

Hey guys! I'm turning 21 this weekend and have been hoping to celebrate with my mom and boyfriend at a wine bar. I'm looking for something funky, with good food (i.e. maybe a little more than a meat and cheese plate), and hopefully flights/tastings. Any ideas?

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  1. LFeinberg RE: polyhymnia Mar 30, 2007 12:28 PM

    Most people will roll their eyes...but I highly recommend The Divine Bar East. Great wine selection, AWESOME sangria, charming atmosphere, and an extensive food menu with tasty choices.

    Rave reviews...see for yourself!


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      Bob Martinez RE: LFeinberg Mar 30, 2007 12:39 PM

      Is the bar affiliated with Divine?

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        LFeinberg RE: Bob Martinez Mar 30, 2007 12:40 PM


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        LFeinberg RE: LFeinberg Mar 30, 2007 12:41 PM

        In addition, "Flute" is a champagne bar that offers flights and food. :)

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          oolah RE: LFeinberg Mar 30, 2007 01:17 PM

          I'm not "rolling my eyes", but I don't think this fits what the OP is looking for at all. Divine is not at all funky and is generally populated with a post-work suit crowd.

          For a more fun environment, head downtown and go to Bar Carerra or Veloce. Both have great selections and tapas-style small dishes. These are small, but not fancy places.

          Taralucci e Vino near Union Square is more industrial sleek with some good wine selections, if that's more your style.

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          RCC RE: polyhymnia Mar 30, 2007 12:52 PM

          Inoteca in Nolita.
          Good selection of Italian wines to go with the good Italian taps-style dishes.

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            downtownstefanie RE: RCC Mar 30, 2007 12:56 PM

            'inoteca is great, but no flights. Great wines either way. Also, it's lower east side, not Nolita....

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            maxine RE: polyhymnia Mar 30, 2007 01:11 PM

            The inoteca at I Trulli on 23 is very nice. They serve flights and (although there has been debate) I think the food is quite good.

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              mas RE: polyhymnia Mar 30, 2007 01:29 PM

              some other places to consider (with less in the way of flights, but more in the way of a fun/hip environment):
              - in vino (4th street)
              - il posto accanto (2nd street)
              - otherroom
              - inoteca is great but will be packed
              - bar carrera or bar veloce (or both)
              - perbacco (more food, but great wine options)

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                polyhymnia RE: polyhymnia Mar 30, 2007 07:57 PM

                Hey guys, thanks so much for the suggestions! I obviously have some menu research to do!

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                  roze RE: polyhymnia Mar 31, 2007 09:07 AM

                  MetroCafe and wine Bar has lots of flights and good food. Maybe the new place Wined Up above Punch?

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