Funky wine bar?
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?
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.
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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.
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.
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)
- inoteca is great but will be packed
- bar carrera or bar veloce (or both)
- perbacco (more food, but great wine options)
MetroCafe and wine Bar has lots of flights and good food. Maybe the new place Wined Up above Punch?