Long day? Few things take the edge off like a good glass of wine in excellent company. Residents of the no-fee apartments at ARO are surrounded by some corking wine bars — many with superb food plates, and none of them stuffy or grandiose. Perfect for an after-work tipple.
Vanguard | 252 West 51st Street
“LOVE” is emblazoned in theatrical lights above the bar at Vanguard — and that’s exactly what you’ll feel the moment you pull up a stool at this French-American wine bar. Here, it’s all about pairing superlative wine with equally delicious small plates. So, opt for an earthy Chablis with the arugula, walnut, and grape salad. Or, try a spicy syrah with a meat and cheese platter. Everything from the wine list to the service is refreshingly unpretentious, making this joint a shoo-in to become one of your regular vino-sipping haunts.
Pocket Bar NYC | 455 West 48th Street
Praised by seemingly everyone for its intimate atmosphere, quirky vibes, and generous pours, courtesy of owner Suzy, Pocket Bar NYC is utterly beloved by those in the know. Nestled among all the craft beer, you’ll spy wine on tap. This includes a select but perfectly formed menu of vinos: a sauvignon blanc, a pinot noir, a cabernet sauvignon, and the Pocket Bar Rosé. Feeling fancy? There’s Champagne, too — although this is, naturally, served from the bottle.
Ardesia | 510 West 52nd Street
Both New and Old World wines are poured at Ardesia, from pinot blanc from Alsace to rich Argentine malbecs. Over 20 wines are available by the glass (just to let you know, it’s $2 off each during happy hour) and — if it has been a particularly tough day — more than 100 labels are offered by the bottle. Make a night of it with the delectable charcuterie and cheese boards. And, if you’ve fallen for Ardesia’s wine selection, sign up to their wine club, and get a curated selection of bottles delivered to your no-fee rental every month.
Aldo Sohm Wine Bar | 151 West 51st Street
“Focused. Balanced. Dynamic. Surprising.” That’s how Aldo Sohm Wine Bar describes its ever-evolving list of vino. Take your taste buds on a wild adventure, skipping from crémants to rieslings to blaufränkisches. And if you don’t know where to start (or finish), plump for one of the themed flights. From baked Camembert with apple, to the Marrakesh-style roasted spiced carrots, the food is an extra reason to stick around and order another glass of wine.
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