Call them what you want. Happening. Cool. Busy. Lit. These are the most fun bars in NYC right now.
Team InfatuationDecember 15, 2022
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Foul Witch is an Alphabet City wine bar opened by the Roberta's team. Their small plates and excellent beverage list are worth the hype.
Carina FinnJanuary 27, 2023
This Clinton Hill wine bar from the team behind Oxalis serves impressive small plates in an unreasonably pleasant space. Book a table for your next date night.
Bryan KimNovember 23, 2022
Musette Wine Bar in Central Harlem looks like a cross between a European bistro and a farmhouse. When you want to show someone that you don’t suck at picking date spots, bring them here.
Kenny YangNovember 2, 2022
The Buttery Bar is a bar in Greenpoint that serves seasonal bites and unusual wines in an unpretentious setting.
Carina FinnAugust 23, 2022
This West Village bar serves small plates and natural wine in a fun setting that looks like it was designed by Lisa Frank and Henri Matisse.
Bryan KimAugust 16, 2022
Lower East Side
If you care about wine and talk about it often, you’ll like hanging out at Parcelle on the Lower East Side.
Kenny YangJuly 26, 2022
For a first date in the West Village, try B'Artusi. This wine bar from the people behind L'Artusi is walk-in only and serves great small plates.
Bryan KimJuly 14, 2022
Gem Wine on the Lower East Side is one of those rare spots that's ideal for dates involving drinks, dinner, or both.
Kenny YangJuly 1, 2022
OStudio At Night is a wine bar in Bed-Stuy with a tightly curated wine selection and rotating chef residencies.
Neha TalrejaJune 6, 2022
Le Dive is a busy little wine bar in a very busy part of the Lower East Side, and it's a great spot to drink, snack, and take in a scene.
Bryan KimJune 6, 2022
Ardesia is first and foremost a wine bar, and a good one at that. The food is decent, but it’s secondary to what they do best, which is selecting excellent “mineral-driven” wines from all over the world.
Written byChris Stang
Is it a restaurant? Is it a wine bar? Nobody may ever know. But there is one thing we do know - it's too pricey, whatever it is.
Prospect Lefferts Gardens
Glou is a wine bar and small plates restaurant in Prospect Lefferts Gardens that’s one of your best options in the area for a first/early date.
Written byMatt Tervooren
Winona’s is a natural wine bar in Bed-Stuy that doubles as an all-day cafe.
Nikko DurenJanuary 14, 2022
So it’s not often that a wine bar comes with an enthusiastic Infatuation Approval, but Terroir’s new outpost in Tribeca most certainly does.
Contento is an exciting place to have dinner in East Harlem - they serve Peruvian dishes and the restaurant was built with accessibility in mind.
Carlo MantuanoJanuary 14, 2022
The Ten Bells is a natural wine bar on the Lower East Side that serves some good small plates and $1 Happy Hour oysters every day.
This West Village Italian spot is perfect for a first dinner date. The space is dark and cozy, and nothing on the menu costs more than $20.
Written byTeam Infatuation