New York City - Bars and Wine Shops to Visit

New York City has some of the best wine bars and they have them on pretty much every block! The bar scene in New York can be tailored to your liking with all of the bars to choose from!

Okay I am not going to bore you with all of the super touristy things to do in NYC, I think you can figure out all of the landmarks you want to see. But what I will tell you about are some of the amazing wine shops and bars/restaurants that I went to and LOVED! I will keep this short and sweet for now but will probably continuously update this every time I go back to NYC!


Cecconi's Dumbo - drinking Moet Champagne

Cecconi's Dumbo: If you plan to go over the Brooklyn Bridge, I highly recommend stopping in at Cecconi's and the little market that is close by! This bar/restaurant has a GREAT brunch and lunch options while you are exploring around the area. In the spring and summer time you can sit outside as well and have AMAZING views of the Brooklyn Bridge. The drink selection is top notch here and you will definitely be able to find something you like. I loved the ambiance of this place and will probably go back every time I am in the city now! *Side tip: if you are in that building, take the elevator to the top and there is a public rooftop that most people don't know about and the views are INSANE! We brought wine up there as well, I cannot say if it is allowed, but no one stopped us ;)

Angels Share: If you like fancy cocktails and speakeasy vibes this is the bar of your dreams! This place was so cool! They are pretty hidden and you have to know about it to find it, but well worth the find for sure. Make sure you go in with a smaller group as (from what I hear) they don't allow groups of more than 4. The bar has a swanky vibe to it and feels exclusive. I highly recommend this place as a must visit in NYC if cocktails are your jam!

Refinery Rooftop: Met up with some friends here and it has all the vibes! It is pretty close to Times Square, so if you are in that area this is a great place to stop in for a drink or two! They have great cocktails as well as some wines by the glass. They also had FROZÉ, so if you are there in the summer time this is a great spot to go hang out! The staff were amazing as well!

Up Thai Restaurant: Trendy Thai food, but the food DOES NOT disappoint. I love Thai food and this place was amazing! Highly recommend getting a reservation if you go over the weekend or you will be waiting for a while.

Wine Shops:

So full disclosure, I only had the time to go into two wine shops and I did my research before in the area I was staying in (which was the upper east side). Turns out I LOVED the two wine shops that we went to and found some great french wines that I have been having trouble getting my hands on here in California, so you know I was hooked!

Vinyl Wine Shop - Upper East Side

Eastside Cellars: Such a fun staff! We went in on a Friday evening before dinner and they were pouring natural wines that night to taste. Which was SUPER awesome because I found a natural wine we loved for $20!

Vinyl Wine Shop: This place had some really cool wines I had never heard of that were affordable and turned out to be really good! Definitely recommend strolling into this wine shop if you are on this side of town!

LOVE LOVE LOVE NYC, and I am already planning a trip back for the summer! Stay tuned for more of my favorites!