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by Jessica Mousseau (subscribe)
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Published June 3rd 2011

Wine bars are slightly different from regular bars; they specialize in offering different types of wines. If you're a wine aficionado, you may enjoy visiting these places rather than your ordinary neighborhood bar. If you enjoy regular bars, but occasionally find yourself in the mood for a change, try one of the wine bars listed below. They'll be ideal for your first foray into the new world of wine bars.

Cavatappo Wine Bar, 1728 2nd Avenue

Cavatappo means "corkscrew" in Italian, so it is only fitting that one of the best wine bars in New York have that name. You can enjoy one of over 70 varieties of wine in a relaxed atmosphere.
If you'd like to eat a little something while you enjoy your wine, you can choose from artisan cheeses, sandwiches, and other light menu items. All this together makes for a truly unique New York wine bar experience.

Aroma Kitchen, 36 E 4th Street

The owners of Aroma Kitchen and Wine Bar want you to enjoy your wine in the setting of your choice—either the main dining or one of the two private rooms. One is the Farmhouse Room; the other is the La Tavernetta Room.

Pair your wine with Italian dishes made from fresh ingredients, just like they are meant to be. You'll feel like you're enjoying dinner in someone's home in Italy rather than in a New York wine bar, but you'll be glad you're still in good old New York.

Nectar Wine Bar, 2235 Frederick Douglass Boulevard

If you thought that you couldn't find a wine bar in Harlem, you're wrong. Not only can you find one of the best wine bars in Harlem or New York City for that matter, but you can do so in a very unique setting, for Harlem that is.

Instead of the warm woods and candlelight that is featured in so many of the eating establishments in this neighborhood, the atmosphere here is one of sleek but asymmetrical lines, with white, battleship gray, and burgundy as the colors. It sounds as though it wouldn't work, but it does, and very well.

Wine and Roses Bar and Cafes LLC, 286 Columbus Avenue

A white marble bar, exposed brick walls, and celebrities and "ordinary" New Yorkers and tourists rubbing elbows all add up to one of the most fun wine bars in New York City. Try one of the more than 100 types of wine, either by the glass or by the bottle.

Pair your wine selection with cheeses from around the world or snacks that have a distinct Mediterranean atmosphere about them, and you're all set for a night on Wine and Roses. By the way, if you do find yourself rubbing elbows with a celebrity, let him continue to have his fun. After all, he deserves it as much as you do.

AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar Midtown, 11 W 31st Street

You can't get a much better combination than wine and chocolate. But, don't worry, that's not all that's offered here. You can choose from a huge selection of fine wines and champagnes, and pair them with a meal and dessert for a very enjoyable evening. The atmosphere is elegant but not stuffy, so you will be able to enjoy yourself. This is a perfect place to meet friends for a drink after work or a show.
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Why? Because wine bars are rampant in New York City
When: Whenever you want
Where: All over New York City
Cost: Depends on bar
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