The 10 Best Wine Bars in New York!

Whether you love wine bars for the romantic ambience, the creative bar bites, or the fine wine selection, there’s plenty to choose from in New York State. Between the unpretentious spaces of Williamsburg and the high-end, rustic vibes up state, you’ll find something to suit your taste at one of these 10 great wine bars.

1. June, Brooklyn, NY

June is a top-notch wine bar that sets an intimate, romantic mood. The Cobble Hill wine bar is known for its natural European wines and locally sourced small plates.

2. The Four Horsemen, Brooklyn, NY

Owned by James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, this streamlined wine bar in Williamsburg remains unpretentious. It has a diverse wine list complemented by a delectable small-plate menu served daily.

3. Bacchus Wine Bar and Restaurant, Buffalo, NY

Located in the heart of Buffalo’s downtown area, Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant focuses on high-quality plates using local ingredients. Its extensive wine menu has been featured on Wine Spectator and has won several local awards.

4. Black Mountain Wine House, Brooklyn, NY

Rustic and wooden on the outside, cozy and farmhouse-chic on the inside, Brooklyn’s Black Mountain Wine House serves an array of wines by the glass alongside an ever-evolving food menu.

5. Lark + Lily Wine Bar, Albany, NY

Owned by a former school librarian with experience in the restaurant scene, Lark + Lily has become a fast favorite in the capital region. Loyal patrons and newcomers alike love its ambience, with soft lighting and artwork adorning the walls.

6. City Winery, New York, NY

This large venue boasts an on-site winery, Mediterranean food, and a live music performance space. The Barrel Room is their on-site tasting room and restaurant, with 11 eco-friendly wines on tap.

7. Jar’d, New Paltz, NY

Jar’d is a creative wine pub that perfectly suits New Paltz. You’ll enjoy a healthy selection of vino along with an assortment of tasty tapas and small plates in its colorful atmosphere.

8. Piano Piano Wine Bar, Fishkill, NY

This “hidden gem” provides an educational wine experience in a dimly lit, romantic setting that’s perfect for a Hudson Valley wine bar. They also offer red and white wine flights for those who want to try a few.

9. Just Vino, Buffalo, NY

Buffalonians love Just Vino for its passionate, knowledgeable staff, great ambience, and large selection of wines, which are available to sample in a flight. The space is also big enough to book for events.

10. Amelie, New York, NY

This romantic French restaurant is known as much for its wine list as its incredible food. The Greenwich Village wine bar also offers an unbeatable happy hour special—a three-wine flight for $10.

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