Wine Bars Grow Up and Squeeze In. It is a great article. Spring nights in The City wine bar hopping, there's nothing better.
"It was a Wednesday night around 7:30 and Casellula, a small, boxy wine bar in Clinton, was filling up. Patrons packed the seats at the small polished wood bar and the inexpensive wood tables, trading sips of wine, sharing beautifully composed cheese selections and passing plates back and forth."
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Ah, wine bars, with their wine, food, and socializing. And more socializing. In NYC, it's getting easy to find good wine bars but they are packed! Don't forget: wine by the glass is a huge rip-off! OK now that we've got the issues of overcrowding and high prices out of the way, use wine bars for what they do best (besides meeting other people) -- experimenting with something new for you, either with a flight or by the glass...Feel free to send in your comments or suggestions. The red pushpins are my favorite wine bars, green are new wine bars. Click on them for info, drag the map, also zoom for closeup. Happy exploring! Cheers, Dr. Vino