Around here everyday is wine and cheese day, but for the rest of the country, Wine and Cheese Day falls on July 25th. This ultimate foodie holiday serves as a fabulous reason to try out a local restaurant or wine bar to rejoice over the most outstanding food and drink pairing we can think of. National Wine and Cheese Day has been observed since 2014 and while we aren’t quite sure why no one thought of it sooner, we sure are glad that it exists now. We researched some of the best wine bars/restaurants in NYC, so that you can celebrate this special day at a local haunt that is likely to become your new “go to” spot.
(Photo via Amélie)
With locations in the West Village and Upper East side, Amélie is a great choice for both east and west siders. Their wine list changes daily and was voted one of the best wine selections in the country by OpenTable.
Casellula is passionate for handmade cheese with a rotating list of 40 cheeses from around the world. We challenge you to taste them all!
This bar is an assuming, quaint spot with a small menu set in an old tenement apartment. It's the perfect environment for a cozy date night.
This Brooklyn joint doubles as a meat and cheese bar and venue AND has a dynamite cheese plate. Sign us up.
This casual choice features an outdoor patio and houses over 100 wine offerings so you'll definitely be able to find something that you love.
Governors Island Picnic Point
This pick is B.YO.W.C. (Bring your own wine and cheese!). Take advantage of the sunny july days by setting up a wine and cheese picnic at picnic point on governors island. Grab some inexpensive wine from Trader Joe's wine store and enjoy the views of the statue of liberty while you sip.
Do you have a favorite local spot? Let us know in the comments!