Best Places To Get Wine On Tap In NYC: City Winery, Oceana, More

February 18, 2016 12:00 PM

(credit: Rosemary's)

(credit: Rosemary’s)

The weather is warming up and that means it’s time to enjoy a refreshing glass of vino. Here are five places that are serving wine-on-tap in New York City. By Carly Petrone.

Photo Credit: Livanos Restaurant Group Facebook

Photo Credit: Livanos Restaurant Group Facebook

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Get ready, because Oceana just launched a wine-on-tap featuring vino that is exclusive only to the restaurant. Wine Director Adam Petronzio worked closely with Macari Vineyard, winemaker Robert Foley, and Red Hook Winery to create a refreshing Sauvignon Blanc that pairs perfectly with seafood. Whether you’re enjoying grilled halibut, seafood paella, or Maine lobster, the balance of acid and minerals in this wine really brings out the flavor of Oceana’s menu. Make your reservation today and try it out for yourself.

(credit: Rosemary's)

(credit: Rosemary’s)

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Just in case we needed another reason to love Rosemary’s, we found out that this popular Italian eatery serves both sparkling wine and Rosato on tap. Fill up your $7 glass with your choice of Vinspina Frizzante from Veneto, NY or Rosa del Golfo from Puglia. Stop in during happy hour (weekdays from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.) and pair your glass of vino with fun small bites like the Caprese Focaccia, Salumi plate, or marinated calamari. Bottoms up!

(credit: Lois)

(credit: Lois)

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You’ve never seen a wine bar quite like Lois. This place is serving up all of their wine directly from the tap in order to keep prices low, reduce waste and to ensure that the wines in your glass are as fresh as the day they were kegged. They offer more than 16 varieties, so come in ready to taste! Owners Nora O’Malley and Phoebe Connell wanted to open up a place with great wine and creative food in their Alphabet City neighborhood. We think they’ve achieved just that. Come see for yourselves.

(credit: City Winery)

(credit: City Winery)

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Stop into City Winery and enjoy 11 different wines on tap. Inside the 40-seat Barrel Room (and restaurant), you can taste wines that contain no preservatives, making them some of and most eco-friendly wines in NYC. Pair your refreshing glass of wine with the Barrel Room tasting menu for an additional $20. This three-course menu includes the Chef’s daily crudo, black kale caesar salad, and your choice of buttermilk fried chicken, seared salmon, or crispy tofu. Plus, you can satisfy your sweet tooth with some chocolate mousse. You may just want to stay for some Port once you’re all finished.

(credit: Shake Shack)

(credit: Shake Shack)

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If you’re looking for a super low key option, then head to Shake Shack in DUMBO. This more upscale location (grab a seat by the fireplace) offers Frog’s Leap Shack Red and Shack White wine on tap (both under $9/glass). Plus, you can also try their ShackMeister Ale, brewed exclusively for Shake Shack by Brooklyn Brewery. Because what goes better with a ShackBurger, fries, and the beautiful view of the Manhattan skyline than a glass of wine?

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Carly Petrone is a freelance writer living in New York City.