Quite Continental Recommends: Vintry Wine & Whiskey

23/02/2011 § 4 Comments

I live in lower Manhattan, which can be on the quiet side as far as nightlife goes.  Finding classy places to knock back a few, that aren’t completely dead after the happy hour rush, can be a bit of a task — but you are in luck!  I was recently introduced to a gem of a bar that I wanted to share with you, in case you ever found yourself in my neck of the woods.  And if you are, I expect an invite.

Stone Street, in Lower Manhattan, is a short cobblestone street lined with landmark buildings, bars and restaurants.  In the summer months the street is filled with benches and tables for open-air drinking and dining.  Stone Street is not a destination I frequent, as it tends to be a bit touristy and all the bars are virtually the same tavern — and sometimes a girl wants something a bit classier than a pub.

Vintry Wine & Whiskey is an excellent alternative.  A small sliver of a room with a beautiful wooden bar and interesting woodwork, Vintry feels rustic, refined and cozy.  Open for about a year and a half, the bar offers — you guessed it — only wine and whiskey.  If you’re worried you might be limited in your options, please rest assured — they have 80 wines on taste (not to mention the 300+ they have by the bottle) and 100 different whiskies.  Aside from their wine and cocktails, Vintry also has a small plates and cheese menu — a good move, because when this lass gets into her cups, food is an essential supplement.

Yours truly enjoyed a Gingerade (Jameson 12 yr old irish whiskey, muddled ginger, Peychaud’s bitters, fresh lemon & ginger ale) and sampled a few cheeses and the toasted almonds.  As you would expect at a bar as specialized as Vintry, the staff is quite knowledgeable — if you wander in with no idea what you would like to have, they will ask a few questions and soon you will be thoroughly enjoying a new wine you’ve never even heard of.  My only qualm with Vintry would be that the noise level can be a bit high when the room is crowded, making it difficult for a group of three or larger to have a conversation without raising their voices.

In the mood for wine or whiskey?  I’d recommend Vintry.  You might even see me there.

Vintry Wine & Whiskey
57 Stone Street
New York, NY 10004
Tel: 212.480.9800

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