Mon-Wed, 4:30pm-midnight; Thu, 4:30pm-1am; Fri-Sat, 2pm-1am; Sun, 2pm-midnight
5pm-6pm; $15 for blind flights of three wines
4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R at 14th St.-Union Sq.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Master sommelier Laura Maniec has turned her knowledge of fine wine into this Union Square wine bar and studio. With a book-size wine list, Corkbuzz carries an exquisite selection of vino—whites, reds, and sparkling—and the staff is quick to pair glass choices with food on their menu or your taste. The comfortable space is filled with plush couches, stools, and booths, and dark wood panels stand out against a warm color palate of reds and oranges. No one is in a rush to leave the cozy yet elegant bar: The mellow crowd is full of after-work drinkers and intimate dates that take their time sipping on specialty wines. Novice connoisseurs can find a more informational drinking session at Corkbuzz’s regularly hosted blind tastings and studio workshops.
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