When the temperatures drop low, nothing beats the satisfaction of a piping hot mug of mulled wine. Say goodbye to your regular espressos (unless it's an espresso martini) and welcome the mother of all wines, the mulled wine.
From century old historic landmarks, decorated Italian wine bars, and upscale pubs, there are quite a few places serving some flavorsome mulled wine in New York.
Strangeways in Brooklyn, Source: Instagram
Treat yourself some warm and steamy mulled wine at Strangeways, made with red wine, Pierre Ferrand cognac, and eleven secret herbs & spices served in a heated glass at their outdoor patio.
Apart from their effervescent and funky wine list, the bar offers housemade ricotta flatbreads, chilli chicken soup, and chopped chicken liver to keep your body warm and your spirits high.
Location - 302 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211.
Timings - 5.30 pm to 10 pm (Monday to Thursday)
5.30 pm to 12 am (Friday)
11 am to 10 pm (Saturday to Sunday)
Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar, Source: Instagram
A wine and chocolate bar not too far away from the Empire State Building, Ayza welcomes the guests with chocolate martinis, wine and chocolate pairings, and seasonal refreshments such as mulled wine to New York’s first converted trolley for a dine-in.
The signature spiced mulled wine garnished with dry figs is a must try if you are heading to the bar during the winter season.
Happy hours - 4 pm to 6 pm (Monday to Friday)
Location - 11 W 31st St, New York, NY 10001.
Timings - 4 pm to 10 pm (Monday to Thursday)
4 pm to 12 am (Friday)
11 am to 10 pm (Saturday to Sunday)
Jadis Wine Bar, Source: Facebook
Located in the heart of the Lower East Side, Jadis wine bar attracts wine lovers with its extensive range of organic, orange, white, red, and sparkling wines in a brick lined romantic indoor setting.
Made with tangy orange slices, clove stabbed apple pieces, raisins, cinnamon, and other spices that bring out strong flavors of the drink, Jadis Wine Bar’s mulled wine is one you’re going to keep coming back for.
Happy hours - 5 pm to 7 pm (Monday to Saturday)
Location - 42 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002.
Timings - 4 pm to 11.30 pm (Monday to Saturday)
5 pm to 11 pm (Sunday)
Pierre Loti wine bar in Manhattan, Source: Instagram
The mulled wine season is here and not many bars are as enthusiastic with their preparations like Pierre Loti. The lively wine bar in Manhattan has a decorated collection of Italian wines and old world varietals from proseccos, rosés, whites, and reds.
Walk in and order a glass of the freshly made mulled wine, breathing herbal nuances and spicy notes or simply call for one of their wine cocktails under the lights at the outdoor patio.
Location - 53 Irving Pl, New York, NY 10003.
Timings - 3 pm to 12 am (Sunday to Wednesday)
3 pm to 2 am (Thursday to Saturday)
Black Mountain wine house in Brooklyn, Source: Instagram
For those searching for the best by the glass wine selections in the city, Black Mountain wine house is one to keep a close eye on, offering cheese plates, charcuterie boards, meatballs, and salads with wines from all over the world. Enjoy delicious mulled wine at this farmhouse-style cozy bric-a-brac space.
Location - 415 Union Street Ground Floor, 11231.
Timings - 3 pm to 12 am (Monday to Friday)
1 pm to 12 am (Saturday to Sunday)
Happy hour time at Fraunces Tavern, Source: Facebook
One of New York’s oldest bars and restaurants, Fraunces Tavern has seen it all from hurricanes to the pandemic, standing tall with 250 years of history.
The iconic establishment serves patrons with winter specials such as the hot apple cider and mulled wine made with full-bodied red wine, orange brandy, citrus juice blend, apple, blackberries, cherry, all spice, cinnamon, and clove.
Happy hours - 3 pm to 6 pm (Monday to Thursday)
Location - 54 Pearl St, New York, NY 10004.
Timings - 12 pm to 12 am (Monday to Sunday)
The Wren, Source: Instagram
The food and drinks experience at The Wren is filled with brunch and dinner treats, including their house special hot apple cider. In the cold season, you will find other winter delights such as the mulled wine that are not visible on the menu cards, but ask for it, and you’ll get some of the best.
Blossoming with fragrant nuances of rosemary, star anise, cinnamon, and oranges, the mulled wine at this upscale pub is one of their many marvelous seasonal creations made to bewitch New Yorkers and tourists alike.
Location - 344 Bowery, New York, NY 10012.
Timings - 3 pm to 2 am (Monday to Wednesday)
3 pm to 3 am (Thursday)
12 pm to 4 am (Friday)
11 am to 4 am (Saturday)
11 am to 2 am Sunday)
Header image - Fraunces Tavern Restaurant, Source: Facebook