In celebration of our fave bubbly beverage, we rounded up our top spots for sipping champs in the city.
- ICONIC OUTDOORS: The Loeb Boathouse, Central Park
Soak up the seasons in New York City nature at the outside bar next to The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park. With Prosecco, champagne and rosé champagne available on the menu, the idyllic lake setting is perfect for lulling the afternoon away in a blissful haze.
- CHEAP SECRET: Upright Brew House, West Village
Better known for its exhaustive selection of craft beers, Upright Brew House is totally flying under the radar with its wine and sparkling wine offerings. An impromptu champs craving can easily be satisfied at this outpost considering a bottle of Domaine Chandon Brut from California costs a mere $36 – basically a guilt-free pleasure. Grab your girlies and make it a date!
- MIDTOWN HOTSPOT: The Skylark, Midtown West
Midtown is not known for its hotspots or anything happening for that matter other than corporate culture, tourists (ahem, Herald Square and Times Square) and the garment district. In this chic-drinking desert lies one true oasis perched thirty stories up on W. 39th street, The Skylark. A sleek cocktail lounge with panoramic views of The Hudson River, The Empire State Building and midtown Manhattan, it’s the perfect pit stop for an after-work aperitif or a few bottles of the French fizz.
- LET’S PARTY: Top of The Standard, Meatpacking District
Opening several years ago, the Top of The Standard still revels as a prime party spot for New York cool kids, the cosmopolitan crowd and big spenders. Its ‘70s-inspired gold, glittering walls and expansive Manhattan views encourages luxe over-indulgence so who can resist imbibing copious amounts of champagne. And a word to the wise, when a drink menu doesn’t include prices, champagne (besides beer) actually gives you the most bang for your buck.