The Drunken Horse
If you lead a horse to the wine bar, can you make him drink? Judging by its name, Chelsea's newest vino spot gets that pony to slurp up more than a few glasses of crisp Italian pinot grigio. The Drunken Horse follows in the footsteps of nearby neighborhood favorite Tia Pol. A small but solid wine list is served in a warm space that's adorned with exposed brick and hardwood floors-kind of like the apartment that everyone wants, but can't afford. Passerbys who stopped in for a sip exclaim "how did I not know about this place?" The worldly list consists of 50 bottles, about half of which are available by the glass. The menu is full of reasonably priced options from the old world, plenty of French, Italian, and German vinos are available for $8 to $11 a glass. A smattering of New Zealand sauvignons and California chardonnays are also poured at the same modest price points. The most expensive glass on the list is a West Coast pinot noir, for a still fair $13. They all go well with wine friendly snacks like charcuterie, cheese, and hummus. Be sure to eat something while you drink, you don't want to end up like the eponymous stumbling steed.