Eco-friendly wine bars
White wine? Red wine? How about green ones: At these eco-conscious spots, wines come in organic, sustainable, local and biodynamic varieties. Tangled Vine, on the Upper West Side, offers over 250 bottles and 40 by the glass, most of them eco-friendly and with a European bent. At Pure Food and Wine, you'll find Prosecco from Italy, Pinot Noir from Argentina, a French Bordeaux Clairet and… vegan wine! Ten Bells, on the Lower East Side, has a handful of organic wines on their decently priced list, which you can also pair with meat and cheese plates.
Williamsburg's Brooklyn Winery isn't technically a wine bar, but it's made-on-site-vino should boost your locavore bona fides. At Colonie in Brooklyn Heights, all six wines on tap are organic, while—down Atlantic Avenue, in Prospect Heights—Thirstbavarin (pictured) specializes in “slow wine,” which they tout as “wine made sustainably, organically or biodynamically, on a small-scale, from grapes grown in low-yielding, dry-farmed vineyards.” Imbibing with a conscience!