Bocca di Bacco…. My go to wine bar in Hell’s Kitchen. With an amazing atmosphere resembling a traditional and authentic italian wine bar, this diamond in the rough attracts the trendy West Villager’s along with the sophisticated Upper West Sider’s… With wine barrels hanging from the wall, bottles of wine outlining every corner, and dim lighting, Bocca di Bacco is a great after work, relaxing wine spot where sitting at the bar splitting dishes and a bottle of wine is VERY enjoyable and casual!
At the bar the bartender was lovely and very helpful! There are about 40 wines to choose from here (all italian) with small complementing assorted bites from an array of cheeses, meats, olives, and nibbles. They have an incredibly extensive Italian wine list where you can order many by the glass of 1/2 glass.
What I really love about BdB is that the majority of their wines are on tap which makes it easy to taste wines before ordering and always promises a fresh glass – you never risk getting a ‘corked’ glass! Phew! I actually had a corked glass the other night, I thought I wouldn’t realize it even if I did… but I did – you can’t help but smell that strong moldy/corky smell in your glass – if this should happen – this is a case where you send your glass back without feeling bad about it!
So overall, a simple yet classic wine bar that is worth the venture over to Hell’s Kitch for!