Summertime is filled with weekend jaunts to the beach, happy hours with colleagues, and as much al fresco dining and drinking as possible. What could feel more summertime than a nice, chilled bottle of rosé? (Rhetorical question).
So in the spirit of summertime, we partnered with one of our favorite brands, Corkcicle, a firm believer in the pursuit of not only outdoor living but also outdoor drinking. Corkcicle’s popular Canteen product comes in a variety of sizes; our personal fave is the 60 oz. Canteen, which fits two entire bottles of wine. Yep, that’s right: You can bring two entire bottles of rosé to the pool, the park, the beach, or even the golf course without a worry. And the best part? It keeps your beverage crisp and cool for up to 25 hours (trust us, we tested it).
In partnership with Corkcicle and the official start of rosé season, we’re gifting five of our lucky Instagram followers a Corkcicle Canteen of their own! Check out our Instagram @CultureTrip to enter, and in the meantime, take a look at our five favorite spots to sip rosé in downtown Manhattan.
SoHo is home to fabulous restaurants and bars, epitomized by Miss Paradis. An eye-catching restaurant, this chic and modern eatery features multiple appealing takes on the summer favorite with both flavored and infused rosé options. Infused? Yes, imagine the most delectable, mineral-tasting blush wine combined with summertime flowers like elderflower, lavender, and orange blossom. Intrigued? You’ll just have to pay Miss Paradis a visit yourself!
47 Prince Street (corner of Prince and Mulberry)
Break out your post-Memorial Day white jeans and a seersucker top to board the stately 142-foot F/V Sherman Zwicker that bobs in the Hudson River off Pier 25. Grand Banks is the sophisticated Manhattanite’s version of the perennial low-key favorite, The Frying Pan. This sailboat features sustainably-sourced oysters and fabulous sparkling and non-sparkling rosé.
Hudson River Park, Pier 25 (between North Moore and West streets)
The Little Prince, a charming French restaurant with antique mirrored tiles, is now one of the more popular al fresco dining options in SoHo—not least for its daily rosé-themed happy hour from noon until 6 p.m., offering three different varietals of the summer wine in carafe portions for just $19. Can’t beat that!
199 Prince Street (corner of Prince and Sullivan)
The best hidden garden in perhaps all of the West Village belongs to a tiny French bistro called Buvette. With ivy covered walls and a generously sized patio, this is one of the most low-key places downtown to share a chilled bottle of rosé and a cheese plate with homemade pâté.
42 Grove Street (between Bedford and Bleeker streets)
Imagine warm sun rays, wicker chairs, and fresh flowers strewn about. Nope, you’re not in the south of France, but near the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Manhattan’s faux Arc de Triomphe known as Washington Square Park. Claudette offers $7.00 glasses of rosé during its happy hour between 3 and 6 p.m. on weekdays, and wallet-friendly glasses the rest of the day as well. Trust us on this one: Claudette will be your new best girlfriend.
24 5th Avenue (corner of 5th and West 8th Street)