Pop the Bubbly: Top 5 Places to Sip Champagne in New York City

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In New York City, the Champagne always seems to be flowing, no matter what time of year. From restaurant openings to fashion shows to private parties celebrating anything and everything, we know in New York City, the Champagne is always fizzing. Well, if you need yet another excuse to pop some bubbly, we have a list of our top five places to sip some Champagne.

1 The Champagne Bar at the Plaza Hotel

We all want to sip our delicious Champagne in a private, exclusive setting. That's what you get when you visit the Champagne Bar with Fifth Avenue views overlooking the Pulitzer Fountain, this exclusive lounge is the place to taste the world's finest Champagne alongside mother-of-pearl spoons holding caviar. Sipping bubbly here will make you feel like a truly pampered New Yorker.

Fifth Avenue at Central Park South
New York, NY

2 Flûte Bar

Flute has been the lounge that New Yorkers have been turning to for more than a decade to quench their Champagne thirst. Their two locations in the city give Champagne drinkers a contemporary and intimate interior amongst plush fabrics. Guests choose from an extensive list of Champagnes and sparkling wines. If your friends don't prefer bubbly, the lounge also has a full bar, inventive sparkling cocktails and delicious small plates. Insider tip: It's a great place for a date with romantically secluded, curtained nooks.

40 E. 20th St.
New York, NY

3 Balthazar

Balthazar is known for its beautiful and trendy crowd, loud and exciting ambiance and Parisian flair, but it also has one of the best Champagne lists in the city. If you love Champagne and want to sip it while enjoying some top notch French fare, Balthazar is your place. As for the bubbly, they have everything from a 1997 Salon “Le Mesnil” Blanc de Blancs Brut for $600 to a 1998 Krug “Clos du Mesnil” Blanc de Blancs Brut for $2,000. Don't worry, if it's not your night to splurge, they also offer them by the glass.

80 Spring St.
New York, NY

4 Bubble Lounge

Attention deficit disorder or not, it's always nice to have a huge selection of Champagnes in front of you. Bubble Lounge makes that happen. Step into their dark, swanky ambiance and enjoy every kind of Champagne you can imagine (more than 300 different kinds!). The plush furniture surrounded by exposed brick and vintage Champagne posters give it a hip but still elegant feel.

228 West Broadway
New York, NY

5 The Eldridge

One of New York's places to see and be seen, The Eldridge won't be a quiet and quaint Champagne experience, but is sure to wrap you up in luxury. The ultra-exclusive Lower East Side bar dishes out amenities like butlers, hospitality consultants and beautifully concocted drinks from straight bubbly to specialty cocktails. When you walk in, the corridor-like space is lined with plush leather banquettes and in the seats are sure to be the young, beautiful and trendy.

247 Eldridge St.
New York, NY 10002
212. 505.7600

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