10 Best Places to Drink While You Work

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Lauren Mowery
The Wine Spot (and Tea Spot)
Located in the thick of NYU, this duplex café features a globally inspired wine list that can be sampled by the glass or in flights. An enormous selection of teas plus sandwiches and small bites fill out the rest of the menu. Open at 10 a.m. on weekdays and noon on weekends, Wifi is strong all day, but the lights dim to romantic levels at night, so get your work done early or adjust your screen brightness. 127 MacDougal Street, 212-505-1248

Lauren Mowery
Milk and Roses
Located in Greenpoint, Milk and Roses exudes turn-of- the-century New York charm. The rough-hewn space is defined by a long wall of books and working piano utilized by live blues and jazz groups on the weekend. There are a smattering of wooden tables and a menu of light bites complemented by Italian wines charmingly inscribed on Italian Par Avion envelopes, reminiscent of Il Postino. The roomy garden stays open until first frost and regular creative nights encourage commingling amongst locals. Open from 8 a.m. to midnight, the space is rarely overcrowded, almost guaranteeing a seat. 1110 Manhattan Avenue, 718-389-0160

Lauren Mowery
V Bar
This hip, self-proclaimed bar/living room/makeshift office/coffee house is centrally located in Greenwich Village on Sullivan Street with a second St. Marks location. Dialed into Spotify, they provide soft, background music by day, then turn down the lights and pump up the volume by night. Nearly every classic or trendy grape finds a home on the wine list (Gruner Veltliner, Gewürztraminer), hopefully satisfying most palates. 225 Sullivan Street, 212-253-5740

Location Info



200 Mott St., New York, NY

Category: Music

88 Orchard

88 Orchard St., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Grey Lady

77 Delancey St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Wine Spot

127 MacDougal St., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Cafe Minerva

304 W. 4th St., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Berkli Parc Cafe

63 Delancey St., New York, NY

Category: General

11th Street Cafe

327 W. 11th St., New York, NY

Category: General

Milk and Roses

1110 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music


113 Horatio St., New York, NY

Category: General

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