8th Street Winecellar is the brainchild, dream, and literally the blood, sweat, and tears of Michael Lagnese and Jonny Cohen, two well loved veteran bartenders from the legendary Union Square Café. Don’t let the winecellar name fool you though. While they certainly love their wine, they also love their martini and you can have one from their full bar. They also love a good artisan bottled beer. A few steps down from the street provides a naturally private hideaway for the warm and intimate atmosphere that lends itself perfectly for a comfortable, cozy spot to enjoy some wonderful boutique wines and share small plates of cheeses, meats, oysters, or even pig’s in blankets from their kitchen. The location just below 8th Street also provides their motto: “winecellar isn’t the place where you can drink yourself under the table because you’re already under the floor”.