Lois, Alphabet City

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Lois, Alphabet City

No-tips, all-draft, brilliant Alphabet City wine bar Lois is a first of its kind in New York's food and drink scene...

Lois in New Yorks’ Alphabet City is Manhattan’s first all-draft wine bar; a relaxing spot where casual vibes are hot, and pretension is not. Designed by Michael J. Groth, the space features 16 lines dedicated to wine and fortified wine, with a further two for beer and/or cider.

Lois Alphabet City New York Draft Wine Bar, Design by Michael J. Groth

Groth’s interiors are warm with a mixture of woods, oversized mirrors, and brass-accented lights. The concrete bar seats 16, whilst custom banquette seating can accommodate a further 14. Variety is key here at Lois, once a keg of wine is finished it’s replaced with a new selection, and customers get to experience a different wine from a different region.

Another NYC first, Lois include tips and state sales tax in their prices, meaning what you see is what you pay; a 150ml wine starts from $6, too, making the tipple much more affordable than its bottled counterparts.

Conceived by longtime friends Phoebe Connell and Nora O’Malley (alongside co-owner David Hitchner), Lois was inspired by a belief that — when it comes to food and wine — quality and accessibility are not mutually exclusive. By serving wine on tap, not only is it more affordable, it’s greener too; all of Lois’ wine is in reusable sixtel kegs, eliminating bottle waste. For fans of facts and figures, a single keg​’​s life span eliminates an impressive 3,120 glass bottles. And that’s a fact we will drink to.

A small food menu created by Connell will be available with small plates, hearty stews and rotating artisanal cheeses (a nod to her background as a cheesemonger), all will be chosen to pair with the bar’s wines and beers.

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Lois Alphabet City New York Draft Wine Bar, Design by Michael J. Groth
Lois Alphabet City New York Draft Wine Bar
Lois New York
Lois Alphabet City New York Draft Wine Bar
Lois New York
Lois Alphabet City New York Draft Wine Bar, Design by Michael J. Groth
Lois Alphabet City New York Draft Wine Bar
Lois New York

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