Beer, Wine & Spirits in New Jersey

Select Local Merchants

At DTUT, the baristas and bartenders want you to linger, day or night. During the day hours, floor-to-ceiling windows allow sunlight to flood a smattering of tables, encouraging guests to take a seat and get lost in a book while sipping coffee or tea. Whereas after dark, the cafe's dim lighting from an eclectic drop-light chandelier and flickering candles coax folks to intimate tables for a whiskey or craft beer from the full bar. Diners can also relax on a cozy mix of thrifted couches, which add to the eclectic vibe established the walls covered with local art and quirky decor. It's this night-time setting that makes the cafe an ideal spot for a date, during which lovers can make eyes over fondue and wine, also known as Love Potion No. 9.

1744 2nd Ave.
New York,
NY
US

The attentive and knowledgeable staff members at Maratene's help each customer find the beverage of his or her dreams, an infinitely preferable experience to discovering the sulfurous, steaming goblets of their nightmares. Give a moderate nod while excessively enjoying a medium-bodied Castle Rock Pinot Noir ($10), or recite a philosophical treatise to an indifferent partygoer over a rich and complex Truchard Cabernet ($25). The chronically indecisive can sip samples at one of the shop's free Saturday wine tastings or visit owner and trained sommelier Gregg Burke's wine blog for more tips.

18 E Prospect St
Waldwick,
NJ
US

New York Man Suits infuses a healthy dose of style into any wardrobe with a wide variety of high-quality men's attire ranging from sportswear to tuxedos. Sheath silhouettes with suits, dress shirts, and outerwear from brands such as Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, and Kenneth Cole. A multitude of ties will festively festoon necks, while shoes free patrons from wearing steel-toed bunny slippers to work. New York Man also offers on-site alterations as well as items for younger lads.

2626 Hylan Blvd
Staten Island,
NY
US

Cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir, zinfandel, and merlot—these classic European varieties will never emerge from the vineyards of Four Sisters Winery. Since 1984, winemaker Matty Matarazzo has only used grapes that can survive the bitter winters on his 250-acre farm in Warren County. He has won more than 100 regional, national, and international awards for his lineup of more than 25 wine varieties, which includes a sweet red made with concord grapes and a crispy, fruity wine made with several types of late harvest apple.

Four Sisters' staffers grant guests a glimpse of Matty's winemaking process during behind-the-scenes tours, as well as allow them to sample selections during onsite wine tastings. Freshly made light eats from a seasonal bakery can be enjoyed on a outdoor deck, under a tent overlooking the vineyards, or at a picnic table on the grounds. Throughout the year, the winery hosts numerous events, including a Mother's Day buffet, a Father's Day pig roast, and grape-stomping parties spearheaded by disenfranchised raisins.

Matarazzo Farms, 783 County Rd 519
Belvidere,
NJ
US

North Fork Bike Tours leads wine lovers on foot-powered excursions through the picturesque farms, gardens, and vineyards of local wine country. Tours traipse across the North Fork of Long Island and offer a rare, on-the ground view into local wine culture. Riders progress at a leisurely pace over predominantly flat terrain and well-surfaced roads while stopping to enjoy sips at local vineyards. All riders are provided with bicycles that feature baskets for carrying home souvenirs and bottles freshly plucked from the vineyards' wine trees.

9 Rocktown Rd
Ringoes,
NJ
US

Four different vineyards. More than 150 acres of land. Sixteen varieties of grapes. All-star numbers aside, Cape May Winery draws on the region's mild climate, sandy soil, and paucity of runaway weed-whackers to harvest a vast selection of flavorful varietals. A barrel-fermented chardonnay holds rank as the facility's signature white after a 16-month aging process. Visitors can sneak a peak at that process and many others during daily tours, or just relax and savor the winery's products inside three elegant tasting rooms and on an outside deck.

711 Town Bank Rd
Cape May,
NJ
US