Head Over to These 5 Bars to Get Your Post-Election Drink On

Where you need to go if this election has left you inclined to imbibe

Breathing a sigh of relief? Or maybe you just need a stiff drink? Us too. These locales will help you wine-d down after all the election night hubbub, regardless of whether your vote was red or blue.


The Local

This two-story, seasonally driven eatery boasts a full bar and an all-domestic wine list that won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in 2015. Pull up a stool and be wowed by their carefully curated selections (we recommend the Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc-Viognier) or ask the barkeep to craft you a cocktail based on your tastes.

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38 West Market Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572




Seek out this small wine bar on Wall Street, and you’ll be rewarded with some of the most unique sips the Valley has to offer. Their wine list is more than generous, comprising a rotating ledger of Spanish-style pours sure to accommodate any palate. Plus, out-of-this-world tapas and interchangeable meat and cheese platters are available for order.

310 Wall Street
Kingston, NY 12401


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WM Farmers & Sons

For something a bit harder, head to Hudson and check out this barroom for classic cocktails and fancy-sounding libations — like the Penicillin, made with Scotch Whiskey, Lemon Juice, Honey, and Ginger — alike. The best part? Should you accidentally overdo it, the taproom happens to be connected to some seriously high quality (and comfy) accommodations.

20 S Front Street,
Hudson, NY 12534



Wedged in New Paltz’s Water Street Market, this intimate wine bar buzzes with energy from the local community every night of the week. Their list of pours is as small as their space, but none of them will disappoint.

10 Main Street, Suite 305
New Paltz, NY 12561

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Viscount Wines & Liquor

Too tuckered out to “go out?” We feel you. Make a quick run to Viscount Wines & Liquor in Wappingers Falls to find anything you could want for your home bar cart. Now in its 40th year of operation, this 40,000 square foot storehouse is centrally located on Rt. 9 and has an experienced staff ready to help you make the right selection.

1173 U.S. 9
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

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