If you're a wine lover, New York City's new wine, cheese and charcuterie bar, bahr|ché, would be a lovely spot for a bridal shower, classy bachelorette party, or engagement party.
The cozy bar and dining area is tucked away just off Astor Place (on the ground floor of the curvaceous Gwathmey Sigel apartment building), and features sleek, contemporary décor (blonde wood and glass walls, red banquettes, concrete pillars). In addition to a wide range of cheeses, chocolates, and other small plates, there's also selection of over 1,500 wines from all over the world (displayed on a dramatic floor-to-ceiling wall). The space can accommodate up to 70 standing or 40 sitting, and they can put together all types of events, including a sit-down meal, a cocktail party with passed hors d'oeuvres, or a wine and chocolate tasting (such a great bachelorette party idea!). To book an event, call 212-260-2220. —Lauren Matthews, Brides New York