8th Street Winecellar is the brainchild, dream, and literally the blood, sweat and tears of Michael Lagnese and Johnny Cohen, two well loved veteran bartenders from the legendary Union Square Cafe. 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 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 pigs in blankets from their kitchen. Located 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".