Editorial Review of
Ivy Wine Bar
Located in Ultra Lounge, an area previously known by party-goers as merely the path between descending Ivy Nightclub stairs and the elevator up to the Rooftop, the sleek and sophisticated Ivy Wine Bar gives purpose to the chic street level space. In addition to the top shelf full bar, new high-tech, interactive enomatic wine machines keep vintage bottles at peak freshness, offering 80 fine wines in Taste, Half, and Full glasses, with prices to match. These unique wine stations eliminate service standards and put guests in control; purchase a SmartCard, peruse the options, pick and push the button, and cheers a companion to your personal choice.
The Wine Selection: The customized experience is a mix between the craving of a candy store and the adrenaline rush of a Vegas slot machine. With a cashed-up SmartCard in your hand, you are in control of the variety, portion size, and number of samples to try. And let me tell you, it's a thrill to gaze down the line of WineStations and know that you have direct power over your tasting desires. Opus One, Peter Michael “La Carriere” and Shafer “Hillside Select” are just 3 of the 80 rare and highly sought-after wine varieties offered by-the-glass. Guests will have an opportunity to enjoy wines ranging from high-end “cult” and boutique varietals to tried-and-true, without paying for steep bottle prices. The wine list ranges in price from $1.76 for a Taste of the 2007 Williamette Valley Riesling produced by Williamette Valley Vineyards (Oregon) to a Full glass of the 2004 Opus One (Napa Valley) for $28.47. In addition, champagne, including 2000 Moet et Chandon and Dom Perignon, is served by the glass at $44.00. Sample your favorite spirits in Taste (1.5 oz.), Half (4 oz.) and Full (6 oz.) glasses at the perfect temperature from the interactive machines.
The Lounge Appeal: The Ultra Lounge space has always offered guests plush couches, bar seating, second-floor VIP tables and exclusive accommodations for party-goers looking for more privacy and space than the nightclub scene allows. The same chic comfort and décor still defines Ultra Lounge, and now the Wine Bar offers additional sleek glass table seating close to the interactive machines for one-on-one intimate action. Whether you arrive early for a wine tasting adventure throughout the week, or stay late to party in the high-energy lounge and indulge in craft cocktails from the full bar Thursdays through Saturdays after 9pm, this unique venue truly offers something for everyone.