First opened in San Francisco, The Riddler is a champagne bar with more than 150 champagnes by the bottle, as well as sparkling wines to choose from. And what’s a champagne bar without delicious caviar and snacks, like popcorn and chips? For the champagne connoisseur, The Riddler’s West Village location is both cozy and elegant, whether you’re celebrating a life event or simply enjoy a glass of bubbly after work. For the most dedicated patrons, The Riddler has the 100 Club Scorecard, so after you’ve tried 100 bottles of champagne, you can be inducted into the 100 Club. Your prize? A Riddler bomber jacket with your name embroidered in gold. The menu also includes oysters, razor clams, king crab, hamachi and fresh vegetable dishes. The chic bar — with its marble countertops, bronze detailing and ambient lighting — is one of the most notable newer bars in Manhattan. It’s also a women-founded and funded establishment with an all-female staff.
51 Bank St, New York, New York 10014
+1 212 741 5136, theriddlerbar.com
Photo: Jordan Wise/The Riddler