Situated in a historic building at the quiet edge of midtown, and owned by Mongoose Versus Cobra's Mike Sammons and Ian Rosenberg, 13 Celsius is a gem of a neighborhood wine bar. The industrial-chic interiors match the vibe, at once cool and relaxed, where wine connoisseurs sit alongside newbies at the giant white marble bar. The by-the-glass menu only hints at the variety of bottles in the perfectly calibrated cooler (you can probably guess its temperature). Strike up a conversation with your bartender: He or she knows exactly what's in there and can introduce you to some great stuff that no one else in town has, like a dry white Basque Txacolí instead of your everyday Chardonnay. The bellinis and sangria are also refreshing, especially if enjoyed on the sunny interior patio.
On Sundays drop by and look through the buckets of opened bottles left over from Saturday night: any glass poured from them is half-off (and usually oversized).