best free happy hour (2008)
ASTOR WINES AND SPIRITS
It's after work on Friday, and Astor Place is humming with the usual assortment of invaders. Watch them cruise by from the sanctity of the free wine-tasting at ASTOR WINES AND SPIRITS. Tonight it's Spain. Next Wednesday it's California, Thursday, South Africa. Samples are small but continuous. Tune out the couple arguing whether a Gewurtztraminer is buttery or barnyardy, and you'll leave with a pleasant buzz.