The folks from Murray’s Cheese recently opened a wine and cheese spot three doors west of the cheese shop location. Taking over from the short-lived Bin on Bleecker (and Bar’rique before that) at 264 Bleecker Street in Manhattan’s West Village, Murray’s Cheese Bar is a must-visit for those who like wine and cheese. Dozens of wines out-of-the-bottle available, with another 18-20 out of the glass (and 6 quality tap beers). Open daily from 5pm – 1am, Murray’s Cheese Bar is a long and fairly narrow space. A long bar is on the left-hand side and seating for parties of two to six opposite the bar. A kitchen resides in the back. The food, to state the obvious, centers around cheese. In addition to cheese plates and chacuterie, Murray’s Cheese Bar offers their take on classic cheese-centered dishes such as grilled cheese and fondue. We recommend the classic grilled cheese (don’t forget the tomato soup — very tasty!). This spot is a great addition to the West Village wine bar crawl!