Located at 189 Amsterdam Ave. on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Vanguard Wine Bar is the spacious second location of the Vanguard empire. This uptown location offers 28 wines by glass/bottle (beer and wine only here, no hard alcohol). The menu divides up red and whites by sub sections as described by body/taste (mild-mannered, bold, etc). The space feels as though the bar been around for a while (though it’s not more than 2-3 years old as of this writing). Food offerings can best be described as snacks and small plates plus the requisite cheese/charcuterie. We enjoyed our visit to Vanguard; it’s a great addition to any NYC UWS wine bar crawl!