The Best Wine Bars from Veggies and Vino (And a few friends)

I don’t know about you, but every time we go away we find ourselves wandering around a new city or place looking for a cool spot for a pre or post dinner drink.

Finally, we’ll come across a local wine bar where people are flocking to try awesome wine and unwind after a long day.  But nothing can ruin a glass like a bad ambiance. To that effect, I’ve put together a list of “the best” wine bars from real life wine enthusiasts…These are fantastic people with a true passion for wine and that I’ve connected with through social media (mainly Instagram).  Not to mention, they are from all over the world!  You never know where you’re going to end up, right!?

I’ve included their Instagram handles so you can drop them a line and/or ask them for more recommendations. 

In the States:

Napa, CA:

Backroom Wines.  Located on the corner of First & Main Streets in the heart of Downtown Napa, specializes in rare, hard-to-get, cult, limited-production, and great value wines.

Recommended by: @topochinesvino

Cadet Wine and Beer Bar: 930 Franklin St, Napa. Cozy, modern spot offering craft beer & California & international wines, plus cheese plates.

Recommended by: @sommvivant

San Francisco, CA:

Fig and Thistle: 313 Ivy St, San Francisco.  Rustic wine & beer bar serving meats & cheeses amid cozy living room furnishings.

Recommended by: @winecountrychick

Dallas, TX:

Veritas Wine Room: 2323 N Henderson Ave #103, Dallas. Wine & craft beer accompany small plates at this neighborhood tippling spot with patio & fireplace.

Recommended by: @dallaswinechick


Flight Wine Bar.  777 6th St NW, Washington. Lounge serving wine, wine-based cocktails & small bites in a mod, curvilinear setting.

ENO Wine Bar.  2810 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington. Wine flights paired with cheese, charcuterie or chocolate in a bi-level locale with brick interiors.

Recommended by: @wino_dino_

Garwood, NJ:

Rosie’s Wine Bar.  514 North Ave, Garwood. Casual, intimate space with many wines by the glass, American eats, tastings & happy-hour specials.

Recommended by: @veggiesandvino_


Corkbuzz Wine Bar: 75 9th Ave, New York.  Series of wine-centric restaurants owned and operated by Master Sommelier, Laura Maniec. I personally love the one nestled away in Chelsea Market.  Whether you’re having a casual glass or indulging in a bottle, they have a menu built to pair seamlessly with wine. They also host public and private classes.

Recommended by: @veggiesandvino_

Air’s Champagne Parlor: 127 Macdougal St, New York. Luxe, intimate lounge offering an extensive list of champagnes with fancy snacks.

Recommended by: @sommvivant

Brooklyn, NY:

June Wine Bar.  231 Court St, Brooklyn.  A richly decorated bar for natural European wines & locally sourced small plates.

Recommended by:

International (if you happen to be so lucky)

Ape Wine Bar Santo Stefano: Santo Stefano Belbo CN, Italy

Recommended by: @wineworld.ww

Konstantin Filippou: Wien, Austria

Recommended by: @vivavinifera

Nereis Sounddrink Bar: Bacoli NA, Italy

Recommended by: @prob1_wine

2 thoughts on “The Best Wine Bars from Veggies and Vino (And a few friends)”

  1. Hey great recommendations!! I would like to add to the NYC list: Ruffian, as it has the largest selection or natural and orange wines in nyc. Bar Veloz, although a chain has a great Italian selection. Aldo Sohm wine bar is more upscale and provides a lot of great options. Additionally, Eataly has a wine bar area with knowledgeable staff. There’s just so many! Lol

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