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Austin’s Best Wine Bars

There is an abundance of elegant and interesting wine bars in town, each one putting a different spin on the drinking experience. All of our favorite spots for vino are perfect for a date or a night out with friends.

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Flo’s Wine Bar & Bottle Shop

3111 West 35th St. 

Flo’s Wine Bar & Bottle Shop has quickly garnered a legion of fans thanks to its incredible variety of pours and onsite Allday Pizza’s pies, salads and soft serve. Led by two childhood best friends, the chic Tarrytown hotspot is the place to  be this summer with its inventory of hand-selected wines, beautiful indoor bar and comfortable outdoor patio. 

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APT 115

2025 East 7th St., Unit 115

APT 115 feels like home to its customers, making the bar’s name perfectly apt. With a mix of wines from around the world, along with low-intervention and small production varietals, this East Austin locale is a local favorite. Go for the full experience with a 10-course chef-curated tasting menu, or order a la carte. Either way, you’ll enjoy bites that perfectly complement the gorgeous glasses APT 115 has to offer. 

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Wanderlust Wine Co.

Multiple Locations

Pour your own glass at Wanderlust Wine Co., where more than 50 variations of wine are available for the taking. Every visit is completely customizable here thanks to an abundance of experiences ranging from painting classes to drag brunches, comedy shows and more, all in addition to 50-plus kegs of self-pourable wine. 

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Cape Bottle Room

500 San Marcos St., Unit 102

South African wines are the star of the show at Cape Bottle Room, a tasting room and wine shop that opened in 2022. Happy hour is on from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays, and wine flights are always available. Whether you’re an avid fan or interested newbie, you’ll learn a great deal about the South African wine industry when you visit this aesthetically-pleasing space. 

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LoLo Wine

1504 East 6th St. 

If natural wine is your thing, LoLo is the wine bar for you. Drink al fresco on the sun-drenched patio and choose from a seemingly endless list of options. The knowledgeable staff can guide you through the menu so you end up with your ideal beverage choice. 

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Vintage Bookstore and Wine Bar 

1101 East 11th St. 

Guests are invited to cozy up with a book and a glass of wine at Vintage Bookstore and Wine Bar, an elegant venue in East Austin. Vintage Bookstore and Wine Bar marries the experiences of drinking and reading, even hosting a book club with local wine company BOXT

The Austin Winery

440 East St. Elmo Rd., A1

The Austin Winery is much more than a bar — it’s an innovative urban winery crafting low-intervention wine with 100% Texas grapes. Visit the South Austin stop to taste delicious and interesting wines that showcase the best of the Texas wine industry. We recommend ordering a tasting to try three different wines of your own choosing, each as a half-pour, for $20.

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Rosie’s Wine Bar

1130 West 6th St.

With plenty of elegance and charm, Rosie’s Wine Bar was tailor-made for a fun night out in the heart of Clarksville. The indoor bar is exquisitely designed despite its small size, and the outdoor patio is delightful for group seating. The cuisine is inspired by Spain, Portugal and France, and the ever-changing wine list has something for everyone, including sparkling, red, white and skin contact varieties. 

The Grove Wine Bar + Kitchen

Multiple Locations

The Grove Wine Bar + Kitchen has been around for years, expanding to several locations across the city since its first spot opened in Westlake more than a decade ago. Wine flights are the highlight here, but the New American fare is also delicious, with plenty of gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options available for diners. 

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Underdog Wine Bar + Store

1600 South 1st St. 

Underdog opened on South 1st this May, making it a recent addition to the Austin drinking and dining scene. The Korean-inspired food menu will change with the seasons, and the long and rotating wine list easily complements the dishes. Go with a group and share a bottle or two in the gorgeous bar. 

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Neighborhood Vintner

3663 RM-2244, Unit 4D

Customers can find their new favorite bottle of wine at Neighborhood Vintner, Westlake’s top wine shop and bar. Thousands of bottles are available for purchase in this stylish space, along with a number of wines available by the glass. The shop’s general manager is Certified Sommelier Krista Church, formerly of Jeffrey’s and Josephine House, EBERLY and Parkside, and owners Leo and Tiffany Resig are co-founders of Resign Wine, a label that is poured at Neighborhood Vintner

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Aviary Wine & Kitchen 

2110 South Lamar Blvd. 

Aviary Wine & Kitchen is a fantastic dining destination, but don’t skip a tasty glass or bottle from their wine selection! The team at Aviary additionally offers a wine subscription for guests to join and receive curated collections of three or six bottles every month. 

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Cork & Screw

2907 East 12th St. 

Cork & Screw holds a welcoming garden where guests are welcome to open up the bottles they just found inside. With a range of price points available and a staff of friendly wine experts ready to guide you through your choice, Cork & Screw is a can’t-miss locale for wine lovers. 

House Wine

408 Josephine St. 

Raise a glass to this longtime local gem in the Barton Springs area. House Wine is located in a comfortable and cute 1940s-era home and carries a bevy of wines from around the world, along with cheese plates, tapas and other delightful dishes. Plus, happy hour is hosted from 3 to 6 p.m. daily and all day Wednesdays, featuring $2 off all glasses and $6 off all bottles. 

Gusto Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar

4800 Burnet Rd.

Burnet Road is home to a bevy of delicious restaurants, and Gusto Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar is one of the classics. With tasty Italian offerings and a long list of wines, this neighborhood spot is not to be missed. Take advantage of the weekly Wine Night from 4 to 10 p.m. Mondays, when all bottles of wine are 20% off, or Rosé All Day on Thursdays, when all bottles of rosé are 50% off. Plus, make the most of your visit with a wine flight of any three wines available by the glass.