Food & Drink

The 10 Best Wine Bars in Austin

Published On 07/02/2015 Published On 07/02/2015
360 Uno Trattoria and Wine Bar
The Red Room Lounge
Aviary Decor
henri's cheese and wine
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1. Apothecary Cafe & Wine Bar 4800 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756

A cozy interior, fresh ingredients, and affordable, inventive cuisine make Apothecary a great place to go and enjoy a delicious meal.

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2. Vino Vino 4119 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78751

Giving life to Austin’s historic Hyde Park neighborhood, this casual and comfortable wine bar with its low-lighting and warm wooden interior is fit for a romantic rendezvous. Vino Vino gives hope to winos seeking a global selection focused on old world, small production vineyards and features 21 by-the-glass options and over 350 bottle selections.

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3. House Wine 408 Josephine St, Austin, TX 78704

As they say themselves, House Wine is "A wine bar as unpretentious and inclusive as Austin itself!" Daily house specials like Monday’s $20 revolving bottle list, Sunday’s half priced glasses, and their Happy Hour Every Hour $5 glasses keep things good and affordable.

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4. Winebelly 519 W Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704

Good wine made great by the smattering of eats to gorge on at this wine bar. Tapas and small plates are just $5 during happy hour.

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5. Mulberry 360 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701

With 100+ wines and mouthwatering bites like the FoieBerry Burger and Asian Pear Salad, you'd have to be particularly picky to not find something to like at this downtown wine bar.

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6. 360 Uno Trattoria 3801 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746

360 Uno's wine list is so long that if it was assigned in school you'd skip it and read the sparknotes. The restaurant offers affordable flights for the uninitiated, drinks by the glass, reds and whites on tap, and retail priced bottles for those looking to take some home.

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7. Red Room Lounge 306A E 3rd St, Austin, TX 78701

The Red Room Lounge provides a great atmosphere for consuming multiple glasses of wine and relaxing. This tasting room is helmed by Alex Andrawes, owner and operator of Personal Wine, and his team of experienced somms who maintain an impressive list of newer and some of the most rare vintage wines on the market. Oak barrels, guitars, and leather-upholstered furniture adorn the space, creating the perfectly-laid-back environment you want in a wine lounge.

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8. Aviary Lounge 2110 S Lamar, Austin, TX 78704

Aviary Lounge is the spot if you’re just looking for a quick fix of du vin or a small bite to eat. It's a totally laid back atmosphere and the bar is one of the few wine spots in the city to feature live DJ sets all Friday and free wine classes every Thursday.

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9. Fork and Vine 3010 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78757

Located in North Austin, Fork & Vine offers New American cuisine with a playful Austin twist. Be sure to try the fried free-range chicken, which comes with Gouda mac 'n' cheese, watermelon salad, and a jalapeño cheddar biscuit. They also have lots of craft beer.

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10. Henri’s Cheese & Wine 2026 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

While it can get a bit pricey at Henri's, the entire list is half-off on Treat Yourself Tuesdays, and the personalized cheese board is worth every penny.