It’s easy to get overwhelmed at Vino Vino when faced with its impenetrable wine wall, so let us shoot you straight: forget the hundreds upon hundreds of bottles and just point and pick from its 21-option, by-the-glass menu. It’s hard to go wrong with any one of its carefully curated picks from small vineyards in France, Italy, Spain, and Austin, particularly if you plan on pairing your choice with the mussels and fries.
Barton Springs Road
Since good wine is the nectar of the affluent and the cultured, a sweet nip can sometimes reach exorbitant prices. Bring the glorified grape juice back down to Earth at House Wine, where the setting is intimate and the drinks are fancy and attainable, thanks to daily house specials like Monday’s $20 revolving bottle list, Sunday’s half-priced glasses, or its Happy Hour Every Hour $5 glasses.