Wine is best enjoyed in great company, alongside indulgent cheeses and small plates. Raleigh is home to a number of wine bars that are perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a first date or a multi-bottle gathering with friends. Here are seven Raleigh wine bars that deliver that.
The Wine Feed
Ready for a challenge? The Wine Feed is different than most Raleigh wine bars in that it provides the opportunity to work your way through a rotating selection of wines to taste new flavors out of your comfort zone. The bar’s curved shape makes it easy to carry on conversations while you taste. The Wine Feed also offers classes to level up your wine knowledge as well as monthly wine clubs, a wine shop, and also organizes wine trips.
Vinos Finos Tapas and Wine Bar
If Argentine wine is your favorite, Vinos Finos Tapas and Wine Bar is the place to go! The Lafayette Village wine bar has the largest selection of South American Wines in Raleigh as well as delicious tapas and empanadas. It’s the perfect spot for a girl’s night out or a romantic date night. On Wednesdays, most of the wine bottles are fifty percent off when you order food so invite a date or a few friends to ‘wine down’ with you!
If you’re still figuring out which wines you like, Uncorked is a great place to check out. The cafe-style Raleigh wine bar pours from wine dispensing machines so you can taste the wines before committing to a full glass. The food is as delectable as the wine, from the hummus trio to the margarita flatbread.
Vita Vite has mastered the art of wine. The lounge-style Raleigh wine bar in the Warehouse District doubles as an art gallery, showcasing one-of-a-kind art that’s available for purchase. Settle into one of the plush seats at the bar or sofas in the gallery or sit on the giant porch swing and take in the evening.
Pourworks isn’t just a wine bar; it’s a premium craft beer bottle shop and upscale lounge. Enjoy wine sourced from around the world as you play giant Jenga or cornhole on the patio. Stop by to hear some of Raleigh’s finest musicians play their original music in the bar. Join a stretch and sip yoga session on the patio on the first and third Saturday of each month.
Liquid State is a wine bar with a full-service coffee shop that also serves beers, teas, and kava. This Raleigh wine bar’s portfolio of over thirty wines consists of lesser-known tasty varietals from small producers. The cozy shop is housed in a 1904 building with exposed brick and charming local art hangs on the walls. Out of all Raleigh wine bars, this is just the kind of spot that’s ideal for a casual first date.
Drink Drank Drunk
Drink Drank Drunk brings something a little unique when compared with other Raleigh wine bars. The shop is all about family and friends, and the atmosphere is warm and inviting to all. Take a seat on the large leather couch in the front to play board games or hang out at the low bar in the back. Discover great wine (and beer, too) that you can’t find at your local store so you can relax and try a glass of something new.
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