The 16 Dallas Wine Bars to Sip Your Way Through
April 21, 2019
BY LARA WASSERMAN
If you’re at all like me, you aren’t too old to want to go enjoy an adult beverage on a rooftop, or maybe inside with some live music...but you’re too old to hit the clubs until bar close! So, I decided to put together a list of my favorite wine bars in Dallas!
Veritas Wine Room
Located on Henderson Ave, Veritas Wine Bar is the perfect spot for a post-dinner glass (or two) of wine after dining at Gemma, Sushi Axiom, or Henderson Tap House. They open daily at 3:00 p.m., so it’s also a great place for an after work drink or a Sunday sip! They have cozy indoor seating as well as a patio. Also, be sure to check their events calendar; they often host local musicians that you can go hear for free!
Henderson | Directions
Leela’s Wine Bar
Leela’s is the perfect place for happy hour, offering $7.00 cocktails, $5.00 house wine, $3.00 beer, and $2.00 oysters every Monday-Friday from 4:00-6:00 p.m.! Their Lower Greenville location makes it a perfect place to pregame, happy hour, or hang out for the night! They also book for private events.
GREENVILLE | Directions
This one part wine bar, one part wine store joined Bishop Arts last year, and actually was voted the Best New Wine Bar of 2018 from our reader poll! Head to Neighborhood Cellar for an extremely knowledgeable staff offering advice for both wine to purchase for a specific event or meal or gift, or sit down and enjoy a flight, along with some cheese! You can even sit out on the patio and enjoy the Bishop Arts vibes. Lastly, make sure to check their event schedule online as they frequently host fun things like Wine 101!
Bishop Arts | Directions
This wine bar is so hidden, you have maybe driven by it dozens of times without noticing! It’s tucked away in State Allen, with a comfy living room set up, and really amazing coffee too! And what’s really cool is they specialize in small production, family owned wineries so a lot of what you can find there, you can’t find anywhere else!
State Allen | Directions
Bodega Wine Bar
Another super hidden treasure, Bodega is a wine bar that has insanely high ratings, and is very much “locals-only.” It is probably one of the most expensive places on this list. Why? Because you go for the selection of fine wines. This is for the true wine aficionados! Also it exudes old-world romantic vibes so a great spot to take someone and impress them with your knowledge of off-the-beaten path places!
Lakewood | Directions
Did someone say “chocolate”?! And “wine”?! And “jazz”?! Chocolate Secrets has all three! This place has amazing and beautiful chocolates, an art gallery, open mic night every Monday, and live jazz every Wednesday-Saturday! Chocolate Secrets is a great place to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, or just go hang for a great experience. They’re located right on the corner of Oak Lawn and Avondale, so you can’t miss it.
OAK LAWN | Directions
Times Ten Cellars
This is one of the coolest places I’ve been in Dallas. They have their own vineyard located 18 miles south of Alpine, Texas. From the outside, this big gray building doesn’t look like much, but once you walk in, you know it’s something different! It’s located in Lakewood, and has a huge patio, a tasting room, and a lounge.
lakewood | Directions
CRÚ Wine Bar
CRÚ is a chain, and we are lucky enough to have not just one, but FIVE locations in DFW! One of the cool things about CRÚ is their wine club! Membership includes complimentary appetizer for signing up, a free entrée on your birthday, priority reservations, advanced notice of special events, 40% off retail wine (at participating locations), and members-only benefits like special buy one, get one free brunch entree days.
West Village | directions
Winetastic wine bar
Yes the name is a little cheesy, yes it’s located next to Buffalo Wild Wings, and yes, the interior is a bit outdated. But is it one of the best places to find a great selection of wine? That’s also a BIG yes! Read the reviews and you’ll instantly want to make the trip. People rave about how amazing the staff and owner are, and they are constantly hosting events from 1/2 price Mondays to wine tastings to Champagne Fridays!
Lemmon Ave | Directions
St. Martin’s Wine Bistro
This spot may not look like much on the outside, but it’s a Dallas staple that you don’t want to miss! If weeknights are an option for you, make sure you go on a Wednesday; they offer a three-course menu with half of any bottle of wine! They’re also open for brunch every Sunday from 10:30-2:30 and have live piano music. You can find St. Martin’s on Lower Greenville, a couple of blocks north of Halcyon and Stan’s Blue Note.
Greenville | Directions
The Wine Therapist
The Wine Therapist is a wine merchant and tasting room concept located on Skillman. The idea behind The Wine Therapist is to balance work and leisure, and to have a place to escape “the urban jungle.” Whether you want to come grab a bottle of wine to go, or you want to sit and have conversations with other wine connoisseurs, The Wine Therapist is your place!
Lakewood | directions
Whether you’re an experienced wine-o or a total wine newb, Cork is a great place to taste! They have 48 rotating wines to taste there, plus over 350 wines in their retail shop. Not sure you’ll like a wine? No problem! In addition to 6 oz. pours, you can also try a 1 oz. taste. Cork is located in West Village and is open daily.
West Village | Directions
Stoney’s Wine Lounge
Stoney’s is right by The Wine Therapist, located on Oram Street. It’s a very different vibe, however; unlike the quaint and cozy vibe at The Wine Therapist, Stoney’s is big, open, and has a patio! What makes Stoney’s different? If you’re a wine expert with no room to store your bottles, Stoney’s offers storage for your wine! You can pay yearly or monthly. Additionally, they offer wine gift baskets as well as cellar consultations.
Lakewood | directions
Checkered Past Winery
Voted Best Wine Bar by D Magazine in 2017 & 2018, Checkered Past Winery is a must-visit! It’s located in the basement of the South Side on Lamar building. They have local wines and beers, plus perfectly paired bites with an Italian flair. They are known for their casual, laid-back atmosphere. Their website even states, “No wine snobs allowed!”
Cedars | Directions
If you want a side of dinner with your glass of wine, check out Sixty Vines! The new Uptown location in the Crescent is really walkable, and offers, well, sixty wines on tap! They have even perfect the wine cocktail so you can have some favorite drinks like a Bloody Mary or margarita, made with wine! And then of course, you can order pizza, pasta or a selection of apps to accompany. This is also the wine spot to go to for big groups!
two corks and a bottle
Two Corks and a Bottle literally offers it all. From a 4-7 pm happy hour Tuesday through Friday with 25% off glasses to Thursday jazz jam sessions to a “create-your-own-label” activity. You can bottle your own personal vintage and then create a custom label. Unique gift idea anyone? This Uptown spot is also great for private events because they don’t charge a fee if you host during normal business hours, and you can bring in your own decor and caterer!