Do you love wine? Would you love a whole day dedicated to your favorite drink of choice? You’re in luck! February 18, 2019, is National Drink Wine Day! In honor of this awesome day, we have gathered up a list of the Top 11 Wine bars in the Tampa Bay Area so that you can get your wine on!
Make your way over to Seminole Heights to the Seminole Heights Wine Bar! This hot spot offers a selection of over 200 hand-picked boutique wines available for purchase by the bottle or by the glass! The location offers an intimate setting with upscale vibes in the popular Seminole Heights neighborhood. Seminole Heights Wine Bar can hold large groups of all sizes and is available for private events as well!
Head over to South Tampa’s Award Winning Wine Bar, Cru Cellars, for a wine experience that’s out of this world. Their wine bar and restaurant is the perfect spot for a sophisticated setting with a fun atmosphere where new and old friends alike can enjoy one of life’s pleasures. Guests are encouraged to try new wines with their wine flight or grab some advice from their on sight sommeliers for info on their by-the-glass-list. While you’re sipping your wine, be sure to check out the kitchen menu, created by Executive Chef, Brad Sobo, who has crafted delicious dishes that pair effortlessly with the Cru wine list.
Set in the heart of South Tampa’s beloved Hyde Park sits Wine Exchange Bistro and Bar. This wine lover’s paradise has been serving guests since 1990 and features a classic nod to the street side cafes that dot the European streets. Delight in crystal glass and stemware as you taste wines from across the world. Guests can choose from a table at the patio or at their impressively stocked bar.
For the wine and cheese lovers, head over to Cheese Please. Cheese Please offers the best assortment of cheeses, charcuterie, condiments, wine, and beer! Try beautiful cheeses such as the Dutch Potato Chip Goat Gouda, Aged Italian Pecorino with Truffles, triple crème French Delice d’Bourgogne, Cheddar with Jamaican Jerk, or the British Sticky Toffee Cheddar! The choices and assortments are endless and will leave your mouth watering for more! Pair a glass of wine and a flight of cheeses or try their seasonal wine while you’re visiting!
Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant is an upscale dining staple in the Tampa Bay area. With delicious meals, a beautifully contemporary dining room, and a wine selection that will blow your mind, Cooper’s Hawk is a must try! The winery produces around 573,000 cases of wine annually from the finest and freshest grapes and fruit around. Grapes come from California, Washington, and Oregon and make their way straight into the vineyard at Cooper’s Hawk. Their wine portfolio is endless with something for everyone! Be sure to stop in, if not for a bite, then for a glass of something delicious and see what all fuss is about!
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar is located off of Boy Scout Boulevard and has been leaving guests happy and full for twenty years since its opening in 1998. It’s first location started in Newport Beach, California and now has locations across the county. Fortunately, for Tampa, there’s one right in the heart of it all! Fleming’s goal is to provide a delicious, unique steakhouse atmosphere with hospitable staff and delightful food and drink. Their food is superb and their drinks are always changing with a curated wine list, decadent cocktails, and sweet after dinner treats. What better way to spend National Drink Wine Day?
Head over to the Carrollwood Area for Cepas for a tavern like wine bar experience featuring wines from across the globe. Cepas offers over 150 wines available by the glass and over 400 by the bottle! Their menu has been beautifully crafted with a Spanish-inspired Tapas flare including cheeses, hams, Tortilla Espanola, and so much more@ If you love Cepas, which you will then check out their Wine Club! Wine Club members include an all-inclusive membership awards program where members will receive selected wines monthly with other great benefits! You can’t go wrong at Cepas!
There are no excuses not to have your wine on National Drink Wine Day with Renzo’s. Boasting three convenient locations, your chances for delicious fun are endless. Renzo’s is a South American Steakhouse with delicious food, desserts, and rare wines. Their wine lists are full of South American wines, with some of the most awarded wines hailing from Argentina, Chile, and other South American regions.
Located in St. Pete, Wine Madonna is an awesome spot to get your wine on! Wine Madonna’s goal is to leave guests with a smile! Try wines by the glass, by the bottle, or try a flight if you’re feeling adventurous! Their wines range from sweet to dry with everything in between!
Also located in St. Pete, is Annata Wine Bar and Restaurant. Annata is located on the waterfront at Straub Park and welcomes its guests to enjoy their modern cuisine, delightful hospitality, and unbeatable service. Enjoy dishes from Italy and beyond and take comfort in knowing the locality of the ingredients right from the Bay Area.
Head over to downtown St. Pete to its original wine bar, A Taste For Wine! The wine lover’s paradise offers over 20 wines and 15 different beers in stock and serves up Artisan Pizzas, Charcuterie boards and Cheese Boards, “Cold Lava Rock Ice-Cream”, and local chocolates! The establishment features awesome balcony seating, with both a bar and a lounge. Although set in the heart of downtown, A Taste For Wine offers a warm, intimate atmosphere perfect for time with friends.
Whether you’re looking for something laid back, or upscale, our list of local wine bars will surely meet your expectation! Try something new, or stick with something you love and enjoy National Drink Wine Day responsibly!