It’s somewhat magical when you take that first sip of smooth, rich wine after a rewarding day. In Austin, we have some of the best wine bars that provide exceptional quality that is reflected in the taste. Have a glass of red when you’re indulging in a meal with bold flavors, or have a glass of white as a refreshing palette cleanser. Wherever you choose to go on this list, you won’t be disappointed in what each restaurant has to offer. Grab a friend or a partner and try at least one of the top wine bars in Austin!
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If you go to a restaurant looking for wine and they have an entire wall dedicated to decadent wines and a sliding ladder for retrieval, just know that you’ll be in for a treat and that you’re in the right place where quality lives. Aviary Wine & Kitchen has just that! The restaurant is small and personal, but the food and collection of wines stand tall. They just launched a new happy hour schedule that takes place every Tuesday through Saturday from 4-6 PM! You can get $10 off all bottles of wine and $2 off all glasses. If you want something that’ll pair well with your drink of choice, try some of the cheese and charcuterie boards Aviary Wine & Kitchen has to offer (which are half off during happy hour).
📍2110 S Lamar Blvd Unit C Austin, TX 78704
Birdie’s is a family-run neighborhood restaurant and wine bar located on the corner of 12th and Harvey. Can you name a better place to visit for a slice of home and comfort besides Birdie’s? Whenever you decide to stop by this unique establishment, you’ll be in for a treat as they serve a menu that changes daily. The list of wines you may get that day is determined by Tracy, the co-owner, and the weather! Birdie’s definitely knows best and knows what any person needs to taste based on their expertise. All of the wines on their list are farmed mindfully and vinified with minimal intervention. So, stop by, relax after a long day, and enjoy the ambiance at Birdie’s!
📍2944 E 12th St Unit A Austin, TX 78702
House Wine has wines that are thoughtfully selected from small production, boutique wineries and vineyards from all over the world. They offer many variations of white and red wine, some of which are light, textured, and even rustic. The prices are affordable, which is surprising considering how rich each glass on the menu is. Located in a contemporary home built in 1940, House Wine not only serves, but they also have wine classes and a wine geek club to partake in! The possibilities are truly limitless here, so we suggest you don’t waste time heading on out!
📍408 Josephine St Austin, TX 78704
Wanderlust Wine Co. offers a unique experience to customers that isn’t easily found elsewhere. They’re the largest self-pour wine on tap winery in the world, and they’re currently getting that title registered through Guinness World Records! For Wanderlust Wine Co., their service involves no corks, bottle handling, or delays. They just want you to pour and enjoy! You can get 50% off wines at the two locations they have during happy hour (which is 3-10 PM)! Come and taste up to 56 different wines on tap, and get your money’s worth.
📍702 Shady Ln Austin, TX 78702
The Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen is undeniably a popular destination for Austinites with its three current locations. Thousands of wines are tasted every year to craft the restaurants’ wine lists. Choose from an array of flights that The Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen arranges, which are all affordable! Their wine menu looks like a stuffed manuscript with so many options to choose from that is six pages long. We suggest you pick out a few options that interest you before heading over! Go hang out with your friends or spouse and experiment with wines while sitting on the patio offered at all three locations. We promise you’ll be in for a treat at this amazing must-try.
📍800 W. 6th St Unit 100 Austin, TX 78701
📍6317 Bee Cave Road Unit 380 Austin, TX 78746
📍3001 Ranch Road 620 S Austin, TX 78738
When coming to CRÚ, you get the best of both worlds, delicious food and wine. The mellow aura this restaurant exudes makes any wine tasting you take part in feel like a million bucks. Happy hour takes place Monday through Friday, 3-6:30 PM. Trust us, you won’t want to miss it. Grab a glass, or two, while enjoying the contemporary American food at CRÚ! If your glass of wine was so tasty, and you’re practically begging for more, join their food and wine society to receive exclusive benefits! It’s completely free. All you need to provide is your name, email, and birthday.
📍238 W 2nd St Unit 13 Austin, TX 78701
📍11410 Century Oaks Ter Unit 104 Austin, TX 78758
The Butterfly Bar is many people’s happy place. There is always some kind of live performance going on when we stop by. This should be considered the socializing capitol because everyone that knows about The Butterfly Bar is extremely friendly and loves to connect. When you first arrive, the menu for the wine is located on the wall! Stop by Patrizi’s, an Italian food truck, and grab some pasta and pair it with a sweet white wine. You can get an entire bottle of wine to share with friends for around $20! If you choose not to stay at the Butterfly Bar, they also offer bottled wine on their to-go menu, so you can have your own party in the comfort of your home.
📍2307 Manor Rd Austin, TX 78722
Lolo Wine is the ultimate natural wine bar and shop. Stop by for wine by the glass, the whole bottle, or quick bites. They’re available for curbside pick-up everyday from 12 PM to 8 PM and the patio opens at 4 PM to 11 PM on weekdays, and 2 PM to 12 AM on weekends. If you’re not the best at shopping for wine, try anything off the menu of unique bottles that Lolo Wine curates. Their taste is impeccable, and everything on the menu is delicious!
📍2115 S Lamar Blvd Austin, TX 78704
Blurred Vines is a speakeasy-inspired tasting room in East Austin that has an amazing selection of top-quality wines to sample. Each glass of wine is paired with a presentation on where the wine comes from and what makes it special. As you lounge with family or friends, you can indulge in fine cheeses and crackers. You’re sure to leave this place more knowledgeable than before, especially with a more refined taste palate. Blurred Vines is a place to “explore, learn and connect!”
📍901 E 7th St Austin, TX 78702
We recently checked out Cape Bottle Room in East Austin, and we were taken away by the beauty of the room design and the wine to go with it. We tasted a handful of wines, and each one got better and better. Cape Bottle Room has noticed that South Africa is helping set the standard by having an environmental responsibility to the world. The owners have traveled far and wide to find the best wineries to bring back with them to Texas to open the beautiful tasting room they did. Make sure to check them out next time you’re on the east side, as they’re one of the top wine bars in Austin!
📍500 San Marcos St, Suite 102 Austin, TX 78702
Check out Austin’s first independent bookstore wine war. Whether you’re looking for a spot to cultivate a killer book club or just a place to enjoy quality time with a friend (real or fictional), Vintage is here for you! As a local, family-owned business in an increasingly franchise-oriented city, we are dedicated to bringing you a community as unique and wonderful as you are. Equal parts independent bookstore and friendly neighborhood wine bar, Vintage will help you discover extraordinary worlds, enjoy great wine, and build new friendships.
📍1101 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702
A new addition to a popular trend, wine bars, has made its way to Tarrytown. Flo’s Wine Bar & Bottle Shop has over 250 labels available by the glass and bottle for on-site drinking! The owners of this new spot have been best friends since they were little and wanted to create a neighborhood-friendly hangout spot, and we think they achieved that! The aesthetics of this new spot are everything from bold warm colors to leather banquette seats. Grab your favorite people and drink some tasty wine!
📍3111 W 35th St, Austin, TX 78703
Now that we’ve given you Eight Amazing Must-try Wine Bars in Austin, we hope you find the time to stop by any of these amazing places. You’re sure to have a unique experience where ever you go! Looking for more? Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @StuffToDoInAustin to stay up to date on all things ATX! Be sure to also check up out on TikTok for more adventures and restaurants to visit in Austin.