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  • Best wine bars in every state
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    Best wine bars in every state

    There’s a reason why t-shirts like “Rosé All Day” have started showing up at brunches everywhere: people love wine. In fact, wine is more popular than ever before in the United States. Americans drank a staggering 949 gallons of wine in 2016 which averaged out to 2.94 gallons of wine per person. That’s almost 15 bottles of wine per person over the course of a year! Those figures also happen to be the highest numbers since the data was first collected in 1934. So where is all that wine being consumed? At home and in restaurants, for sure, but also in wine bars which are now a $2 billion dollar a year industry. With so many wine bars to choose from these days, how are you supposed to know which one is the best option?

    By combing through Foursquare Search, Stacker was able to identify the best wine bar in every state. Foursquare’s algorithm uses check-ins, rating signals, category matches, and more to predict the “best” option based on geographic location. Find your state in the list and check out the top wine bar near you.

  • Alabama: The Wine Loft
    2/ Trey H. // Foursquare

    Alabama: The Wine Loft

    Address: 2200 1st Ave N Birmingham, AL 35203

    Foursquare Rating: 8.7

    With 70 wines by the glass and over 200 bottles from around the globe, The Wine Loft has something for every wine lover. Pair those vinos with a gourmet tapas menu and a great date night is on the horizon.

  • Alaska: Crow’s Nest
    3/ Eric W. // Foursquare

    Alaska: Crow’s Nest

    Address: 939 W 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501

    Foursquare Rating: 8.6

    Located on top of the high-end Hotel Captain Cook, Crow’s Nest offers 360° views of the gorgeous natural beauty of Anchorage. The wine cellar here boasts more than 10,000 bottles, so don’t be afraid to consult the sommelier for some help.

  • Arizona: Postino Winecafé
    4/ Stephanie B. // Foursquare

    Arizona: Postino Winecafé

    Address: 3939 E Campbell Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85018

    Foursquare Rating: 9.3

    Postino opened in a vacant post office in Phoenix’s Arcadia neighborhood back in 2001. Since then, the wine bar has expanded to locations in Arizona, Colorado, and Texas; all pouring 27 wines by the glass.

  • Arkansas: By The Glass
    5/ Tracey // Foursquare

    Arkansas: By The Glass

    Address: 5713 Kavanaugh Blvd. Little Rock, AR 72207

    Foursquare Rating: 8.5

    This Little Rock favorite lists their large selection of wines by the glass and bottle on a chalkboard for ease of rotation. For hungry wine drinkers, there’s a well-curated menu that focuses heavily on cheese from around the world.

  • California: Hotel Biron
    6/ c0up // Foursquare

    California: Hotel Biron

    Address: 45 Rose St. San Francisco, CA 94102

    Foursquare Rating: 9.2

    Don’t be fooled by the name, this intimate wine bar isn’t actually a hotel. While you’re enjoying your wine, make sure to look up and see the ceiling lined with old wine bottle corks.

  • Colorado: Lala's Wine Bar & Pizzeria
    7/ Erin O. // Foursquare

    Colorado: Lala's Wine Bar & Pizzeria

    Address: 410 E 7th Ave. Denver, CO 80203

    Foursquare Rating: 8.9

    Wine and pizza are a perfect pairing at this Denver mainstay. Come early for happy hour between 3-6pm where a glass of wine is just $5.

  • Connecticut: Barcelona Wine Bar Restaurant
    8/ David R. // Foursquare

    Connecticut: Barcelona Wine Bar Restaurant

    Address: 222 Summer St. Stamford, CT 06901

    Foursquare Rating: 9.0

    This is the first appearance of Barcelona on our list, but with locations in seven states (plus D.C.), it’s no wonder that the wine and tapas bar has fans all over. This location is in the heart of Stamford’s bustling downtown.


  • Delaware: Eden
    9/ Jerome S. // Foursquare

    Delaware: Eden

    Address: 23 Baltimore Ave. Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

    Foursquare Rating: 8.6

    Eden’s wine list is so adored, it’s earned the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 2004. They offer a wide selection of wines by the glass and even have a section for “Cute… But Powerful Half Bottles.

  • District of Columbia: Barcelona Wine Bar
    10/ Xavier H. // Foursquare

    District of Columbia: Barcelona Wine Bar

    Address: 1622 14th St. NW Washington, D.C. 20009

    Foursquare Rating: 9.2

    D.C. is another city with love for the Barcelona Wine Bar. Washington Post critic Tom Sietsema bestowed 1.5 stars on the Spanish-inspired establishment back in 2014, asking the all-important question: “Who can resist an outdoor court with a fire pit, and a dining room and bar that suggest an urban forest for all their wood, stone and light?”

  • Florida: Lagniappe House
    11/ Adrian P. // Foursquare

    Florida: Lagniappe House

    Address: 3425 NE 2nd Ave. Miami, FL 33137

    Foursquare Rating: 9.4

    Miami’s Lagniappe House has earned a place on some very exclusive lists over the years, from Wine Enthusiast’s “Top 20 Wine Bars in America” to Thrillist’s “21 Best Wine Bars in the Country.” With live music from 9pm until midnight every night and a killer wine menu, it’s no wonder they wound up on this list, too.

  • Georgia: Barcelona Wine Bar Inman Par
    12/ dmackdaddy // Foursquare

    Georgia: Barcelona Wine Bar Inman Par

    Address: 240 N Highland Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30307

    Foursquare Rating: 9.1

    Have you heard about Barcelona Wine Bar? Of course you have! This is the third state where Barcelona has topped the Foursquare charts and that means the brand has really dialed in the consistency across all of their locations.

  • Hawaii: Amuse Wine Bar
    13/ Malia H. // Foursquare

    Hawaii: Amuse Wine Bar

    Address: 1250 Kapiolani Blvd. Honolulu, HI 96814

    Foursquare Rating: 8.8

    Amuse exists inside Honolulu’s Stage Restaurant in the Honolulu Design Center. Live music nightly brings people in, but the real star of the show is the innovative wine system that dispenses bottles an ounce at a time so you can create the wine tasting of your dreams.

  • Idaho: Bardenay
    14/ C.P.B // Foursquare

    Idaho: Bardenay

    Address: 1710 W Riverstone Dr. Coeur D’Alene, ID 83814

    Foursquare Rating: 8.9

    Billed as “the nation’s first restaurant distillery,” Bardenay doesn’t just focus on spirits. They also offer a wide range of wines from California, the Pacific Northwest, and Europe.

  • Illinois: Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant
    15/ Sergio V. // Foursquare

    Illinois: Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant

    Address: 15690 S Harlem Ave. Orland Park, IL 60462

    Foursquare Rating: 8.8

    This chain rivals Barcelona for how beloved it is among wine lovers. Cooper’s Hawk has locations in nine states and the upscale brand’s claim to fame is that it only offers its own award-winning wines.

  • Indiana: Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant
    16/ Justin G. // Foursquare

    Indiana: Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant

    Address: 3815 E 96th St. Indianapolis, IN 46240

    Foursquare Rating: 9.2

    The Cooper’s Hawk Winery is so popular in Indianapolis and beyond that it produces roughly 573,000 cases of wine every year. That’s more than 6.8 million bottles!

  • Iowa: Della Viti
    17/ Jason N. // Foursquare

    Iowa: Della Viti

    Address: 323 Main St. Ames, IA 50010

    Foursquare Rating: 8.6

    You won’t need a bartender at Della Viti, where Napa Technology WineStations allow any guest to pour their own wine in various denominations (1.5oz, 2.75oz, 5oz.) from over forty different bottles.

  • Kansas: Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant
    18/ John M. // Foursquare

    Kansas: Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant

    Address: 4686 Broadway Kansas City, MO 64112

    Foursquare Rating: 9.3

    Another Cooper’s Hawk makes the list! The Kansas City branch of the large chain serves the same lineup of CH favorites, including the Cooper’s Hawk Lux Meritage which has won 22 awards.

  • Kentucky: Napa River Grill
    19/ Napa River Grill // Foursquare

    Kentucky: Napa River Grill

    1211 Herr Ln. Louisville, KY 40222

    Foursquare Rating: 8.1

    A Wine Spectator “Award of Excellence” winner, the Napa River Grill attempts to recreate the charm of Napa in Louisville with a full list of some of the biggest names in wine like Caymus and Cakebread.


  • Louisiana: Bacchanal Wine
    20/ David K. // Foursquare

    Louisiana: Bacchanal Wine

    Address: 600 Poland Ave. New Orleans, LA 70117

    Foursquare Rating: 9.7

    Not just the #1 wine bar in Louisiana, Bacchanal actually rates as Foursquare’s overall #1 wine bar in the United States. It’s easy to see why with an amazing list of small-production old world wines and a stunning outdoor courtyard space in which to enjoy them.

  • Maine: Northern Union
    21/ Elizaveth G. // Foursquare

    Maine: Northern Union

    Address: 261 Shore Rd. Ogunquit, ME 03907

    Foursquare Rating: 8.7

    This cozy bar/restaurant is just half a mile from Maine’s coastline and the interior looks like it was made for the pages of glossy travel magazines. There’s no shortage of wine here and the seasonally-inspired menu skews French thanks to chef Romann Dumorne.


  • Maryland: Black Ankle Vineyards
    22/ Erlie P. // Foursquare

    Maryland: Black Ankle Vineyards

    Address: 14463 Black Ankle Rd. Mount Airy, MD 21771

    Foursquare Rating: 9.4

    Black Ankle has been making their own wines since 2006 in the hills of Maryland’s famed Mount Airy region. Guests can visit the winery for a tasting and sample five of the vineyard’s wines for $16.

  • Massachusetts: Barcelona Wine Bar
    23/ Vicente O. // Foursquare

    Massachusetts: Barcelona Wine Bar

    Address: 525 Tremont St. Boston, MA 02116

    Foursquare Rating: 9.0

    Tapas and wine go together perfectly, which is why Barcelona has claimed the top spot as best wine bar in yet another state. This location in Boston’s Back Bay is well-situated for the luxury shoppers in Boston’s renowned Copley Place.

  • Michigan: Motor City Wine
    24/ Kevan D. // Foursquare

    Michigan: Motor City Wine

    Address: 1949 Michigan Ave. Detroit, MI 48216

    Foursquare Rating: 8.6

    Wine Enthusiast describes Motor City Wine as “part wine bar, part bargain wine shop” since all bottles for sale cost $20 or less. Detroit wine fans head here for live music and affordable vino.

  • Minnesota: Domacin Wine Bar
    25/ Ken T. // Foursquare

    Minnesota: Domacin Wine Bar

    Address: 102 2nd St. S Stillwater, MN 55082

    Foursquare Rating: 8.7

    The Domacin wine list features over 650 options to choose from, which may explain why Travel + Leisure called it one of America’s Best Wine Bars (#13, to be exact). Stillwater is roughly a half-hour from Minneapolis and definitely worth the drive.


  • Mississippi: CAET
    26/ Doss D. // Foursquare

    Mississippi: CAET

    Address: 3100 N State St. #102 Jackson, MS 39216

    Foursquare Rating: 7.5

    Catering to Jackson’s cosmopolitan crowd, CAET (pronounced “Kate”) serves 30 wines by the glass every night. Pair your wine with their eclectic Southern-tinged global menu featuring inventive dishes like cauliflower saganaki and pork belly grilled cheese.

  • Missouri: Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant
    27/ John M. // Foursquare

    Missouri: Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant

    Address: 4686 Broadway Kansas City, MO 64112

    Foursquare Rating: 9.3

    Another state, another Cooper’s Hawk victory as best wine bar. They’re clearly doing something right. While Cooper’s Hawk devotees can enjoy their wines in the restaurant, they can also take bottles home with them at reduced prices.

  • Montana: Plonk
    28/ Kate M. // Foursquare

    Montana: Plonk

    Address: 29 E Main St. Bozeman, MT 59715

    Foursquare Rating: 8.6

    Plonk has two locations in Montana but the Bozeman branch takes the honors here for its upscale casual fine-dining atmosphere and a wine list that features bottles from all over the world.

  • Nebraska: La Buvette Wine & Grocery
    29/ Ethan W. // Foursquare

    Nebraska: La Buvette Wine & Grocery

    Address: 551 S 11th St. Omaha, NE 68102

    Foursquare Rating: 8.6

    Since 1991, La Buvette has anchored the Old Market district of Omaha with its multi-purpose cafe/wine bar/gourmet grocery shop. Instead of marking up their bottle prices like most restaurants, La Buvette allows customers to pick a bottle off the store shelves at standard retail prices and pay a modest corkage fee to open it at the table.

  • Nevada: Vintner Grill
    30/ Eka B. // Foursquare

    Nevada: Vintner Grill

    Address: 10100 W Charleston Blvd. Ste. 150 Las Vegas, NV 89135

    Foursquare Rating: 9.0

    Vintner Grill offers fine dining for Vegas locals just down the street from the Red Rock Casino Resort. Order one of their wine flights to taste your way through multiple vintages.


  • New Hampshire: Rudi's Market Square
    31/ Rourke // Foursquare

    New Hampshire: Rudi's Market Square

    Address: 5 Congress St. Portsmouth, NH 03801

    Foursquare Rating: 8.2

    Opened in 2012 on the site of a historic Portsmouth restaurant location, Rudi’s is the perfect spot for people watching on Market Square with a central bar serving over 50 varieties of wine in a classy atmosphere. Pay special attention to the wines offered via the bar’s Cruvinet system that keeps the bottles at optimal temperature for weeks to prevent spoilage.

  • New Jersey: Bin 14
    32/ Sally // Foursquare

    New Jersey: Bin 14

    Address: 1314 Washington St. Hoboken, NJ 07030

    Foursquare Rating: 8.8

    Hoboken’s first wine bar opened in 2008 and Bin 14 has been drawing rave reviews ever since, thanks to an Italian-inspired menu with over 75 wines by the glass in an “industrial chic” setting featuring exposed brick walls and a marble bar.

  • New Mexico: St. Clair Winery & Bistro
    33/ Cindy B. // Foursquare

    New Mexico: St. Clair Winery & Bistro

    Address: 1720 Avenida de Mesilla Las Cruces, NM 88005

    Foursquare Rating: 9.0

    St. Clair is more than just a wine bar. It’s a miniature wine universe with a 180 acre vineyard, a full-service winery capable of processing 500,000 gallons of wine, and a storied history detailing six generations of the Lescombes family making wine across three continents.

  • New York: Corkbuzz
    34/ Matt B. // Foursquare

    New York: Corkbuzz

    Address: 13 E 13th St. New York, NY 10003

    Foursquare Rating: 9.3

    The flagship location of this mini-chain sits in New York City’s Union Square right across from the Green Market which provides year-round access to the freshest produce around. They offer a wide range of labels but also emphasize education with a full roster of wine education classes each month.

  • North Carolina: Battery Park Book Exchange And Champagne Bar
    35/ William B. // Foursquare

    North Carolina: Battery Park Book Exchange And Champagne Bar

    Address: 1 Page Ave #101, Asheville, NC 28801

    Foursquare Rating: 9.4

    Book lovers and wine lovers exist in harmony at this hybrid wine bar/used book shop. Sip a glass of merlot and get lost in a mystery novel on one of the shops comfy leather couches. They’ll even purchase your own used books so you can afford another glass of Champagne.

  • North Dakota: Off the Vine
    36/ Randy W. // Foursquare

    North Dakota: Off the Vine

    Address: 15 Main St. S Minot, ND 58701

    Foursquare Rating: 7.9

    Billed as “Minot’s premiere wine destination,” Off the Vine focuses on small boutique wineries, local vineyards, and a mix of bottles from around the world in order to appeal to every kind of wine fan. Beer lovers also have plenty of options here and there’s a full menu of small plates to pair with whatever you’re drinking.

  • Ohio: Cooper's Hawk
    37/ Ed T. // Foursquare

    Ohio: Cooper's Hawk

    Address: 4230 The Strand Columbus, OH 43219

    Foursquare Rating: 9.2

    Ohio’s favorite wine bar also happens to be the choice of Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, and Missouri. Once a year, Rob Warren, the winemaker at Cooper’s Hawk, creates a blend that he calls the Barrel Reserve. Only one barrel is sent to each restaurant, so it’s wise to make a special trip as soon as the barrel is released in order to enjoy it before it’s gone. 

  • Oklahoma: Vintage 1740
    38/ Matthew E. // Foursquare

    Oklahoma: Vintage 1740

    Address: 1740 S Boston Ave. Tulsa, OK 74119

    Foursquare Rating: 8.3

    Located due south of Tulsa’s downtown, this tiny wine bar aims for an intimate setting with plenty of wine. As Tulsa’s first wine bar, they’re proud to offer over 60 wines with a special emphasis on rare finds for their Vintage 1740 Reserve List.

  • Oregon: Edgefield Winery
    39/ Greg H. // Foursquare

    Oregon: Edgefield Winery

    Address: 2126 SW Halsey St. Troutdale, OR 97060

    Foursquare Rating: 8.9

    Edgefield is one of the crown jewels in the McMenamins portfolio, a Pacific Northwest hospitality group that takes legendary properties and converts them into new hotels and resorts. Edgefield Winery supplies the wine for the whole brand with 350 tons of grapes crushed annually and it sits on a sprawling resort that also offers a distillery, brewery, hotel, spa, concert venue, bars, restaurants, golf, and more.

  • Pennsylvania: Tria
    40/ David B. // Foursquare

    Pennsylvania: Tria

    123 S 18th St. Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Foursquare Rating: 9.3

    Casual but sophisticated, Tria provides Philadelphians with the finest in wine, cheese, and beer. You won’t find TVs or karaoke here, but there’s plenty to talk about with their gourmet light bites and extensive selection of wines by the glass broken into fun categories like “Funky Reds” and “Luscious Whites.”


  • Rhode Island: The Twisted Vine
    41/ Will S. // Foursquare

    Rhode Island: The Twisted Vine

    Address: 3 Canal St. Westerly, RI 02891

    Foursquare Rating: 8.8

    Pat Isted and his family run The Twisted Vine in downtown Westerly just over the state line dividing Rhode Island from Connecticut. The wine list includes some local wines from the Eastern seaboard as well as California classics and global favorites, as well.

  • South Carolina: Bin 152
    42/ Becky F. // Foursquare

    South Carolina: Bin 152

    Address: 152 King St. Charleston, SC 29401

    Foursquare Rating: 9.1

    This adorable wine bar sits in Charleston’s French Quarter and also serves as an art gallery and antiques shop. Forty different wines are offered by the glass as well as 40 selections of cheese and charcuterie.

  • South Dakota: The Market
    43/ Pexels

    South Dakota: The Market

    Address: 196 E 6th St. Sioux Falls, SD 57104

    Foursquare Rating: 8.2

    This combination wine bar/gourmet foods store brings the small batch ethos to South Dakota with 365 different labels to choose from; a full menu of culinary enticements including a house-made charred scallion sausage and local buffalo salami; and a wide range of exotic and artisanal products on their grocery shelves.

  • Tennessee: Cru Bistro & Wine Bar
    44/ Mason F. // Foursquare

    Tennessee: Cru Bistro & Wine Bar

    Address: 141 S Gay St. Knoxville, TN 37902

    Foursquare Rating: 8.8

    The folks behind Cru are well-known in Knoxville for their other restaurant concepts and now they’re introducing Knoxville drinkers to the joys of the wine bar bistro. OpenTable named them a Diner’s Choice in 2018 with an eclectic menu drawing on transnational flavors and a happy hour where house wine is just $3 a glass.

  • Texas: 13 Celsius
    45/ Kirby T. // Foursquare

    Texas: 13 Celsius

    Address: 3000 Caroline St. Houston, TX 77004

    Foursquare Rating: 9.4

    The key tenet of 13 Celsius is to serve all of their wines at the perfect temperature: 13℃ (55.4℉). This self-proclaimed “European wine bar” sits in a reclaimed 1920s Mediterranean-style building with an open-air courtyard and a 40-foot bar made from Carrera marble.

  • Utah: BTG Wine Bar
    46/ Melissa S. // Foursquare

    Utah: BTG Wine Bar

    Address: 63 W 100 S Salt Lake City, UT 84101

    Foursquare Rating: 7.8

    BTG stands for “by the glass,” and the name proves true with 75 wines offered in portions as small as two ounces each. Located right across from the City Creek Center, BTG also serves a full food menu from its sister restaurant Caffe Molise.

  • Vermont: North Branch Tea & Wine
    47/ Brigitte C. // Foursquare

    Vermont: North Branch Tea & Wine

    Address: 41 State St. Montpelier, VT 05602

    Foursquare Rating: 8.4

    As if wine and tea weren’t enough of an odd couple, The North Branch also offers tech support services to Vermonters in need. In addition, they sell crafts from local artisans, art by the owner, and a complete roster of pastries from local bakeries making this one of the most eclectic shops in America.

  • Virginia: Screwtop Wine Bar
    48/ Stephen P. // Foursquare

    Virginia: Screwtop Wine Bar

    Address: 1025 N Fillmore St. Arlington, VA 22201

    Foursquare Rating: 8.8

    Screwtop is known for their wine, cheese, and charcuterie. Cozy up to the bar and get a professionally paired flight of your favorites or hit the retail section to have a wine and cheese party at home.

  • Washington: Purple Café & Wine Bar
    49/ Brian P. // Foursquare

    Washington: Purple Café & Wine Bar

    Address: 1225 4th Ave. Seattle, WA 98101

    Foursquare Rating: 9.1

    Purple has locations throughout the Seattle area and they pride themselves on a worldwide wine list connected to seasonal Pacific Northwest flavors on their cafe menu.

  • West Virginia: The Wine Bar at Vintner Valley
    50/ Tracey W. // Foursquare

    West Virginia: The Wine Bar at Vintner Valley

    Address: 510 Burroughs St. Morgantown, WV 26505

    Foursquare Rating: 8.5

    Modeled after neighborhood trattorias in southern Italy, The Wine Bar at Vintner Valley has an impressive wine list with big names like Opus and Far Niente all available to pair with their menu of Italian favorites.

  • Wisconsin: Balzac
    51/ Daniel // Foursquare

    Wisconsin: Balzac

    Address: 1716 N Arlington Pl. Milwaukee, WI 53202

    Foursquare Rating: 8.7

    Milwaukee’s Balzac doesn’t just offer wine by the glass or bottle. They also offer four wines on beer-like taps to maintain the highest standards of freshness.

  • Wyoming: Bin22
    52/ Kate F. // Foursquare

    Wyoming: Bin22

    Address: 200 W Broadway Ave. Jackson, WY 83001

    Foursquare Rating: 8.8

    Jackson Hole has been attracting a high-end ski crowd for years and Bin22 aims to serve them and wine lovers from all over the world with their Eataly-inspired concept consisting of a wine bar, bottle shop, specialty grocery section, and restaurant.

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