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Best Wine Bars in Austin, TX

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Looking for an elegant establishment to cool your heels and enjoy a wine tasting or reserve pour from the best wine cellars in Austin? Austin’s best wine bars are at your fingertips with this eclectic local standouts.

Apothecary

Apothecary in Rosedale is one of Austin’s finest wine bars. Chef Matt Gallagher’s seasonal dining menu rotates throughout the year to highlight market-fresh ingredients at their peak season. The selection of sumptuous charcuteries, fresh oysters, and decadent desserts pairs well with their eccentric cellar full of fun and funky wines. Join Apothecary for Happy Hour all day Sunday and Monday, or 4-7pm Tuesday through Friday for special prices on bottles, glasses, and appetizers.

The Red Room Lounge

Tucked behind Vince Young’s Steakhouse downtown, The Red Room Lounge is a hidden jewel in Austin. With big Happy Hour discounts before 7 and a knowledgeable sommelier, this intimate little wine bar is the perfect hangout for vino experts and casual wine-lovers alike. The exposed brick walls and red couches give this bar the atmosphere of an old-fashioned speakeasy. Pair your tasting with the wagyu brisket burger or flourless chocolate torte for the ultimate wining and dining experience.

Vino Vino

Vino Vino in Hyde Park offers the best of both worlds; excellent food and wine at welcoming prices. Join Vino Vino on Sundays and Mondays for $5 cocktails and glasses of house wine and half-price appetizers and burgers. Named one of the 21 top wine bars in the nation by Thrillist, their friendly staff love to chat with customers about their wine selection and help customers find a bottle that they love. The open, austere interior of this wine bar offers a refined atmosphere for a date night or simply relaxing solo with a glass of your favorite vintage.

Winebelly

This Tapas-themed wine bar offers the flavors of Spanish and Mediterranean cooking in a casual, backyard atmosphere. Named one of the Top 20 Wine Bars in America by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, this is a not-to-be-missed stop on your quest for the perfect place to sip your vino. Pair your wine with a selection of smoky, sweet, and briny tapas and bar snacks like duck bruschetta and parmesan truffle fries. Their geographically diverse wine list is invitingly affordable, so pull up a chair and get comfortable!


Date Night Austin

Best Date Night in Austin

Where should you take you date for best date night in Austin?

Wine and dine you date at Barley Swine which “features multiple courses inspired” by local farmers and ranchers. You and your date can taste the best of their seasonal flare by opting for the chef tasting. Ten courses have been hand selected for you and your date for $90. One such featured item on the chef’s tasting is the glazed duck ham, with grilled broccoli and a fried duck egg. Begin your date night with a unique crafted cocktail like the Pink Cadillac: Mezcal, Cocchi Americano, Suze, Beet.

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If your date is a seafood lover, Musashino Sushi Dokoro – Tokyo Style Sushi establishment – will satisfy their tastes. In addition to sushi and nigiri, traditional rolls will satirist the palates of even the most ardent sushi purist. You will not find American-ized specialty rolls here! Instead, feast on Ika Ume Jiso, Cuttlefish, pickled plum, ooba leaf, and cucumber. Be sure to ask your sushi chef for a saki pairing recommendation. For dessert, treat your sweet with macha ice-cream or red bean ice cream! If you and your date are planning to whisk off to New York or Japan, you can still dine at Musashino!

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Counter 3 five vii is a unique dining experience whereby 25 contemporary seats are centered around a chef, creating intimacy between diners and the cooking experience. As the name indicates, the restaurant serves three, five, and seven course meals. The three course meal is $45 and $70 with wine pairings. The seven course meal is $95 and $150 with wine pairings. Bar bites like oysters, cheese boards, and pairs are also available. Follow them on social media for special events and specials (like the perfect Valentine’s Day destination). On February 28th, 2017 the restaurants boasts a special 15 course meal which tops out at $200 with pairings!

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