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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!