The 10 best wine bars in Tampa, Florida boast superb vintages to sip on, amazing atmosphere, and helpful, friendly staffers who don’t mind giving you some insights or help when it comes to picking your next pour. These establishments are a cut above — sophisticated, chic, and capable of offering boundless variety and unmatched selection. Some are Continental in inspiration, others draw on more traditional American roots. Thirsty for more? You can read about the best wine bars in Tampa, FL below.
Pronounced “bones” and named for the capital of Burgundy, Beaunes offers 1,000 wines to pick from. It’s one of only a handful of restaurants awarded Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. Grab a bite of cheese, pate or charcuterie to nibble on while you sip from the vine.
Sleek and sophisticated, and a home away from home for oenophiles, Cru Cellars has been repeatedly lauded as one of the best places in town to drink vino. With 25 wines by the glass and a delicious menu of small plates, flatbreads and other noshes that go well with wine, it’s a great place to sip and relax.
With 200 boutique wines in their selection, one of the best wine bars in Tampa, Florida offers some great picks for everyone. Special tastings run every Wednesday for $20. Cheese lovers take note: Folks rave about their selection of queso.
Located on the north end of shores of Clearwater Beach, this bar takes its inspiration from Europe. It has a retail shop and 35 wines by the glass, plus live music on weekends and monthly tastings. Nosh on Mediterranean and Mexican delights while drinking wonderful vino.
Warm and casual, this popular spot serves up modern Mediterranean cuisine paired with wines from around the world. It also shakes and stirs hand-crafted cocktails. Wednesday nights offer 50% off 30 bottled selections.
Yes, it’s part of a chain, but the reasonably priced wine is quite good at this winery, retail store, and wine bar all in one. It’s also one of the only spots in town of its kind that features an extensive gluten-free menu, including gluten-free bread that’s served piping-hot to the table.
Relax with a global wine and craft beer selection in a fun yet casual setting. The menu trends toward comfort food, with plenty of tacos, topped tater tots and “pig wings” highlighting their kitchen’s offerings.
Craft beers, quality wines and delicious cocktails are beverage highlight at this top-notch restaurant and lounge. Creative dishes (Irish potato nachos, anyone?) add to the allure, along with both a regular and late night happy hour.
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