In need of a mom’s night out? Date night? A low-key evening to wind down with a nice glass of wine? National Wine Day happens to fall on Friday, May 25, and we think this is a perfect reason to raise a glass of vino and treat yourself! There are plenty of wine bars in Austin, and below we’re highlighting some of our favorite local wine spots to sip and savor. For an even bigger list, check out Do512’s full list of Wine Bars in Austin. Cheers!
— The Infinite Monkey Theorem
This winery off South Congress is dedicated to producing their wines in-state and using only Texas-grown grapes. Stop in for some Texas-made wine and kick back in one of the many living room areas. This winery offers a very casual atmosphere for the wine-lover with no pretense (with wine in cans, even). Schedule a tour or just stop in for a drink. You can also keep up with their events calendar for special happenings.
— Vino Vino
This cozy Hyde Park hideout is a classic for both mom’s night out and romantic date nights. Vino Vino offers great happy hour options, too, so you can pop in from 5:30pm to 7:30pm any day from Monday to Friday for some delicious food and drink.
— House Wine
House Wine offers an extensive wine selection and a variety of cheese plates and wine tasting classes. With their Monday Open Mic Nights and decadent desserts like S’Mores and Crème Brule, this intimate wine joint will surely entertain.
— The Austin Winery
Austin’s first urban winery offers high quality wine sourced from around world. Their grapes are transported in macro bins to the Austin facility where they crush, de-stem, press, fermentation, filtration, blending, bottling, and serve you. View the tasting room hours and plan a visit (walk-ins welcome). They also offer a variety of fun events from movie nights to yoga, so check the calendar here.
— Winebelly Tapas & Vino
This neighborhood wine and tapas bar offers terrific Spanish-Mediterranean style delicacies. Truffle fries, croquetas, and other similarly decadent snacks are staples of their much-lauded menu.
— The Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen
Offering 10 wine flights, 50 wines by the glass, and 200 by the bottle as well as a full bar with craft cocktails. The new Lola Savannah coffee shop is tucked in for good measure.
— Aviary Wine + Kitchen
Sip and savor boutique wines at South Lamar’s coziest wine bar. Aviary’s strong list suits everyone and suggests that you try something new and stay awhile. So if you’re looking for a low-key vibe that strikes the right tone for slow sipping and conversation, shoot on over to this wine bar.
— Cru Wine Bar Downtown
Cru Wine Bar has two area locations — in The Domain and in the downtown 2nd Street district. They pair the wine with Napa style foods and offer more than a dozen wine flights. View details of their happy hours, Pizza Mondays, and Champagne Thursdays here.
One of the most romantic spots in town, Lenoir is perfect for a special date night. In the backyard Wine Garden, you can enjoy a number of small and shareable plates as well as the wine menu. Happy Hour specials are available in the Wine Garden, Tuesday – Sunday from 5-630 p.m.
— L’Oca d’Oro
We’re big fans of this Mueller spot for great food and their wine selection. This is a prime location to go for a drink post-playdate with other families. Head in when the kids are worn out and order them something delicious from the children’s menu while you relax with a glass of vino.
— Opa! Coffee & Wine Bar
This family owned and operated establishment that offers a wide variety of unique wines, beers, a full bar, local coffee, and Greek-inspired food. Enjoy a glass of wine while sitting under the large oak trees while listening to live music on their spacious front patio.
Obviously, this doesn’t include ALL of the many great wine spots in the area. There are plenty of great wine options all over town! If your favorite place is not included on our big list of wine bars, let us know about it in the comments below. And see more Wine Bars in Austin!