Stock up on holiday wines and plan to catch up with friends at these wine-centric bars, serving charcuterie. wine by the glass and craft beers. At some places, you can stock up on boutique beer/wine bottles to enjoy at home.
So many new places are opening between November and the New Year. We look forward to adding Italy Bottega for Italian comestibles, wine, and beer. In old Northeast downtown, Must Wine Loft DTSP is opening in an old laundromat and will offer classes, tastings and terroir-driven wines and artisanal cheeses. The Vineyard Gulfport’s newest wine bar and charcuterie spot, debuts to wow reviews, a perfect respite on 1st Friday and 3rd Saturday art walk. And, we always look forward to the seasonal specials at Luekens, Total Wine, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, Pic Pac Liquors, Pasadena Liquors & Fine Wines, Belleair Market and these faves where no wine is served before or after its time!
Something for every palate, amazing happy hour, live early evening jazz and attentive service. Don’t miss the shrimp chorizo, duck prosciutto, roasted herb almonds, smoked house ricotta, truffle ham and charred octopus.
Love French wine and food? Sample Sancerre and Vouvray at communal tables and enjoy their lively events, from fast dating or ladies' only specials.
The tony Belleair crowd quaffs prosecco, craft brews and boutique wines with artisan meats and cheeses (pick two, add cornichons, date walnut crackers or dozens of other delicacies) or enjoy light fare such as smoked fish, Tuscan bean dip, caviar or artisan grilled cheese sandwiches.
Downtown's Edge District serves up a new sophisticated set for wine and beer lovers who enjoy world-infused tapas and small talk without the congestion and noise of most late-night establishments.
Elegant décor, sophisticated charcuterie and caviar menu served with mother of pearl spoons. Craft cocktails, sensational Scotch and whiskey menu plus craft brews pair well with duck foie gras, shrimp cocktail or the cheese plate, chef’s choice. Next door, the jazz club is now open, making this a Manhattan state of mind party.
Kooky theme nights and events, an alfresco patio and living room that doubles as a wine/craft beer shop, the bar scene is lively and convivial, the salami sensational and ever-changing list challenges you to pick a favorite.
We like it for the pop-up oyster bar at night, seasonal menu, the Basil Gin Rickey or Aperol Spritz, boutique wines, beer and java as well as the Thursday Royal Palm Market and pop-up concepts during the holidays. This hip coffee/cocktail bar is a DTSP “it” spot.
Sundial’s two-story market and restaurant is a dining mecca, from the charcuterie and wine by the glass to the homemade pasta dishes, salad bar and ready-to-go entrees.
Scratch kitchen, unique jars filled with burrata and veggies, iconic dried fruit (chorizo dates) and nuts and charcuterie boards fit for Zeus. Buy a bottle of wine to go or drink there, or order craft beers and wines, bubbly by the glass in this nostalgic hideaway, set with rocking chairs out front. Don’t miss the Sunday brunch.
Nibble wine, cheese, meats, olives, Italian pastries and more here, or take it home, this legendary market/restaurant bustles both for the Saturday wine tastings and the homemade pasta and Nonna-made entrees.
Wine by the glass, oysters, truffled devil eggs with pecan dusted goat cheese & grape truffles, baked goat cheese or fried mozzarella, tomato jam, basil at the bar for happy hour is a popular gathering spot for the hoi-polloi…and that’s just the bar menu in this exquisite restaurant and enophile fave!
With Jazz Wednesday, starters such as pate, figs & chorizo or beef carpaccio and delicious wines by the glass, this St. Pete Beach class act is where you’ll find us.
Grab a glass, swipe your credit card and sample dozens of wines you pour yourself from the cool taps.
South Pasadena's chic wine crowd hangs out here for the Thursday wine tastings from 6-8 pm sampling 7-9 special wines. There's a wine club and friendly advice on what to serve with turkey or grouper, for novices and connoisseurs.
Redington’s Gypsy Soul has two amazing new neighbors: Il Cibo for street Italian food and Wine Knot, a unique blend of charcuterie, coastal décor boutique, wine store and wine/beer by the glass in a glamorous space with a huge TV screen and a few high tops plus a communal table.
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