The Best Wine Bars in Austin

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If you’re looking for the best wine bars in Austin, we’ve got our favorite places to sip wine whether you want a fancy date night out complete with a chef’s tasting or a casual bottle shop with some heavenly pizza. Here is our list of the best wine bars in Austin according to a local wine expert (muah!) and where you’ll find me drinking wine.

Apt 115

A cozy date night space to enjoy low-intervention and rare wines from around the world.

Apt 115 is a little wine bar with a big wine list nestled inside an East Austin apartment building. The vibes are cozy and intimate. It feels like your good friend invited you over for a wine night at home. Said friend, might not have the 13-course chef’s tasting menu planned for you that Apt 115 does but you get the jist! The owner Joe curates the wine selection himself. You’ll often find him visiting each table and telling the story behind the bottles and why they made his list.

Details: Chef’s tasting menu or a la carte bites available. A great place to discover new varietals you won’t find anywhere else, and date night approved.

Neighborhood Vintner

Luxurious wine bar and bottle shop for wine lovers with caviar bumps and fancy potato chips.

Caviar bumps and Marc Hebrart rose champagne at Neighborhood Vintner Wine Bar in Westlake Austin Texas

Ask any local wine expert where they drink wine and Neighborhood Vintner is at the top of their list. The space is beautifully decorated with an eye-catching wine bottle display outlining the outer walls of the shop, vibrant gold shelving, and a mirrored backdrop to display stemware. What makes Neighborhood Vitner one of the best wine bars in Austin beyond the wine list, is the focus on wine education. For serious wine drinkers, there are a few classes to checkout. Sunday School is where their Sommeliers pick a topic and teach through a tasting. Or if you want to improve your palate check out Wednesday Blind Tastings. Prefer a fun night out with friends with seriously good wine? This is the wine bar for you!

Details: Where the wine experts drink wine because the selection, focus on education, and community aspect are top-notch.

Flo’s Wine Bar

A casual neighborhood wine spot with counter-service and must-try pizza.

Flo’s Wine Bar is a fantastic meeting spot for your wine-loving friends who appreciate a variety of by-the-glass European wines. Order at the counter then head to the patio for a laid-back vibe ideal to unwind after a long day. For those needing a bite to eat, AllDay Pizza is on-site serving up slices, salads and soft serve.

Details: great post-work happy hour spot with casual bites and a thoughtful wine selection.

The Meteor

A beautiful blend of wine, coffee, and a boutique bike shop committed to the community.

The Meteor Wine Bar in Austin Texas

The Meteor makes our best wine bars in Austin list for so many reasons but the fact that serving their community while boasting a delicious natural wine selection is probably at the top. Their approach to wine while serious is completely approachable with their blend of bike shop, cafe, and wine bar all rolled into one. It’s common you’ll find industry professionals and locals mixing on Tuesday nights during their wine producer highlight nights for just $15.

Details: natural wines, wine education opportunities, and a strong community focus.

Aviary Wine & Kitchen

Where pop culture meets wine culture for a night out in South Austin.

Aviary Wine & Kitchen takes neighborhood dining to a whole new level. It’s here where you can find a large list of local and international wine selections. Wines are organized by cultural icons from musicans like Notorious B.I.G. to actor Robin Williams to get the vibe of what’s in your glass. The menu is an elevated take on dishes from smash burgers to chicken liver mousse. It creates a surprising yet classic dining experience.

Details: offers a local wine list, elevated neighborhood dining, and fun vibes.


A stunning modern wine bar on South First with a Korean focused food menu.

Korean food and wine pairing at Underdog Wine Bar in Austin Texas

An impressive wine list of nearly 30 pages is no small feat but that’s exactly what Underdog offers. Don’t understand all the wine terms? Don’t fret! The educated staff at Underdog will guide you towards your perfect glass or bottle of wine. The ambiance is a one-of-a-kind wine bar and restaurant boasting light, bright and elegant vibes. Then contrasts a dark and moody wine shop with private dining and event space on the other. You’ll love this mash-up of culture from the food to the wine in an inviting setting on South First.

Details: large wine list, small group gatherings, to-go bottle shop, foodie experience.

Rosie’s Wine Bar

A lively wine bar focused on natural winemaking and small producers in the charming Clarksville neighborhood.

Outdoor seating area at Rosie's Wine Bar in Austin Texas

Rosie’s Wine Bar makes our best wine bars in Austin list for their commitment to small producers and serving wines with unique terroir. The modest wine list is ever-changing and while by-the-glass options are available, it’s the ideal place to talk to the educated staff and find a bottle to share with the table. Their light bite options are influenced by Spanish, Portuguese, and French cuisine that perfectly complement the wines.

Details: weekday happy hour, featured producer nights, charming neighborhood vibes.

June’s All Day

Buzzing all-day corner bistro on South Congress with an impressive wine list.

June’s is a serious contender for the top spot on our best places to drink wine in Austin list. While not technically a wine bar, the wine list is reminiscent of a passport to some of the world’s best wines and nothing short of impressive. Don’t skip the All Day menu ranging from breakfast croquettes to bone marrow bolognese for dinner. If you’re a sparkling wine lover then make sure to check out their popular half-price sparkling on Monday nights. 

Details: happy hour specials, lively bistro atmosphere, and expansive wine list.


An award-winning restaurant and wine bar in East Austin with a seasonally rotating menu and natural wines of the world.

Wine bottle options at Award Winning Wine Bar Birdies in East Austin

From the moment you step into Birdie’s you feel the fine dining yet casual vibes they managed to execute flawlessly. Locals line up to order at the counter and select a glass of wine to start off their dining experience. Often you’ll find a featured wine producer offering special pours and unique terriors to discover. Everything on the menu is seasonally driven with a no-frills approach to fine dining. There’s no reservations but don’t let the long line deter you, it’s worth the wait!

Details: unique natural wine picks, seasonally driven food menu, and inviting atmosphere.

Lenoir Wine Garden

Romantic wine garden in Austin with vintage-chic vibes with a seasonally driven menu.

Lenoir has created a little wine garden oasis under gorgeous live oaks right on South First. It’s the perfect setting for a romantic date night without all the fancy frills. The wine list features select local producers and a wide variety of European producers. Come hungry because their farm-to-table dining experience cannot be missed.

Details: wine Wednesdays, happy hour, and food specials, with romantic garden-setting vibes.

Cape Bottle Room

Trendy South African wine bar in East Austin that offers a variety of exciting events and unique sips.

2011 Blanc de Blancs from Jacques Bruere at Cape Bottle Room a South African Wine Bar

Cape Bottle Room boasts a large selection of exclusively South African wines. It’s a great place to explore wine you wouldn’t find anywhere else. The tasting room is located below street level in East Austin and welcomes visitors with a neon blue “Get In Here” sign. The atmosphere is casual and inviting yet has a sophisticated feel with it’s modern design and neutral palate. It’s the ideal place to meet a group of friends for a casual glass of wine.

Details: hosts a variety of wine events and live music, happy hour specials, and trendy modern space.


Fine dining and wine experience in a space oozing old Hollywood glamour.

1998 Chateau Vannieres Bandol at Jeffreys fine dining and wine night in Austin texas

Not technically a wine bar, but a wine list 50+ pages long this good deserves a spot on this list. Jeffrey’s dining experience is one of the best in the city. The wine program is impressive to say the least. You’ll find serious wine enthusiasts flocking to Jeffrey’s on Sundays for their 50% off bottles of wine special.

Details: The most expansive and impressive wine list in the city. It is ideal for a fancy date night or celebrating a special occasion.

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