My husband and I recently celebrated our 10th anniversary at Unwind Wine Bar in Hyde Park! It was the perfect choice for us. What a fun place.

When you walk up to the patio, you know you’re in for a great evening. There’s such a fun and relaxing ambiance right from the start. The ample outdoor seating looks comfortable, and the fire pits and heaters are so inviting.

Patio Wine Bar Hyde Park Cincinnati

Fire pit at Unwind in Hyde Park Cincinnati

We chose to sit inside, which was just as cozy and interesting. Upon walking in, you’re greeted by the gorgeous bar, which is surrounded by a floor-to-ceiling wall of wine! I knew I was in the right place!

Unwind Wine Bar Hyde Park

Wine Bar Hyde Park

There are so many comfortable places to grab a seat. I was actually surprised at how large it was inside. There are all kinds of choices. Comfy couches, leather chairs, dining tables, low tables. Rustic and upscale — there is something to suit everyone.

Unwind Wine Bar Cincinnati
Fireplace Wine Bar Hyde Park

We chose some comfy couches in “the wine cave” for a cozy ambience surrounded by wood, stone and wine barrels on the walls. Very fun!

Our server helped us choose a nice bottle of wine, and she rocked it. It was amazing!

So, it’s called Unwind Wine Bar and Light Fare. But, that does not mean you will leave hungry. We had a hard time choosing the light fare we wanted, because we wanted it all! We started with the Artisan Cheese Board. Oh man, the spiced honey was amazing. It was the perfect plate of delicious cheeses, fruit and nuts.

The Artisan Cheese Board at Unwind Bar

Next, we had a Margarita Flatbread with a fantastic balsamic reduction. It was so good. I wanted another one. But, we also ordered a Shiitake Smoked Gouda Dip served with crostini, which came out next.

Margarita Flatbread unwind wine bar

Yes. That’s right. Shiitake Smoked Gouda Dip. SOOO GOOD — it was creamy and tangy with an amazing savory mushroom flavor. There was nothing left.

Shiitake Smoked Gouda Dip at Unwind

Then, we had the Warm House Olives. This dish was mostly for me, and I think that I ate them all. I love olives! They were warm, marinated Greek olives with lemon zest. Served with hug chunks of feta and bread sticks.
Warm House Olives at Unwind

And last, we had dessert of course! What’s a 10 year anniversary without dessert? We went with the Whiskey and Chocolate. What a pairing! Chocolate truffles, strawberries and bourbon! We had such a great night!

Dessert at Unwind in Hyde Park

If you’re looking for a romantic place for your next date, you need to check out Unwind. It was something different — a little bit quirky and fancy. It was perfect.

Wine Bar Happy Hour Cincinnati

They also have an amazing Happy Hour. Actually, it was voted the best in the city! Happy Hour is Monday through Friday from 4- 7 pm. Happy Hour consists of select 1/2 price wine bottles, $5 off other wine bottles, $2 off 6 oz. wine glass wine pours and  $2 off appetizers.

Erin W.

Author: Erin W.

Erin was born and raised in Northern Kentucky. She moved away, went to school, lived abroad, traveled and then came back home to Cincy to raise her own family. She has 2 kids, 5 chickens, one dog, a bunny, some fish and a husband. They all live happily together in a pretty, little house on a quiet cul-de-sac. She taught English in middle schools for almost 15 years, until this past year when she decided to stay home and teach her own kids. She stays busy homeschooling, exploring fun new places in Greater Cincinnati and working on her blog "A Bird and A Bean".

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