Wondering where to take a date for drinks? Why not try out a local wine bar — they are are great spots to enjoy each others’ company and conversation. Whether you’re looking to simply go out for drinks or are wanting a traditional dinner alternative, the Greater Cincinnati area has a fantastic selection of wine bars to experience. This would be a fitting date for wine lovers and foodies alike – check out our list to get you started!
- UNWIND – Hyde Park
Unwind “has a rustic upscale feel that features a cozy ambiance…” There is also a fireplace to ease the chill of a cool evening, and a wonderful patio with a fire pit. In addition to their large selection of wine, they also offer beer, light fare and desserts.
- Abigail Street – OTR
A Mediterranean wine bar with a menu full of inventive small plates inspired by different Mediterranean regions. You can order flights, bottles or get a glass of wine on tap – yes, they have wine on tap!
- We Olive & Wine Bar – Downtown
Centrally located behind Fountain Square, this wine bar is also a retailer and tasting room of California extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Their wine bar offers a variety of artisan wines and delicious small plates in the midst of a warm and inviting atmosphere. In addition, they have a lovely patio area to experience.
- 20 Brix – Milford
A wine bar and restaurant with a wine list of 300 wines from all over the world, and about 100 offered by the glass. For the full experience, check out their menu that combines new American cuisine, traditional southern cooking and a bit of classic French fare.
- Cork & Cap – Hyde Park
Located right on Hyde Park Square, they feature wines from all over the world, a very wine-friendly menu and an intimate atmosphere with a beautiful patio to enjoy. Not a big wine fan? They also offer a wide selection of craft and local beers.
- The Wise Owl Wine Bar – West Chester
Their wine list includes over 40 wines by the glass, and on top of that, 275 others by the bottle. They also have a full-service bar offering specialty cocktails, as well as, small plates and pastries.
- Mio Vino – Deer Park
Offering a casual and relaxing atmosphere – they frequently have live music, open mic nights, art exhibits and paint your own wine glass parties. Be sure to check out their calendar for upcoming events.
- Corkopolis – Downtown
Located in the heart of the city, they offer a curated selection of ﬁne wine, craft beer, lite bites and desserts. The bar features a rotating list of wine by the glass, wine and craft beer on tap and signature hand-crafted cocktails. It’s also a wine market — grab a bottle or two to enjoy at home or gift.
Somm Wine Bar – Incline District
Situated just a few blocks away from the Incline Public House and Warsaw Theater, this chic and intimate wine bar offers over 80 selections of wines and a variety amazing food options and desserts.Their patio area is a must see!
- Piccolo Wine Room – Glendale
Located in Glendale’s historic town square, Piccolo provides a cozy, modern atmosphere to enjoy their wide selection of wines. They serve light snacks, as well as, a creative full dinner menu, which changes weekly.
- 1215 Wine Bar & Coffee Lab – OTR
Offers an excellent selection of wine, bottled craft beers and coffees. Their menu features a variety of small plates, snacks and desserts from local bakeries and delis. On Friday and Saturday nights they have live music too.
- Red Feather Kitchen and Wine Bar – Oakley
A contemporary American farm-to-table restaurant where you can enjoy 40 wines by the glass and over 200 by the bottle. Pair your drinks with the creative small plates on their menu for an impressive dinner date.
- Zula Restaurant & Wine Bar – OTR
A modern and relaxed tapas restaurant and wine bar located across from Washington Park. Their menu focuses on pairing a wide selection of wine with shareable eclectic dishes.
- Bouquet Restaurant & Wine Bar – Covington
Located in the historic MainStrasse Village, Bouquet is a great choice when you are looking for more of a substantial dinner option. Their menu features seasonally-inspired dishes to pair with a unique selection of wines.