Wine. It's one of the oldest beverages in history and it is as popular as ever to this day. And there is a good reason: it's amazing! Whether you are a connoisseur or just a casual uncorker, Phoenix has a wine bar that is just your speed. Some people can tell at a glance the difference between a Malbec and a Merlot. Some can't remember which is a Chardonnay and which is a Cabernet Sauvignon. But everyone has a perfect glass for them out there somewhere just waiting to be tasted. We're here to help you find that perfect glass at these wine bars in Downtown Phoenix.
What started as the dream of two middle school teachers is now a reality in GenuWine Arizona. Let's be honest... who needs a glass of wine more than someone who spends their days with middle schoolers? This self-service tasting bar is the perfect place to try new wines and just hang out with friends and games. There are 24 local wines to choose from in automatic pouring machines. You choose if you want to try an ounce pour or just go for it with a 5 oz glass. Plus, build a cheese platter that perfectly matches your taste and you are on your way to a perfect evening. Stop by during happy hour Monday-Friday 3-6 and enjoy $2 off full glasses of wine!
Rott n' Grapes
You might think from the name that Rott n' Grapes specializes in old or sour wines. You'd be wrong. No, the Rott part of the name comes from the owners' love of their dogs, a couple of Rottweilers. And based on their love of their pups, there is a dog-friendly patio so you can bring your furry friend out for a drink! They are all about sharing a passion for wine and making that world accessible to everyone. If you're new to vino and not sure what to ask for, these friendly folks will guide you down the path to a new favorite wine!
Hidden Track Bottle Shop
Sometimes you want to enjoy wine at home where you can binge Netflix shows in peace. For that, there is Hidden Track Bottle Shop. Hidden Track is all about discovery. The name comes from the practice, first started by The Beatles, of hiding a secret song in an album using a double groove in the vinyl. They want to be the answer to the question, "OMG where did you find this bottle?" Peruse the selection of hundreds of wines and beers and don't be afraid to ask the knowledgeable staff for a recommendation. You can take home a bottle of wine that might just be a new favorite!
P.S.- we know the picture below is of beer and this is a post about wine bars, but we were blown away by how the bottles and cans look like they are floating inches above the counter! And no one else seemed to notice!