Yep, you read that right — February 18 is National Drink Wine Day. Now that’s a national holiday we can get behind. We’ve gathered up a list of the 10 best wine bars in Austin, according to Yelp, along with some highlights from Yelp user reviews.
10. The Butterfly Bar — 2307 Manor Road
“The Butterfly Bar is one of those places that I visit once every 6 or so months and wonder why I’m not there all the time.” — Luci H.
“Can’t say enough about Butterfly Bar… feels like you’re driving in your best friend’s back yard. Good vibes, good vibes.” — Hilary M.
“Great atmosphere and very chill. Kid and pet friendly with neat little attractions all around. This place a combo of Austin coolness!” — Vandesha L.
9. Wink — 1014 N Lamar Blvd Suite E
“What I loved most were the amount of wines by the glass. Wink has a wine bar across from the restaurant proper and they are able to have about double the amount of wines open at any given time. So, you can have a great meal and try different tastes together.” — Melody M.
“Whether in the Wine Bar or Restaurant, we always enjoy Wink. Service is wonderful with emphasis on the ability to inform you about wine and beer in the cute, less fancy pants Wine Bar.” — Christine A.
8.Vino Vino — 419 Guadalupe St
“The cutest little wine bar in the Hyde Park area.” — Sherill T.
“In our most recent visit, sitting toward the back, I was struck again how warm and pleasant the space is becoming. It’s just a nice feeling place to hang out for a while.” — Dennis S.
7. House Wine — 408 Josephine St.
“Located in an adorable little house, House Wine has an inviting, intimate atmosphere.” — Giselle C.
“Super cute place. Definitely an Austin spot. I have had so many people speak highly of Wine House and I can see why.” — Lindsay M.
6. Gino’s Vino Osteria — 1239 E. 51st St.
“I truly don’t understand how it is not packed all night long. Everyone from our waitress to Gino himself was incredibly friendly.” — Brandon K.
“WOW! The wine list at Gino’s is simply fantastic. Peruse. Find one, two or three you love. And the cocktails that man makes – WOWZERS! Again – favorite Uncle Gino!” — Shani S.
5. Winebelly — 519 W. Oltorf St.
“Winebelly has all the perks of the high standards we’ve come to expect in Austin, with none of the pretentiousness attached with it. Just a good ol’ fashion South Austin welcoming vibe.” — Victoria S.
“This is the perfect first date spot! Love all of their wines, appetizers, and cocktails- everything is so so so good!” — Alysha M.
4. Counter 3. FIVE. VII — 315 Congress Ave. Suite 100
“Jason, the Sommelier, is brilliant with his wine pairings and the Pastry Chef Daniella lays out sumptuous desserts. It will be a long time before I’m this impressed with a meal. Perhaps not until my next life.” — Christine A.
“The meat seemed to call for wine so we ordered a glass, at the sommelier’s recommendation and I swear, the food and wine sang together. Like literally (in the figurative sense).” — Alice T.
3. Aviary — 2001 S. Lamar Blvd. Suite C
“This is genuinely one of my favorite places in Austin.” — Kim O.
“Aviary is your home away from home that puts you back into your best mood. A must in Austin: we love it.” — Thom and Vicky H.
2. The Red Room Lounge — 306 E. 3rd St. Suite A
“If you love wine and you like that Speakeasy kind of vibe/going on a scavenger hunt for a wine bar-then Red Room Louge is the place to check out.” — Angela W.
“The staff is what really makes this place special. They are knowledgable [sic] beyond any sort of wine comprehension that I possess. Friendly and informative. Frinformative.” — Luci H.
1. Santorini Cafe — 11800 N. Lamar Blvd.
“Plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, friendly staff, delicious Greek food, good wine selection, and tasty coffee drinks. Live music on Thurs. and Friday nights.” — Julie P.
“I already like Greek food, but every bite here was above par. Nice wine, good people.” — Alan M.
The Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen — 800 W. 6th St.
“Great modern spot downtown for drinks and food. They have a nice patio as well.” — Anh N.
“Great patio, excellent happy hour, exceptional wine list and gorgeous dining room!” — Amy D.
Apothecary Cafe & Wine Bar — 4800 Burnet Rd. Suite 450
“Reminds me of the neighborhood cafes in France. Equally good for date night or friends.” — Karen G.
“The food, the romantic vibe and the service made this place 5 stars for us. As I’m enjoying my 2nd glass of wine…I’m texting all my friends to check this place out!” — Kristine F.
Baretto — 10710 Research Blvd. Suite 314
“This place is super cute and nook-like. It’s small and I’m pretty sure it’s seat-yourself-wherever-you-can. All the staff that we encountered were very polite and helpful.” — Yelena S.
“Atmosphere is casual, interior had a nice cozy feel with all the brickwork. All in all a very nice experience.” — Veek N.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated to more accurately reflect Yelp rankings.