7 Miami Wine Bars We Love
We’re never one to turn down a glass of crisp Sauvignon Blanc. Or a fruity Malbec. Or a chilled rosé. Which is why we’re all about these seven neighborhood wine bars, which boast tasty eats and charming ambience to boot.
Psst: The third floor of the Italian marketplace is a veritable vino paradise. You’ll love not only the carefully curated selection but also the fact that you can order by the glass or bottle, indulge in a wine flight or opt for a paired tasting menu. The wineshop includes more than 450 different labels and 4,000 bottles for sale, and if you’re a serious oenophile, check out the private wine vault for rare collector’s wines.
601 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-720-2401 or lacentralemiami.com
Abaco Wines & Wine Bar
This Design District spot is known for many things—wine, more wine and a legendary doughnut-and-wine pairing class (yes, we’re serious). Every few weeks, Abaco, which features hundreds of different wine varietals, hosts a different tasting class, from blind samplings to pairing sparkling and sweet wines with Salty Donut treats. It doesn’t get any better.
140 NE 39th St., Miami; 786-409-5286 or abacowine.com
This acclaimed spot—it’s been named one of the best wine bars in America by Wine Enthusiast—lures folks in with its dimly lit patio, large (and affordable) wine selection and live music series. It’s an ideal place to crack open a bottle of vino with a couple of friends. Just make sure to arrive early—seating is first-come, first-served.
3425 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-576-0108 or lagniappehouse.com
OK, this isn’t just a bar—but we’d be remiss to leave out one of the most iconic restaurants on Miami Beach. The Forge earns endless praise for its exquisite cuts of beef paired with more than 300,000 vintages, which are stored inside a basement-level, eight-room wine cellar. (Note: It’s currently closed for renovations, but we’re counting the days until it reopens this fall.)
432 41st St., Miami Beach; 305-538-8533 or theforge.com
Cibo Wine Bar
We’re not sure what we love more about this place: the extensive wine list (we’ll take a glass of the Chianti Classico), the authentic Italian cuisine or the insane wine wall. Let’s go with all of the above.
45 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-442-4925 or cibowinebar.com
Uvaggio Wine Bar
This Coral Gables watering hole pairs humor and wine with a menu full of hilarious pop-culture references (see: Let’s Get Fizzacle, the bubbly section). The best time to visit is during happy hour, when a bottle of wine plus a meat-and-cheese board will set you back just $35.
70 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-448-2400 or uvaggiowine.com
Part wineshop, part tapas bar, this neighborhood wine bar features hundreds of bottles from around the world. Get your fix at one of two locations: Coconut Grove or Little Havana.
Various locations; happywinemiami.com