10 must-try wine bars in Vancouver

Feb 14 2017, 1:21 am

Sometimes all you need to be happy is a good glass of wine.

For those critical times, it’s important to know where you can head to get a glass of the good stuff. Whether you’re looking for a glass, a flight, or a whole bottle, you don’t have to be a connoisseur to cozy up at these local spots and enjoy their extensive offerings.

These spots have it all from local BC selects to global imports, here are 10 must-try wine bars in Vancouver.

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1. Brix & Mortar

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This Yaletown eatery has more than just delicious Canadian cuisine. The massive wine list at this spot features wines from all over the world, and includes a fantastic variety of BC selects as well. At Brix & Mortar guests can opt for wine flights (red, white), and bottles that vary in price, so there’s something for everyone here.

Address: 1138 Homer Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @brix_vancouver

2. España Restaurant

Head to this West End Spanish style tapas bar to enjoy a selection of exclusive Spanish wines. España offers patrons delicious imports like Cava (Spanish bubbly) and wine-related beverages such as the drool-worthy house sangria.

Address: 1118 Denman Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @espanayvr

3. Grapes & Soda Wine Bar

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Grapes & Soda is Vancouver’s first natural wine bar. This South Granville spot is the sister restaurant to Farmer’s Apprentice, and it has an ever-changing selection of organic, natural, and biodynamic wines. Grapes & Soda only seats about 30 people, so it is a great place to relax and catch up over a glass of the good stuff.

Address: 1541 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver
Instagram: @grapesandsoda

4. JOEY Bentall One

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The JOEY in the Bentall Centre is a great spot to head for a good glass of wine or two. The selection here is wide and comes from BC and around the globe. Happy hour at JOEY is from 3 to 6 pm daily, and from Sunday to Thursday from 9 pm to close.

Address: Bentall Centre, 507 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @joeyrestaurants

5. L’ufficio Wine Bar

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This casual Italian restaurant in the heart of Kitsilano has a killer wine list. Dolce, Rosso, Bianco, and Spumante – you name it, they’ve got it.

Address: 3687 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

6. Salt Tasting Room

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Salt Tasting Room is a great place to head to enjoy some wine. The lengthy menu at this Blood Alley gem offers an options to build your own tasting plate and then choose your wine pairings accordingly, giving guests here a serious gastro-lesson and a serious buzz too.

Address: 45 Blood Alley, Vancouver

7. The Stable House Bistro

With a menu full of Old World classics and local BC wines, The Stable House is a solid spot to go for wine anytime. With only 36 seats in total, you’ll surely be able to wind down in this South Granville gem.

Address: 1520 West 13th Avenue, Vancouver
Instagram: @stablehousebistro

8. The Wine Bar

For this place, the name says it all. With a lengthy wine menu and wine flights like “Uncommon Reds from BC”, “Aromatic Whites”, and “Bubbles” – this place is a no-brainer for wine lovers. The Wine Bar’s “Tappy Hour” is from 3 to 5 pm daily.

Address: 1167 Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver
Instagram: @twb_thewinebar

9. UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar

Uva has a fantastic selection of wine in general. But this wine bar also offers wine tasting flights, which are a great way to try a handful of makers in just one sitting. Flights here have themes like the “Pretty Things”, an exotic fruit and flower-inspired flight, the “Rain Shadows”, a trio of reds, and the “Italian Tourist” flight. Happy hour at this spot is from 2 to 6 pm daily, check out the menu online.

Address: Moda Hotel, 900 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @uvavancouver

10. Yaletown L’Antipasto

Yaletown L’Antipasto has a fantastic selection of Italian wines which guests can pair with their fresh housemade pasta and and antipasti options.

Address: 1127 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @lantipasto

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