13 must-try wine bars in Vancouver

Jan 31 2018, 1:56 am

From local blends to global imports, these spots have it all.

Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or a newbie to this much-loved beverage, these places will impress with their selection of the good nectar of the grape.

Here are some of the best wine bars in Vancouver.

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JOEY Bentall One

Get out of the rain and indulge in some wine with your best friend JOEY! Happy hour is from 3 pm to 6 pm daily, and from Sunday to Thursday from 9 pm to close.

Address: 507 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-915-5639

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Salt Tasting Room

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Specializing in artisan cheese, small-batch cured meats, and a dynamic array of wines, the menu at this wine bar offers the option to build-your-own tasting plate which then gets paired up with a wine flight that complements your taste in charcuterie. Happy hour is 3 pm to 5 pm.

Address: 45 Blood Alley, Vancouver
Phone: 604-633-1912

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UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar

In addition to a fantastic selection of bottles, this wine bar offers themed wine tasting flights. The Pretty Things flight is a love affair with the pretty flavours of spring flowers, crushed strawberries, and exotic lychee, while The Italian Tourist flight offers a mix of bubbles, white, and red wine. Happy hour is from 2 pm to 6 pm daily, check out the menu online.

Address: Moda Hotel, 900 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-632-9560

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Brix & Mortar

This sophisticated Yaletown restaurant brings together modern Canadian cuisine and a commitment to fine wine. Check out the immense¬†wine list¬†that spotlights wines from all over BC and from across the globe or opt for wine flights and bottles that range from $30 to $475 ‚Äď so there‚Äôs truly something for everyone¬†here.

Address: 1138 Homer Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-915-9463

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Espa√Īa Restaurant

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This tapas bar is the perfect spot to enjoy a selection of¬†exclusive Spanish wines. Espa√Īa offers delicious imports like Cava (Spanish bubbly),¬†and wine-related drinks including kalimotxo and house sangria.

Address: 1118 Denman Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-558-4040


Robba da Matti

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Yaletown’s Robba da Matti has great food, fantastic wines, and rustic Italian charm to make wine night incredible. The menu lists red wines, white wines, and bubbly by the glass or the bottle, which guests can pair with their fresh housemade pasta and antipasti options.

Address: 1127 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604 558 1174

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The Wine Bar

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It‚Äôs all in the name and The Wine Bar doesn‚Äôt hold back from being 100% true to itself. With a¬†lengthy wine menu¬†and wine flights ‚Äď this place is¬†a no-brainer¬†for wine lovers. Tappy Hour is from 3 pm to 5 pm daily and Tappy Tuesdays¬†feature $5 pours.

Address: 1167 Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver

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Gastown’s Wildebeest invites patrons to explore a locally-sourced farm-to-table dinner menu paired with a diverse selection of old and new world wines. Happy hour is from 5 pm to 6 pm daily; check out the wine list online.

Address: 120 West Hastings, Vancouver
Phone: 604-687-6880

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The Stable House Bistro

In South Granville, this intimate 36-seat bistro and wine bar boasts an¬†expansive wine list¬†and flights like Campania ‚ÄúOh My Companion‚ÄĚ featuring wines from the rugged volcanic coastline on the shin of boot-shaped Italy. The descriptions for each flight will ensure you get a history lesson and a nice buzz.

Address: 1520 West 13th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-736-1520

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L’ufficio Wine Bar

This wine bar and trattoria is situated just one door over from its sister restaurant, La Quercia and shares a kitchen. This place pays homage to the Italian tradition of small plates and wine offered in a casual, unhurried environment. There’s no menu online, and no reservations here.

Address: 3687 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-676-1007

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Grapes & Soda Wine Bar

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Vancouver’s first natural wine bar 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’s a great place to relax and catch up over a glass of the good stuff with good company. Happy hour is between 5 pm and 6:30 pm daily.

Address: 1541 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-336-2456

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Bin 941

Red wines, white wines, and sparkling wines by the glass or by the bottle are on the menu at Bin 941. These beverages are easy to pair with some mouthwatering ‚Äútapatizers‚Ä̬†made daily in-house from local and sustainable ingredients.

Address: 941 Davie Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-683-1246


Novo Pizzeria

Serving authentic wood-fired Neapolitan pizza in Kitsilano, this pizzeria and wine bar offers a curated wine list spanning selections from Italy, as well as BC, and across the globe. The wine room at Novo fits about 10 people, so it might be fun to make wine night into a full-blown party with all your friends.

Address: 2118 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-736-2220

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