Whether you’re a wine conoisseur or just a wannabe, our list of Philadelphia’s best wine bars has something for everyone.
18th & Sansom Streets
Washington Square West
12th & Spruce Streets
Medical Arts Building
1601 Walnut Street
Tria offers a wide selection of both local and world-renowned wines. Their staff is extremely knowledgeable and can help non-wine connoisseurs become experts, plus the relaxed atmosphere is a great place to hang out with friends. And, for anyone looking to continue to their wine education beyond conversations with Tria’s friendly staff, the weekly Sunday School wine class is essential.
112 S 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Zavino’s exposed brick space is quaint, the staff is attentive and they always offer you a taste before they pour. It’s a great place to linger with a glass of relatively inexpensive vino. If your time is limited, grab a quick meal or a crisp, thin crusted pie–you won’t be sorry.
614 S 7th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Owner Nella Genovese and Chef Jim Piano purchased the bar from the Ciccalese family, who owned and operated this Bella Vista neighborhood bar since 1893. Chick’s Café offers 50 wines by the glass, and the friendly staff will help you select the perfect wine for your appetizer or entrée. Whether you’re in the mood for tapas or a hearty meal, Chick’s Café is a good choice.
Paris Wine Bar
2303 Fairmount Ave
Located right next door to Fairmount’s London Grill (and courtesy of the same owners!), the recently opened Paris Wine Bar offers a French-tinged ambiance and a rotating selection of local wines. Six wines are also offered “on draught,” or tapped from kegs that have been specially filled by the winemakers, and selections will include two whites, three reds and one dry rose. These change frequently and highlight the best of Pennsylvania’s winemakers (Allegro, Pinnacle Ridge, Galen Glenn and Manatawny).
Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro
129 South 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-4903
Vintage offers more than 60 wines by the glass and an additional 20 by the bottle. Their wine and menu are designed to complement each other, and the portions are not overwhelming. The intimate setting (and a wine bottle chandelier!) create an atmosphere perfect for date night, or a quiet evening out with friends.
Jake & Cooper’s Wine Bar
4367 Main Street
Philadelphia, PA 19127-1415
Known for their pizza and wine, Cooper’s Wine Bar (the owner shares with Jake’s restaurant) is a hot spot among locals in Manayunk. They offer outdoor seating, making it an ideal location in nice weather. The casual but classy setting makes Cooper’s a good choice for a lunch or dinner meeting.
1030 North 2nd Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123
This Northern Liberties Spanish tapas-style restaurant offers a guide to their list of Spanish wines. The Spanish décor and beautiful mosaics create a warm feeling that accompanies the friendly service. Bar Ferdinand is really great for small bites and sangria, too.