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Welcome to the ultimate guide to the best wine bars in St. Petersburg, Florida! Nestled along the Gulf Coast, St. Pete is not only known for its stunning beaches and vibrant arts scene but also for its thriving wine culture. Whether you’re a seasoned oenophile or just looking for a cozy spot to unwind with a glass of vino, St. Pete has a wine bar to suit every palate.
From chic urban wine bars to quaint neighborhood spots, join me as we explore the top destinations to sip, savor, and enjoy the finest wines that St. Petersburg has to offer!
And, for my hard-core wine lovers, be sure to check out my post on awesome wineries in Tampa Bay!
Best wine bars in St. Pete
Lolita’s Wine Market
Step into the lively and eclectic atmosphere of Lolita’s Wine Market, where the fun meets the fabulous. This vibrant wine bar in St. Petersburg boasts a variety of exceptional wines from around the globe, each handpicked by their knowledgeable staff to suit every taste and preference!
I gotta admit, I was blown away when I described my usual wine flavors, and they brought me a dry Riesling (I’m usually a Pinot Grigio girly). It was seriously one of the best glasses of wine I’ve ever sipped on!
Whether you’re a seasoned wine aficionado or just dipping your toes into the world of vino, Lolita’s has the perfect pour for you. Pair your glass with one of their amazing signature charcuterie boards, expertly crafted to complement your chosen wine.
Plus, with a spacious outdoor patio area, you can savor your favorite wine while soaking up the Florida sunshine. Or enjoy your wine indoors with one of the best brunches in St. Pete!
Sauvignon Wine Locker
Sauvignon Wine Locker is not just your average wine bar—it’s a delightful haven for wine enthusiasts and food lovers alike. With an impressive selection of wines to choose from, complemented by delectable Italian cuisine, this spot offers a truly indulgent experience.
From savory charcuterie boards to housemade pasta dishes. If you’re lucky enough to snag a spot on their second-floor balcony, reminiscent of New Orleans, you’re in for a treat with scenic views and a charming ambiance.
Don’t miss out on their epic happy hour deals, available Tuesday through Friday from 4 to 6 pm, offering a generous selection of discounted wines by the glass and a tempting happy hour food menu!
I adore this intimate wine bar in downtown St. Pete. Bar Chinchilla has an eclectic selection of over 50 fine wines from across the globe as well as 8 craft beer taps (and a bottle list) that rotates regularly.
They have happy hour every day (except Mondays when they’re closed) from 4 pm to 7 pm, which grants ½ price on select glasses of wine and $1 off craft drafts.
Bonus! They also do monthly tastings and have a 3 tiered wine club! The wine club is a subscription service where Bar Chinchilla does the work for you and hand-selects your bottles of wine based on your preferences. Several other perks come with the wine club, so be sure to check it out!
I’m normally a white wine drinker, but I had a glass of their San Felo Toscana Sangiovese and it brought me over to the dark side.
Book + Bottle
I have quite the obsession with cute bookshops, and I’m used to them serving coffee, but Book + Bottle takes things next level and pairs an array of literary works with a glass (or bottle) of wine. Why didn’t I think of that?
They also have coffee though, and they are on my list of best coffee shops in St. Pete as well.
This is a really great hangout spot, and I think you’ll enjoy the atmosphere. Make sure to check out their wine club too.
Dracula’s Legacy and Wine Bar & Bistro
At Dracula’s it feels like Halloween year-round, and I’m here for it. This Romanian-European-based wine bar in downtown St. Pete offers a great wine selection of over 100 options.
Taste several wines with one of their wine flights, or sip on one of their $5 house wines. They sometimes offer wine tastings for $20 that include 6 different wines and appetizers.
Come hungry! They have flatbreads and other small bites, and their charcuterie is out of this world.
This is kind of a hidden gem. I honestly didn’t stumble upon it until years after moving here. It’s tucked away in a courtyard area next to the Sundial. There’s often live music in the courtyard too!
Bacchus Wine Bistro
Bacchus has a wine library that has nearly 100 selections from countries such as France, Italy, Spain, and the US.
They have small plates, charcuterie, French eats, and desserts. You can build your own charcuterie board, or dessert board if you have a sweet tooth!
If you enjoy a great happy hour, check them out anytime between 3-6 pm to get $4.50 select wines and small plates.
Other wine bars in St. Pete to check out:
- CellarMasters Wine Bar and Bottle Shop
- MUST Wine Loft
- TRY Wine
Are you ready to experience the best wine bars in St. Petersburg?!
I hope you enjoy sipping your way through these St. Pete wine bars as much as I did! From the cozy ambiance to the exquisite wine selections, each spot offers a unique and unforgettable experience. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or just love to unwind with a glass of vino, St. Pete has you covered. So, here’s to many more wine-filled adventures in the Sunshine City! Cheers!
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