What better way to pair a delicious New Orleans dish than with a glass of scrumptious wine? And you’ve got plenty of options since the city’s bars are as diverse as the vino they serve. While some cater to orthodox winos, other bars like Bacchanal Wine in the Bywater serve up a hipster’s paradise of unconventional vintages in a backyard setting. If you’d rather a fine dining experience, then Grapevine Bar & Bistro in the French Quarter is a hidden gem that locals frequent on weeknights and special occasions alike.
Whether you choose the well-beaten path or the road less traveled, wine bars offer a spirited way to explore a city. So, get your taste buds ready because you are in for a treat! Here’s a list of spots to get you started.
1. Bacchanal Wine
Bywater | 600 Poland Ave.
2. The Tasting Room
Lower Garden District | 1906 Magazine St
3. Grapevine Bar & Bistro
French Quarter | 720 Orleans Ave
4. Wine Institute of New Orleans (WINO)
Warehouse District | 610 Tchoupitoulas St
5. Swirl Wine Bar & Market
Mid-City | 3143 Ponce de Leon St
6. Sentiments Wine & Cheese Dive
Bywater | 2601 Chartres St
7. Pearl Wine Company
Mid-City | 3700 Orleans Ave
8. The Delachaise
Touro | 3442 St. Charles Ave
9. Square Root
Lower Garden District | 1800 Magazine St