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Saint Paul’s 10 Best Wine Bars

Saint Paul’s 10 Best Wine Bars

Have a glass and stay awhile. There's no reason to leave these Saint Paul wine bars.

It’s worth mentioning that all of these wine bars are known for some of the best food in Saint Paul, too, so these recommendations double as awesome date nights.

1. Solo Vino Wines

OK, so this isn’t a wine bar, but owner Chuck Kasinski offers some great tastings at his Cathedral Hill wine shop, Solo Vino Wines, while customers browse the options. If you find a wine you like at one of the following bars, then you’ll probably find the bottle or a similar profile at Solo Vino.

2. W.A. Frost

If you want a great glass of wine in a classic Saint Paul spot, head to W.A. Frost in Cathedral Hill. The wine cellar boasts one of the most robust wine lists available in the Twin Cities, and we recommend asking for any current wine flight with the food pairing.

3. Cafe Latte

Everyone in Saint Paul knows that the food—especially the desserts—at Cafe Latte is a casual dining staple in Saint Paul (we’re looking at you, turtle cake). That doesn’t mean that you should overlook the wine and pizza bar in back, though. After 5 p.m. each night and all day on Saturdays, relax with a glass of wine and enjoy Grand Avenue.

4. Ngon Vietnamese Bistro

Hello, happy hour. Ngon Vietnamese Bistro’s wine selections focus on bottles from sustainable, organic farms, and the handcrafted cocktails shouldn’t be ignored either. The happy hour prices (afternoon and late-night) really seal the deal. 

5. Pazzaluna

As a winner of countless Wine Spectator Awards, Pazzaluna is an obvious choice if you’re looking for a wine bar downtown—especially before or after an event at Xcel Energy Center or The Ordway.

6. Luci Ancora

Be inspired by the wine and food of Naples when you visit Luci Ancora. Every evening, this Highland Park wine bar creates four foods unique to the menu that night, and a $25 date night tasting menu on Tuesdays and Thursdays is the best way to experience what this restaurant has to offer.

7. Meritage

Meritage is arguably one of the best restaurants in the metro area, and French cuisine usually goes best with French wine. Reservations are always recommended at Meritage, unless you’d like to try your luck on getting a seat on the terrace or at the oyster bar.

8. Joan’s in the Park

When you want to feel classy at a reasonable price, head to Joan’s in the Park. It’s known for incredible locally-sourced food with a wine selection focused on affordable American varieties.

9. Spring Cafe

Fancy a glass of wine as you’re looking out the lake? Sign us up. Como Pavilion's new Spring Cafe serves up wine with a side of great food, lakeside views and live music every night of the week.

10. Herbie's on the Park

Named after Saint Paul's hockey legend Herb Brook, Herbie's on the Park has a strange way of feeling upscale while welcoming wily hockey fans. 

Where would you send a visitor for a glass of wine in Saint Paul? Let us know on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #MYSAINTPAUL!

Luci Ancora Restaurants/Dining Luci Ancora
Cafe Latte Restaurants/Dining Cafe Latte
W.A. Frost Restaurants/Dining W.A. Frost
Ngon Vietnamese Bistro Restaurants/Dining Ngon Vietnamese Bistro
Meritage Restaurants/Dining Meritage
Joan’s in the Park Restaurants/Dining Joan’s In The Park
Herbie’s on the Park Restaurants/Dining Herbie’s On The Park