Wine bars have become very popular in the Washington DC area in recent years. Following are some of the best places in the capital region to enjoy great wine and to learn about vintages from around the world. Many of these restaurants offer excellent food as well.
(Listed in Alphabetical Order)
The Georgetown restaurant offers classic, regional and contemporary French cuisine and an extensive selection of wines.
Located just south of the U Street Corridor, Cork offers more than 50 wines by the glass and 160 bottles from small producers around the world. Wine tastings and special events are available.
The hotel wine bar offers a wide selection of wines by the glass and bottle.
Flight Wine Bar
Located in Chinatown, the wine bar offers a menu of more than 460 wines. Wines can be paired with the seasonal dinner menu that features the freshest ingredients including house-made pastas, premium fish and meat.
The European style cafe focuses on combining food and wine at a reasonable price. Outdoor dining is available during the warmer months of the year.
The wine bar offers 30 wines by the glass and 300 by the bottle. Small plates complement the wines. The cozy atmosphere makes this a great destination for a romantic event or an intimate gathering with friends.
The wine lounge at the French restaurant in Friendship Heights is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and offers a variety of wines and silent films.
The popular restaurant highlights local and regional ingredients and pairs them with the best American and Italian wines.
The Tasting Room brings the wines of the Boxwood Estate Winery in Middleburg, VA to National Harbor, Chevy Chase, and Reston Town Center. The locations are available for private parties and special events.
The Mediterranean restaurant and wine bar, Located in Dupont Circle, is a neighborhood favorite for food and drinks.
While the focus is on wine, the menu includes a variety of small plates and a full bar, including cocktails and beer. Vinoteca also holds educational wine tastings and classes led by local wine experts.
The wine shops offer tastings and casual menus of salads, sandwiches and cheese plates. Outdoor patios are available when weather permits.