The best wine bars in Miami

Our favorite places to drink wine and have great snacks

May
14
2024

Keep this guide handy for when looking for the best wine bars in Miami.  

If you like good wine then this guide is for you. These are the places in Miami where we love to drink wine. You won’t feel intimidated at these wine bars…estas en tu casa.

Here they will keep it real when you ask for recommendations and we love that they support small, independent winemakers. Come try different varieties by the glass and learn more about wine.

SOSPIRO NATURAL WINE BAR


Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Address: 2626 Ponce de Leon

Cuisine:
Mediterranean
Good for: date night, drinks and bites with friends

Sospiro is the newest wine bar to arrive in Coral Gables, popping open its doors in 2023. It’s your go-to hang whether you’re catching up with the girls or cozying up on a date night. Inside feels like stumbling upon a Milan or NYC hideaway, with a mishmash of comfy furniture and quirky décor – think floral sofas and a brick wall decked out with portraits and trinkets that probably have some wild stories behind them. And when the weather is nice,  head outside, under those twinkling string lights.

Sospiro’s not just about the vibes, though – they’ve got Happy Hour, approachable wine flight deals, monthly tastings, and a menu of Mediterranean and Italian dishes covering pizza, pasta, and a charcuterie & cheese section.

BOCADORO AT CAFÉ DU BEY


Neighborhood: South Beach
Address: Inside Café du Bey, 1330 18th St
Cuisine: Mediterranean tapas
Good for: eating alone, working, date night, budget friendly

Bocadoro, our favorite spot for Spanish-style sandwiches has found a new home in Sunset Harbor. They’re popping up in the cutest little storefront called Cafe Dubey. Think of a tiny tea garden with quality wine, delicious cocktails, premium coffee, and tapas with the best Spanish ingredients you can source in Miami. They are open daily from 9 AM to 4 PM Thursday to Saturday for coffee (and sandwiches starting at 11 AM). If you’re looking to stop by in the evening they are open from 6 PM til 10 PM on Thursday – Saturday. It’s a great spot to sit outside and work from during the day. At night, we’d bring a date here or your bestie for some real good chisme. After 6 PM, you’re getting an elevated and fun tapas experience inspired by Salvador Dalí where they’re making magia out of the smallest kitchen space.

You need to get the Gilda CantabricaBoquerones en Verrmouth served with pan de cristal, La Tramposa, toasted brioche bite with Cantabrian anchovy & stracciatella, and the Summer in Cadaques, and yes, these potato chips with jamon iberico & Stracciatella will take you to Girona. All their sandwiches are so good, but our favorites are El Tonato with roast beef, tonato sauce, and arugula; and El Padrino with jamon iberico, Stracciatella, and basil emulsion.

The Bocadoro team at Cafe Dubey is always doing fun things so follow their IG account HERE to stay updated.

BARCELONA WINE BAR


Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 310 NW 25th St
Cuisine: Spanish, Mediterranean, South American influences, tapas, wine bar
Good for: birthdays, date night, drinks and bites, dinner with friends, eating at the bar

If you went to college or have spent some time as a young professional in our nation’s capital then you’ve been to Barcelona Wine Bar. Our friends that lived in D.C. can’t shut up about it. And now that they’ve opened up a location in Miami, we decided to venture off into the wild world of Wynwood to check it out.

At Barcelona Wine Bar, you won’t feel like you’re in Wynwood, and we mean that in a good way. Sure, there’s a great Mural by Patrick Church by the name of Dearest Boy on the exterior of the building. But, once you step inside, it’s giving: moody tapas bar with wood finishes. Bring a group of friends, cool clients that want to go to Wynwood, or a date to Barcelona Wine Bar. You’re going to sit at the bar for happy hour or order off the full menu. Their kind staff is happy to uncork any bottle of wine, helping you discover the precise flavor profile you want to sip.

The menu features Spanish tapas with Mediterranean and South American influences. We’d kick off the evening with their charcuterie and cheese deal. For $19.50 pick your favorite three. We love the six-month Aged Manchego, the soft Tetilla from Galicia, and the Mahon from Islas Baleares that has been aged four months. Or if you’re looking for something bigger for $26 go for the Aperitivo Board with Jamón Serrano, Fuet, Mahón, Drunken Goat, Pickled Vegetables, Olives, Pickled Guindilla, and Patatas Bravas. Additionally, on happy hour, you have 50% off all bottles of sparkling wine, and $7 gimlets, dirty martinis, and espresso martinis. Happy Hour also includes Potato Chips & Lomo Iberico; a Montadito with housemade ricotta, and Orange Mermelada; and a Gilda with boquerones, Guindilla Peppers, and olives. Oh and for a plot twist, their tortilla is served with a chive sour cream.

LAGNIAPPE HOUSE


Neighborhood: Midtown 
Address: 
3425 NE 2nd Ave
Cuisine: American, charcuterie, tapas
Good for:
big groups, birthdays, budget-friendly, date night, outdoor seating, live music

If you’re looking for a spot that can easily be subtly romantic and good for big groups at the same time, then Lagniappe is where you’re going.

Expect a huge backyard with pieces of furniture that have probably been found at yard sales or are hand-me-downs from abuelita. Lagniappe is versatile and it’s a solid choice for outdoor drinking wine and beer. It’s counter service with a basic food menu that includes cheese, charcuterie, plus grilled meats and veggies. We’ve gone during the week and on the weekends, and there are always people here. The vibe will add to your big group energy and/or make your date more relaxed. It’s also open every day from 6 PM – 2 AM.

 

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HAPPY WINE


Neighborhood: 
Address: 5792 SW 8th St
Cuisine: Spanish, tapas
Good for: happy hour, budget friendly, live music, big groups, birthdays, drinks and bites, dinner with friends

If you’re looking for a literal seated party or a wine bar to cheer you up, run to Happy Wine in Calle Ocho. This place is special. The team will chat you up like they’re your best friend and will jokingly give you a hard time if it’s your first time at Happy Wine.

This spot is for viejos who are young at heart, for co-workers who want to vent about their boss, for you and your partner who want to let loose during happy hour, and for a group of friends who are celebrating something.

Essentially it’s a store covered with wines from all over the world with sticker prices on yellow post-its and smack in the center, they have high-top tables where guests get to drink all the wine and enjoy some Spanish tapas.

It’s fabulous, it’s chaos, and we are here for it. Happy Hour is available from Tuesday to Thursday from 4 PM to 7 PM serving vermouth, draft beer, sangria, and wines by the glass. If you’re into bubbles they have a really great deal.

You’re on the clock and it’s Moet Chandon. For $5 from 5 PM to 6 PM your glass of Moet is $5, from 6 PM to 7 PM your glass is $6, and so on until 9 PM. Yup, that last glass of bubbles will be $8.

If you’ll be drinking please make sure to eat something. Croquetas de jamon and tortilla Española are on happy hour. Off the happy hour menu, we recommend the crispy and warm Manchego and Chorizo Cantimpalo Panini. Oh and one last thing, loud and live music is available from Tuesday to Sunday starting at 7 PM.

BUNBURY


Neighborhood: Downtown
Address: 55 NE 14th St
Cuisine: Argentinean
Good for: birthdays, big groups, drinks and bites, date night, dinner with friends, baby approved

Bunbury is an Argentinian restaurant and wine bar located in Downtown that has been around for 10 years. It’s the type of place that pretty much works for every occasion. Whether you want to celebrate a birthday with a large group, go on a date, or have a family lunch (yes it’s baby approved too). They also have occasional live music and an area where you can host private events, or soccer game watch parties (think: Copa America).

The dining room is dimly lit and located behind a sliding bookshelf giving the space a speakeasy vibe. This a classic Argentinian spot for picaditas like a charcuterie board and hand-cut empanadas including the Empanada Bunbury with prosciutto and mushroom; Spinach Zucchini Parmesan; and Braised Lamb with Mozzarella. Or you can go for the Homemade Sorrentinos with Estofado and the Tablita Malbec, with flap steak, Argentinian sausage, marinated eggplants, tomato confit, and homemade chimichurri.

NIU WINE


Neighborhood: Downtown
Address: 
134 NE 2nd Ave
Cuisine:
Spanish, tapas
Good for: date night, drinks and bites, with friends

NIU Wine is a true wine bar that will make you feel like you’re in Europe, except you’re actually in Downtown. Here they will open up any bottle and serve you by the glass. The wine selections are beautiful, the tapas are yummy and the playlist is on point.

The small menu of dishes includes Anchovies with smoked butter, Little Bravas with aioli and spicy sofrito, Oysters, and Deep-Fried Brie. The average glass of wine is $12 and we’d plan to be here for hours with someone that can carry a good conversation.

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VINYA TABLE


Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Address266 Miracle Mile
Cuisine: American, charcuterie, cheese, pasta
Good for: happy hour, birthdays, clients, with friends

Looking for a wine bar and restaurant with happy hour? Sit at the bar or lounge at Vinya located on Miracle Mile any day from 3 PM – 6 PM. Snacks on the happy hour menu include Oysters with a rose-cucumber mignonette, Grilled Artichokes with spicy tzatziki, and an Anchovy Toast with orange honey butter. We recommend stopping by here after work for a wine night out, and some cheese/charcuterie vibes.

 

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MARGOT NATURAL WINE BAR


Neighborhood: Downtown
Address: 21 SE 2nd Ave
Cuisine: Mediterranean, tapas
Good for: date night, drinks and bites, with friends

Located in the Ingraham Building in Downtown Miami, the cozy bar by the Bar Lab team offers a modern and fresh take on the classic wine bar, with a focus on natural wines changing daily and low ABV cocktails such as amaro, aperitifs, and vermouths.

We love a bar that pays attention to their playlist so be ready to listen to contemporary and classic R&B, soul, and funk from predominantly female artists on a vintage sound system.

Their food menu was created by Chef Jimmy Lebron who is also the executive chef of 27 and Broken Shaker. Expect a limited menu that includes salmon crudo; Smashed English Pea and Tahini, Tinned Fish, and a Grilled Cheese with gruyere & white cheddar. Margot Wine Bar is open 5 PM – 12 AM Sunday – Thursday, and 5 PM – 1 AM Friday and Saturday.

RUKA WINEWOOD


Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 51 NE 24th St Unit 104
Cuisine: Mediterranean, tapas, cheese, charcuterie
Good for: birthdays, date night, eating alone, drinks and bites, outdoor seating, with friends, eating at the bar
Note: temporarily closed

Located on 24th Street, we found a great spot to drink some wine. Ruka Winewood, is another place that makes us feel like we weren’t in Wynwood anymore. Currently, they are temporarily closed. However, they’ll be back in June in the ERA Fit building.

If it’s nice outside, you’re going to want to sit on their patio. However, we love the unpretentious vibe inside. They have a small area with sofas for a group or bar seating if you’re going with one other person.

They have a rotating selection of wine by the glass for $10 each. Also, you need to try their limited menu of snacks. Make sure to get their Chipa which are yucca cheese puffs from Argentina and their Artisan Charcuterie sourced from Tempesta Salumi, a family-owned Chicago salumeria. Everything is made with 100% Berkshire Pork from Midwest farms. Also don’t skip their Wagyu Pastrami Sliders.

 

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SOBREMESA


Neighborhood: Miami Shores
Address: 170 NE 96th St
Cuisine: Wine shop
Good for: date night, with friends, drinks and bites

So Sobremesa is technically not a wine bar. It’s a neighborhood wine shop that sells pantry items you’ll want to buy for your house or if someone invites you over and you’re bringing snacks. Think imported specialty chips from Spain and tinned fish from Portugal. However, we included them in this list because they often host intimate and chill wine tastings at their store. For $25 they’ll pour 4 wines for you to try. They’ll also do one-off pop-ups with local chefs and pasta nights, of course, all paired with delicious wines.

 

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THE WINE BAR AT FLOUR & WEIRDOUGHS


Neighborhood: Key Biscayne
Address: 19 Harbor Dr
Cuisine: Argentinian, tapas
Good for:  big groups, birthdays, date night, eating alone, eating at the bar, with friends
Note: closed for the summer

Flour and Weirdoughs, a rustic bakery in Key Biscayne has a wine bar at night. Currently, they’re closed for the summer. They’ll be back in October from Thursday-Saturday, 5 PM to 10:30 PM. It’s super informal, cozy, and great for a laid-back hang.

However, you can still enjoy their wines during brunch from Thursday – Sunday from 11 AM to 2 PM. They’re making Handmade PastaShokupan Garlic Rolls, and the best Pub Burger we’ve had in recent times. And let me tell you that a homemade bun makes a difference.

You can also stop by and get a reasonably priced bottle of wine. We’re talking $40 per bottle on the lower end.

JULIA & HENRY’S


Neighborhood: Downtown
Address: 200 E Flagler St
Cuisine: Food hall
Good for: eating alone, eating at the bar, with friends, drinks and bites

Karina Iglesias, pioneer of the natural wine movement in Miami is back in Downtown. She’s joined forces with the newest multi-level food hall concept, Julia and Henry’s to create La Época. This wine bar features bio-dynamic wines from small vineyards that will rotate every week. Stop by when looking for a spot to casually drink some amazing vino in Downtown.

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