10 Fantastic Wine Bars
Stop by for happy hour and try a new varietal. The vino is flowing.
Wine bars offer the perfect setting for unwinding with friends and perhaps trying a new grape or blend beyond your usual go-to’s. Some local spots are small and intimate, while others have expansive by-the-bottle lists and even make it easy for you bring a new favorite find home. Here are 10 area wine bars worth discovering (if you aren’t a regular already).
The wine bar in the Tysons Corner Ritz-Carlton lives up to its luxurious surroundings, but also offers a generous happy hour with several wine specials (and parmesan-garlic fries) for $5 from 2-6 p.m., Monday through Thursday. In addition to the more than 50 wines by the glass, Entyse also serves rare wines by the small pour, giving guests the opportunity to taste wine—including a Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon and Rochioli Pinot Noir—that, when sold by the bottle, would ring up at hundreds of dollars. Several of these wines area also available as a flight of 2 oz. pours during happy hour. //The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean