A wine bar is the perfect location for many different occasions. It can be the perfect place for a solo meal, a date night with someone special, a business meeting, or anything in between. If you are in the Phoenix area and looking for a wine bar, check out our favorites below.
Scapegoat Beer & Wine
Scapegoat Beer & Wine is an intimate spot where guests can enjoy some peace and quiet in the middle of the busy Old Town Scottsdale scene. Visitors will appreciate the concise menu that only features beer, wine, and small bites, while true wine lovers will appreciate the variety. Expect glasses from all over the globe, including options from New Mexico to New Zealand. Prices are reasonable, too. During our recent visit, the most expensive glass of wine rang in at just $14. Best of all, you can pair your wine with fare from a menu curated by Crudo and Okra Chef Cullen Campbell. It’s dominated by rich small plates such as a croque monsieur and briny, lemony house-made olives.
Part wine bar and part retail shop, Central Wine is a modern, warm, and inviting spot that offers just a touch of whimsy. Look for a marble bar, gray tiles, and bottles organized in a shelf on the back wall. Each diner or drinker will get a bowl of popcorn with his or her order, and guests can choose from a list of beer, sparkling, white, or red wines to pair with traditional charcuterie boards featuring meat and cheese. But this isn’t exclusively a watering hole. The Central Wine menu also features espresso drinks for those who want a good cup of joe and a charming setting in which to enjoy it.
Postino Wine Bar
With a half-dozen locations around metro Phoenix, Postino Wine Cafe has created a veritable wine-bar empire in the Valley. And even though each of the six Arizona locations has its charms, we’re partial to the Tempe outpost. Maybe it’s the spacious outdoor patio or the quirky decor, brick wall, and bookcases inside, but there’s something about the Arizona State University-adjacent spot that makes us swoon. Expect to see students, colleagues enjoying after-work drinks, singles, and even families dining. And if you’re sitting outside on the patio, you can watch students whiz by on bikes or skateboards on College Avenue.