Twin Cities: Where to Go When You Want to 'Wine'

Along with vibrant dining scenes, the Twin Cities offer serval wine bar options
Staff Writer

Erica Rivera

Wine bars are easily found throughout the Twin Cities.

Twin Cities residents have no cause for complaint; there are plenty of places to "wine" on both sides of the river. Whether you're looking for a romantic venue in which to sip with your sweetheart, a casual neighborhood place to tip one back before a movie, or a happening Uptown spot that includes pheromones alongside your vino, we've got your number. Now all you have to do is pick the year of the bottle! Cheers!

Beajuo's Wine Bar and Bistro: Situated in the 50th and France neighborhood, this ritzy wine bar offers more than 30 wines, plus an extensive selection of cheeses, pâtés and spreads for an all-around elegant experience.

Bev's Wine Bar: With views of the downtown skyline, this long-standing Twin Cities venue is perfect for those wishing to enjoy their drinks away from the young, loud bar scene.

Bin on the Park: Bin is just what Lowertown needed to up its sexiness and sophistication quotient. Boasting "poetry served by the glass," Bin is a must-visit for those who love wine.

Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar: If you like your bars laid-back, Black Dog will be your new best friend. With menus written on chalkboards and live music on most nights, this venue is a casual respite from the busyness of downtown St. Paul.

Lucia's Wine Bar: Tucked into the heart of Uptown, Lucia's is the place to see and be seen — as well as savor. Aside from the trendy location and cozy ambiance, Lucia’s offers seasonal, high-quality eats to accompany whatever bottle strikes your fancy.

Kings Wine Bar: For the sophisticated hipster, this intimate one-room wine bar is the place to sip with your sweetie at a window-side table or to chat up one of the attractive singles bound to be mid-tasting at the bar.

Riverview Wine Bar: This humble neighborhood bistro has been part of the Longfellow community for years. Their global selection is best experienced on the patio during sunnier months.

Spill the Wine: For the worldly wine connoisseur, this Warehouse District watering hole is a dream destination. With more than 100 wines to choose from, you won’t leave disappointed.

Erica Rivera is the author of the memoir "Insatiable" and the e-cookbook "Man Eater." She is the co-owner of the Twin Cities mobile bakery MILF and Cookies and blogs at


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