Central Bottle Wine + Provisions

Wine Shop, Wine Bar
196 Massachusetts Ave (Albany St)
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 225-0040


  • I have heard this is great - finally an alternative to Whole Foods and Libby's. Can't wait to try it.
  • Stylish and well curated wine / beer / provisions shop in Central Square. Give them 24 hours notice and you can rent an expertly-stocked picnic basket. And do not miss the Mast Brothers chocolate bars
  • for lunch, get a slice of their pt and a small baguette. ~$8
  • If youth need a recommendation don't hesitate to ask! They've never suggested anything I don't like
  • Wine tastings on Thursday nights... YES.
  • Usually have some free samples out. Good beer too.
  • Expensive but pretty awesome. Solid wine selection although the markup is higher than most places
  • Great selection of wine and knowledge to explain it. Also lots of excellent beers.
  • The picnic basket ROCKS! Everything u need for a great afternoon including cheeses, meats, jams, olives, bread, btld water, and wine or beer all packed into a basket with everything you need. Do it!
  • (Best of Boston 2013-WINE/ LIQUOR STORE) Improper Bostonian says, "If the folks look familiar at this favorite spot for post-work wine runs, it's because owners are masterminds."
  • Chris really recommends Central Bottle Wine + Provisions, check out his Favecast about it here- http://www.favecast.com/347DeLPYZ8
  • Great service! Nice selection of wine and cheese.
  • They carry Velvet Falernum, essential for Tiki drinks.
  • go on thursday for wine bar-- can buy by the glass or a flight, and usually have some tasty food/accompaniments too. love this place.
  • my favorite wine/beer store, ever. no question. thursday wine bar is def worth it, as is friday 5pm tastings. they usually have cheese + breads to sample too. love this place.
  • Thursday wine bar is one of the best first dates in the world. There's an easy exit or so many next steps in the neighborhood.
  • Make sure to get the low down on the event schedule! Also try the chicheta (sp?) appetizers!!

Nearby places

190 Massachusetts Ave (at Albany St)
350 Massachusetts Ave. (at Sidney St.)
321 Massachusetts Ave (at Blanche St.)