Ana Restaurant at District Winery
Want to unwind with a good glass of wine? The District has you covered with these great wine bars.
Ready for a glass of red? A bottle of white? Maybe some frosé? Us, too. Take your pick of these standout wine bars – where you can have your pick of fantastic bites, too – in Washington, DC.
What could be better than a wine bar, you ask? Having an entire winery in the middle of the buzzworthy Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. District Winery is a 17,000-square-foot winery-restaurant hybrid that pours the only made-in-DC wine: a 2017 dry rosé. Start your wine-filled day with a tour of the on-site facilities, which includes a flight at the tasting bar, before settling down for seasonal new American fare and waterfront views at Ana, the winery’s restaurant.
Want to play bocce while you wine? Of course you do. This popular wine bar on U Street is set in a charming rowhouse and features both a front patio and a rear courtyard with the aforementioned bocce court, in addition to the dining room, bar, and private event space. A seasonally rotating menu offers a broad selection of by-the-glass wine, and on the food front, there’s a nose-to-tail butchery program.
Flight Wine Bar
A stunning circular bar might be the architectural showpiece of this Chinatown spot, but the wine list is pretty special, too. Flight focuses on small, family-owned vineyards, niche varietals and regions and top-quality pours, in a selection that exceeds 500 wines offered by glass, flight, and ounce formats, plus half- and magnum bottles.
Barcelona Wine Bar
A chic indoor-outdoor flow, stylish decor and primo 14th Street location make this restaurant and wine bar a hotspot with the wait to match. While you’re waiting on a table, saddle up to the bar to peruse the list of primarily Spanish and South American tempranillo, garnacha and malbec varietals.
Cork Wine Bar & Market
This petite restaurant, wine bar and market in Logan Circle is a proven winner in a neighborhood of hotspots. The reinvented space that merged Cork's standalone market and restaurant features a downstairs tasting bar and casual eatery, while the upstairs restaurant is home to a killer small-plate menu (the avocado toast is a perennial favorite), the sommelier is exacting and the bartenders are incredibly knowledgeable. Bonus: the redesigned space pays homage to local businesses with handmade tiles from Ann Sacks, glasses from next-door neighbor HomeRule and much more.
The Brookland neighborhood has a new go-to French wine bar in Primrose, straight from the wine-and-design-oriented minds of restaurateur Sebastian Zutant and his wife Lauren Winter. The whimsical bistro greets diners with feathered chandeliers and a baby blue bar boasting 70-plus wines, many from France’s lesser-known regions. Combine the extensive drink list with a small-but-mighty menu of French classics and you have a recipe for the coziest Parisian-inspired evening.
Barkada Wine Bar
This natural wine bar is committed to spotlighting small, under-represented winemakers that produce vintages that are complex in taste, yet affordable in price. The owners bonded over wine and wanted to provide an intimate space where others can do the same with friends old or new, which is reflected in the name as 'Barkada' is a Filipino word meaning 'group of friends'.
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