Special Report

The Best Wine Bars in America

Source: Courtesy of LaLou via Yelp

> Location: Brooklyn, New York

This sleek, minimalist bar promotes small biodynamic and natural wine producers, with an eclectic selection from Eastern Europe and more. Several food menus offer lunch, afternoon snacks, and dinner, featuring elegant ingredient-driven fare, and a popular oyster happy hour runs from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.

Source: Courtesy of Kristen E. via Yelp

Le Caviste
> Location: Seattle

This quaint bistro features a selection of French wines and apéritifs, with plenty of organic and sustainable options, as well as French cheeses, charcuterie, fresh crusty breads, and plates of the day such as steak tartare and poisson en papillote (fish baked in parchment). Customers consistently remark on the outstanding food and service.

Source: Courtesy of Left Bank via Facebook

Left Bank
> Location: Seattle

A charming little South Park wine store and bar, Left Bank offers a daily rotating selection of natural wines by the glass, and will also serve any bottle from the shop’s shelves for a $10 corkage fee. Retail wines are extremely affordable, and usually run between $10 and $25 a bottle. Bring your own food or order from a nearby food truck.

Source: Courtesy of Mckenna K. via Yelp

Lucian Books & Wine
> Location: Atlanta

From the inspiring book selection to the luxurious cuisine to the extensive wine list, Lucian Books and Wine offers a sumptuous experience for a lunch or dinner date. Customers rave about the oysters with strawberry mignonette, the crispy polenta with black truffle and parmesan, and the roast duck with romesco, maitake mushrooms, and red wine sauce.

Source: Courtesy of MotorCity Wine via Facebook

MotorCity Wine
> Location: Detroit

A small but lively venue for jazz and soulful house music, MotorCity Wine frequently features DJs and a dancing crowd of music lovers. Along with a great rotating wine selection and charcuterie, there are pop-up food vendors on Sundays, offering Ethiopian, Ghanaian, Filipino, and other world fare.

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