Utah is recently becoming more known for its gorgeous views, and Salt Lake City is only miles away from stunning national parks.
But something the city is lesser known for is its wine. Here are the 10 best places to sip on a glass or two in the capital of Utah.
The Best Wine Bars in Salt Lake City
BTG Wine Bar
This wine bar is full of upscale vintage flare, starting with the antique awning at the front door.
Once inside, you’ll find moody decor, bold wallpaper, and dim lighting to set the mood.
Once you cozy up to the bar or find a cushioned armchair, you can browse through 75 wines available by the glass. In case you can’t decide, they have over 20 flight options to create your own tasting.
Their food menu contains small bites and desserts, making this the perfect place to start or end your night out. You won’t regret a trip to BTG.
- Location: 404 S W Temple Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Attached to BTG Wine Bar is Caffe Molise. In fact, it’s right upstairs. Here you’ll find more of a fine dining experience in which to enjoy a glass or bottle of wine.
The cuisine features fresh Italian dishes sourced from local and specialty ingredients.
Plus, you’ll be able to enjoy any of the delicious award-winning wine options from BTG downstairs.
They’ve added seasonal patio seating, so when the weather is nice, you can enjoy dinner and wine on their garden patio.
- Location: 404 S W Temple Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
This wine bar doubles as working space during the day for a digital marketing & creative company.
They strive to pay homage to winemaking in its purest form, and the wine list reflects that.
You’ll find rotating selections of wines by the glass, along with 50+ bottle options to choose from.
If you need help deciding, the friendly staff is always available to help.
The brick facade and cushioned leather chairs create a comfortable environment to sip your way through their menu.
The next time you’re thinking about after-hours drinks, stop into Casot.
- Location: 1508 S 1500 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Christopher’s Prime + Sonoma Wine Bar
Steak and wine is a classic cuisine pairing. That’s exactly what you’ll find at this full-service wine bar and restaurant.
Originally opened in 1995, the Sonoma Wine Bar was added in 2018 to complement and pair with the steakhouse.
Its feel is a little more casual than the steakhouse for an approachable space to enjoy and experience new wine.
Most options on the list are available by either glass or bottle, with a select few available only by bottle.
You’ll taste the best of California, Italy, and even places like New Zealand and South Africa. The perfect date night is waiting for you at Sonoma Wine Bar.
- Location: 110 W Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
This award-winning wine bar and deli serve up seasonal and inspiring dishes to pair with a highly curated wine list.
In-house sommelier Dean Pierose works with Chef Joey Ferran to create an unforgettable meal and experience.
You can choose from their flights which explore a variety of whites, reds, french, and old-world wines.
Or pick from over 50 options by glass or bottle to enjoy. You’ll have your pick of wines from growing regions all across the world.
Cucina is a one-of-a-kind experience and one that can’t be missed.
- Location: 1026 2nd Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
This bar strives to fill a niche that didn’t exist in the city before its conception. Carefully crafted cocktails alongside an extensive wine list fill their menu.
They use only the freshest ingredients and are locally sourced whenever possible.
There are actually two separate bar areas, each creating its own memorable experience.
When it comes to wine, you’ll find over 100 options, most of them lined along the wall behind the bar.
The selections rotate seasonally, and you’ll find regions from all over the world represented. You won’t forget a trip to Lake Effect.
- Location: 155 W 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
PAGO at 9th & 9th
Local, fresh, and sustainable is the motto of Pago. This transitions over to the wines they serve.
You’ll find a selection of the owner’s favorites from around the world, highlighting some of the best natural and sustainable wines.
This small casual space creates a fun spot for a date night or to explore new wines with a friend.
Seasonally you can find additional seating on their patio to enjoy the nicer weather.
You’ll have quite a few options to choose from, by the glass or purchase a bottle. You won’t be disappointed in a trip to PAGO.
- Location: 878 S 900 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
The Red Door
This bar may not focus on wine, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a great wine list.
This hidden gem for wine drinkers, The Red Door specializes in alcohol of all kinds, including spirits, beer, and crafted cocktails.
While the list may not be as extensive as others on this list, it’s notable because of its great affordable selections for the more casual wine drinker.
You can purchase a handful of the selections by the glass, or they have a larger selection of bottles available for purchase as well.
Growing regions from around the world are represented too. Grab a group of friends and spend the night out drinking wine at The Red Door.
- Location: 57 W 200 S #120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Stanza Italian Bistro + Wine
Be transported to Italy without ever having to leave Utah. Here you’ll find a menu inspired by traditional Italian cuisine.
Nibble on small plates or go for a full meal, either way, they have a wine that will pair perfectly.
Build your own tasting with selections available in 2.5 oz pours. If you decide you like something, upgrade to a full glass, or purchase the bottle to take home with you.
While the focus is Italian-born wines, you’ll find options from growing regions around the world, along with some from here in the States.
Enjoy a true taste of Italy right in Salt Lake City.
- Location: 454 E 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
In a cozy atmosphere, you’ll find coffee, small bites, and of course, wine. You’ll find a diverse wine list full of hand-selected options.
When you’re looking to create your own wine pairing, you’ll want to check out TAPPO. The small plates they build are designed to complement the wines they serve.
Speaking of, you can choose wines by the glass or take a bottle home if you decide to.
The perfect spot for date night, the small interior is intimate without being cramped. Plus, they have a cute patio with string lights made for sipping under the stars.
- Location: 565 E 2100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Take a break from the hiking and exploring of Utah’s capital city to unwind with a glass of wine.
At any of these great wine bars, you’re sure to have a great experience and taste of Salt Lake City.