Your first thought when you hear St. Louis may not be wine. But this list is here to persuade you.
Whether you’re in the city to view The Gateway Arch or just looking for a new place to enjoy a glass of wine, we have a few places you can’t miss out on.
The Best Wine Bars in St Louis
Bocci Wine + Tapas Bar
This bar dedicates itself to serving wine the right way and at the proper temperature. You’ll find whites at 40 degrees and reds around 54 degrees.
The wine is served out of kegs which allows for a steady stream of nitrogen to keep the wine as fresh as a newly opened bottle.
The menu is focused on local farm to table, and there’s a monthly featured flight to try. Bocci’s rotating options will keep you coming back for more.
- Location: 16 North Central Ave, Clayton, MO 63105
Bridge Taphouse & Wine Bar
Wine selections at Bridge include over 100 bottles and around 20 by-the-glass options.
Their flights typically highlight a certain grape varietal or single vineyard from around the world. Their food menu includes local fare that rotates seasonally.
And in case wine isn’t for everyone in your group, they also provide over 55 beers on tap. Be sure to stop in and try the featured flight of the month.
- Location: 1004 Locust St, St. Louis, MO 63101
Grafted Wine Bar and Lounge
Located inside a historic mansion, you’ll have the opportunity to taste wines from regions all around the world.
The on-site owner is often happy to guide your tasting experience and introduce you to a twist on your favorite styles.
The location itself is an adventure with the Old World room, which highlights the mansion’s history. You’ll also want to check out the New Room, which is decorated in a more contemporary style complemented with bright pop art.
It’s a can’t miss location just outside St. Louis.
- Location: 310 E Washington St, Belleville, MO 62220
Grand Spirits Bottle Co.
Dedicated to finding each customer the perfect wine or spirit, the owner Michael Fricker is there to push you in the right direction and offers samples of any and everything they have on display.
The display, by the way, consists of floor-to-ceiling racks. All the wine selections are natural, with an emphasis on avoiding producers who use pesticides or herbicides.
Rotating seasonal small plates are available, or just grab a bottle to enjoy later on. Either way, you won’t regret stopping at Grand Spirits.
- Location: 3194 S Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63118
Located inside a renovated gas station from the 1930s, Olio’s atmosphere draws inspiration from the Bohemian scene in Tel Aviv.
You’ll find the food also represents the Mediterranean and Middle-eastern regions.
The bar is full of classic cocktails with a twist and, of course, impressive wine selections by glass or bottle.
They try to keep the list tight yet expressive. It includes both domestic and European options.
- Location: 1634 Tower Grove Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110
Pagen Wine Bar
If you’re looking for a fun, quirky place to grab a drink, this is the spot.
The feel is unconventional with wacky decor. Though the bar is small, it’s cozy and not cramped. Around a dozen, wines are available, with more red than white options.
You’ll find all sorts of wine drinkers, which make it a fun atmosphere no matter your experience. You won’t find another wine bar like this.
- Location: 239 Euclid, St. Louis, MO 63108
Robust Wine Bar
In what can be considered a true tapas bar, you’ll find small plates paired with wine flights.
Wines are separated on the menu by simple yet distinct descriptors like “crisp” or “luscious.”
It includes two pages of reds, whites, bubbles, and rose. For a snack, there are selections, including charcuterie boards, flatbreads, and shareables.
It might just be your new favorite location for a night out.
- Location: 227 W Lockwood Ave, Webster Groves, MO 63119
Sasha’s Wine Bar
If you’re looking for a home away from home to divulge in wine, this is the place to be. You’ll find the atmosphere comfortable and cozy.
The wine list is extensive, to say the least, and represents a variety of styles and regions.
They even offer non-alcoholic wine options. There are two food menus for dinner and brunch.
Sasha’s offers a relaxing environment to hang out with friends, enjoy some wine, and nosh on delicious food.
- Location: 706 DeMun Ave, Clayton, MO 63105
A wine bar focusing on highlighting natural wines. The space itself is bright, and the patio creates a homey feel, like being in your own yard.
They strive to run a space comfortable for any level wine drinker, and that allows for the exploration of natural wines.
There are 12 to try by the glass and over 30 bottles for purchase. You’ll find red, white, rose, and orange varieties. One stop in and ‘Ssippi will quickly become a new favorite.
- Location: 2926 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118
33 Wine Shop and Bar
This is the perfect spot for your next date night. The atmosphere is relaxed, with dim lighting and a considerable wine list.
You’ll also find a bottle shop where you can purchase a few to bring home. Options highlight France, Spain, Germany, and California.
The service is lowkey, but the staff are there to make recommendations and share knowledge. And if you’re interested in expanding your own wine expertise, they offer classes.
- Location: 1913 Park Ave, St. Louis, MO 63104
As you can tell, St. Louis has some great opportunities to both learn about and enjoy wine.
Whether you’re into quirky or classic, the selections at any of these spots are sure to convince you that the wine scene in this riverfront city is something it should be known for.