Wine Bars 2.0
The New Tasting Rooms
These unconventional wine bars appeal to connoisseurs of all kinds, from beer geeks to artisanal-cheese fanatics to book lovers.
Bouley Bakery. Photo © Nicole Bartelme.
This hip new bar puts equal emphasis on small-production beers and wines.
Iowa City: Prairie Lights
A favorite of David Sedaris's, this cult bookstore added a wine bar to pay homage to a literary society that drank there in the 1930s.
New York: By the Ounce at Bouley Bakery
David Bouley now turns his stellar bakery into a wine bar at night, with pours in amounts as small as an ounce. To eat: a great cheese selection.
Seattle: Fonté Cafe and Wine Bar
This excellent micro-roaster's first café serves flights of rare coffees, as well as wines selected by former Herbfarm sommelier Tysan Dutta.
Where to Get Wine on Tap
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Atlanta: Two Urban Licks
The restaurant stores its entire list of more than 40 American wines in stainless steel kegs.
Los Angeles: Father's Office
Sang Yoon sells both wine and beer on draft at the Culver City branch of his beer-centric bar and restaurant.
Oakland, CA: Chop Bar
The eco-conscious new Jack London Square restaurant serves more than half of its locally driven wine list from kegs.
San Francisco: Frances
Melissa Perello's new restaurant sells two house wines on tap, custom-blended by California's Core Wine Company.