Whether you prefer wines of the European variety or a selection from your own backyard, Kentucky’s wine bars bring the best to the table. It doesn’t matter if you’re a wine connoisseur or you’re just trying it for the first time, the great wine bars of Kentucky provide top quality and unique selections. Here are the 10 best in the state.
Casual elegance is what you can expect at Brix Wine Bar & Bistro in Louisville, Kentucky. A great place to meet friends or take a date, this premier establishment has Happy Hour Tuesday through Friday with all wines half-price by the glass and $5 craft beers. Highly recommended for the great atmosphere and good food, Brix’ menu includes appetizers, salads, and entrees like brie encroute, Greek and Caesar salads, chicken carbonara, and grilled bison burgers. Open every day except Monday.
If you’re looking for a great restaurant with a casual atmosphere and superb food, CRU Food & Wine Bar in Lexington at the Summit at Fritz Farm is worth trying. Open every day, you can look forward to tasty appetizers like lobster & shrimp potstickers and fig & gorgonzola bruschetta, dinner salads like ahi tuna tartare and Caesar salad with shrimp & calamari, or entrees like the crab & avocado sandwich or charcuterie pizza. CRU is the place to be for Sunday brunch complete with mimosas.
Relax in a beautiful and casual environment at Euro Wine Bar in Nicholasville, Kentucky. The commitment to quality and fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere is what keeps diners coming back for more. Winner of several awards like the “Best in Business,” “Best Wine,” “Best Appetizers,” and “Best Business Owner,” Euro Wine Bar offers the best in creative and memorable drinks served by friendly bartenders.
2008 was the year Taste Fine Wines and Bourbons in Louisville opened with the specific purpose of providing fine international wines and Kentucky bourbons for the enjoyment of diners. With an emphasis on smaller wineries, hard-to-fine wines, and bourbons with a focus on quality, you’ll have a relaxing visit where you can choose the adult beverage that appeals to you. No pressure to buy, but a great place to experience and learn about the drinks and regions from which they come. Open every day.
Open every day, Nouvelle Bar & Bottle in Louisville is offers select wines and small plates for the curious and adventurous. Located in the newly renovated area of downtown Louisville, you’ll find a relaxed and colorful interior to join friends or co-workers for a great time learning more about the wines and cocktails served there. If you’re hungry, you can choose from a nice selection of small plate offerings and charcouterie plates to accompany your adult beverage.
This lovely wine bar and small plate establishment located in Louisville, Kentucky, is the perfect setting for those who want to know more about wines and the curiosity for a new adventure. Cuvee Wine Table has experienced and knowledgeable wine sommeliers who can guide you to the tastes you enjoy best, along with a quick bite or a full-course meal. More than 50 wines are available to sample, and the restaurant is open every day except Monday with Happy Hour between 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Bistro 1860 Wine Bar & Spirits in Louisville, Kentucky, is the location where dreams come true. At least that’s the story behind this charming one-of-a-kind French and American-inspired wine bar. Owners Ron and Terry wanted to create a true intimate experience sampling fine wines and great food in a relaxed and comfortable environment and they have certainly succeeded. They also have custom-made cocktails and a nice selection of beer.
This amazing farm-to-table bistro opened in 2007, and has become one of the best locations for food and wine in the area because of the creativity and devotion of owner and chef Stephen Williams. Bouquet Restaurant & Wine Bar in Covington, Kentucky, and embraces international techniques, ingredients, and flavors for the food served there with the bonus of being able to enjoy international wines. Open daily except on Sundays.
Located inside the Fort Thomas Antiques & Design Center, highlander Coffee Bourbon & Wine Bar is a grand experiment in all things drinkable. After wandering through the antique mall, you can sit and sip comfortably with friends and enjoy a leisurely afternoon. Who knows? In addition to finding that special gift in the mall, you might find your new favorite beverage.