Calling all wine lovers! Here’s where to sip and savor in San Diego
Fifty Seven Degrees
A well-rounded wine list plus diverse craft beer selection has made this spot a must-try since 2004. Both spacious and welcoming, Fifty Seven Degrees presents an ever-changing selection of wines by the glass or bottle. The 16,500 square foot space includes a wine retail store, wine bar, wine storage facility and also serves as an events venue.
1735 Hancock St., Mission Hills. fiftysevendegrees.com
Located in Hillcrest, Point Loma and Cardiff, this bustling wine bar spotlights a selection of wines from around the world, plus local favorites. Each week, the Wine Steals team selects a new “By the Glass” menu to cover as much ground as possible. Wine Steals also boasts over 300 bottles of wine for retail sale and in-house enjoyment.
Various locations. winestealssd.com
The Rose Wine Bar and Bottle Shop
A wine bar and bottle shop located between Juniper and Ivy in South Park, The Rose opened by the hands of three proprietresses and friends. This airy space offers a range of thoughtfully sourced, diverse wines.
2219 30th St., South Park. therosewinebar.com
Romeo and Julieta Wine Café
This neighborhood wine bar accommodates everyone’s likings, whether it’s a smooth red, light white or bubbly treat. With a global selection of vino, Romeo and Julieta Wine Café keeps things casual while serving up Polish and Eastern European cuisine inside and on their outdoor patio.
4715 Monroe Ave., Talmadge. romeoandjulietawinecafe.com
The Wine Pub
Tucked away in Point Loma, The Wine Pub showcases over 25 domestic and global wines by the glass, plus a full restaurant and lounge. Local brews are also served, and guests can cozy up on the outdoor patio around the fire pit.
2907 Shelter Island Dr., Point Loma. thewinepubsd.com
The Flight Path
Located – you guessed it – under the flight path of Little Italy, this urban bar features over 70 global wines and grub. The focus at The Flight Path is on small production, boutique wines, available by the glass, bottle or flight. Happy hour is also celebrated here seven days a week.
1202 Kettner Blvd #104, Little Italy. theflightpathsd.com
Kensington’s Village Vino places their emphasis on showcasing small, family-owned wineries from around the world. Small plates and flatbreads complement the wines served by the glass in this neighborhood gem.
4095 Adams Ave., Kensington. villagevino.com
Vin de Syrah Spirit and Wine Parlor
Plunge down the rabbit hole into this charismatic wine bar and lounge, designed with “Alice in Wonderland” in mind and tucked away underground in downtown San Diego. A diverse selection of whites and reds frame the menu, in addition to charcuterie boards and small bites to pair.
901 5th Ave., downtown. syrahwineparlor.com
Wet Stone Wine Bar and Café
This top-rated wine bar melds global and domestic pours plus craft brews and eclectic, globally-inspired small plates. Chef and proprietor Christian Gomez showcases his talents in food and drink that embrace flavors from across the world. Loyal guests don’t leave without ordering the tropical white sangria.
1927 4th Ave., Banker’s Hill. wetstonewinebar.com
Splash Wine Lounge
Over 100 wines from around the globe are poured here, with the help of high-tech sampling stations dispensing out a “splash” of wine with pre-paid cards. Guests can also order by the glass or by the bottle and take a bite out of the flatbread pizzas, small plates and appetizers.
3043 University Ave., North Park. asplashofwine.com
This cozy wine-and-dine spot in North Pacific Beach remains a local favorite, offering a generous, intriguing selection of wines by the glass and a wine club with perks for frequent visitors. Cheese boards, flat breads and entrees can all be ordered to pair.
5026 Cass St., Pacific Beach. turquoisecellars.com
San Diego Cellars
Sip up quality wines while enjoying live music, indoor and outdoor patio seating and some lucky pups in the dog-friendly San Diego Cellars. Just like beer-lovers have their refillable growlers, San Diego Cellars has introduced the CRUzer, a re-sealable 1000 ml wine bottle for guests to restock on their favorite vino.
2215 Kettner Blvd., Little Italy. sdcellars.com