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Nightlife & Music

Best Wine Bars in Atlanta

April 28, 2011 8:00 AM

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(credit: www.krogbar.com)
There’s no shortage of lively nightclubs in Atlanta, but if an evening filled with quiet conversation and good wine suits your tastes better, raise a glass at one of these fine establishments.

Cellar 56

56 East Andrews Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30305
(678) 244-3600
www.cellar56.com

Tucked in one of Atlanta’s poshest districts, this bistro and wine bar offers a pleasant but nonpretentious location to sample a wide assortment of wines, including many from small boutique wineries. Order by the half-glass, full glass or bottle and accompany your choices with tasty menu items like Guinness-braised boneless short ribs or super lump crabmeat with avocado and grapefruit.

Krog Bar

112 Krog St., Suite 27
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 524-1618
www.krogbar.com

Inspired by the great wine bars of Spain, this rustic retreat offers a nice array of wines from around the world along with a food menu packed with authentic tapas, antipasti, Spanish cheeses and finger sandwiches. The user-friendly wine menu ensures that even casual wine drinkers have an easy time picking something they’ll enjoy.

The Glenwood

1263 Glenwood Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 622-6066
www.theglenwoodatlanta.com

Hip, trendy and a favorite with the locals, this pub and wine bar manages to be both sophisticated and laid-back at the same time. Sample dozens of wines by the glass or the bottle accompanied by artisan plates of imported meats and cheeses. If you stay until dinnertime, don’t miss the chance to try upscale versions of down-home Southern cooking like sautéed Savannah head-on shrimp and the Georgia rabbit trio.

d’Vine Wine Bar & Shop

5486 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30338
(770) 350-WINE
www.atlantawinebar.com

Owner Bob Leavey’s lifelong passion for wine was the driving force behind the creation of this charming spot, where visitors can sample more than 60 wines by the glass and choose from more than 600 wines for sale in its shop. Feel free to settle down with an assortment of breads, spreads, cheeses, salads and antipasti while you sip your way through the wine menu. If you need a venue to host your own special event, check out d’Vine’s Wine Cellar (for 10 to 25 guests) or the more opulent Vintage Room (up to 70 guests), equipped with a private bar and flat-screen TV.

– Ty Treadwell
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