Best Wine Bars in Tampa

January 10, 2012 10:50 AM

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An enologist pours wine on glasses to taste it at the cave of the Catena Zapata winery in Lujan de Cuyo, province of Mendoza, Argentina on July 14, 2011. (Photo credit: ALEJANDRO PAGNI/AFP/Getty Images)

An enologist pours wine on glasses to taste it at the cave of the Catena Zapata winery in Lujan de Cuyo, province of Mendoza, Argentina on July 14, 2011. (Photo credit: ALEJANDRO PAGNI/AFP/Getty Images)

What makes a great wine bar? A vast and varied selection of wine and knowledgeable staff to help you navigate through the extensive menus, of course. All these wine bars are the best wine bars in Tampa.

Taps Wine and Beer

777 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 463-1968
www.tapswineandbeer.com
One of the best wine bars in Tampa, Taps Wine and Beer has more than 100 bottles of wine and 250 varieties of beer. The goal of Taps is simple — to teach its customers about its selection of fine wines so that they can better understand and can enjoy them. From Chardonny to Bordeaux to Riesling to champagne, Taps has it all.

Beaune’s Wine Bar

2009 N. 22nd St.
Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 241-8587
www.westpalmwines.com
Beaune’s Wine Bar is one of the best wine bars in Tampa -– and not just according to the locals. Beaune’s Wine Bar recently won the prestigious Wine Spectator “Best of Award of Excellence.” What earned Beaune’s this fancy title? Their high-quality wines with “super-low” prices. Beaune’s prices their wine that way because they want their customers to be able to enjoy good wine. Beaune’s also has one of the best cheese and charcuterie selections.

Datz

2616 S. MacDill Ave.
Tampa, FL 33629
(813) 831-7000
www.datzdeli.com
Datz is owned and operated by self-proclaimed “wineauxs and beer geeks.” What drives the employees at Datz is flavorful, good-quality food, wine and beer. Datz is one of the best wine bars in Tampa thanks to its boutique selection of wines from all over the globe. Organized in sections with headers like Rising Stars, American Upstarts and European Charm, Datz’s wine list features selections that you may not find in other wine bars.

Toast- Fine Wine and Cigar Bar

14921 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33613-2860

(813) 632-3105
www.ToastOfNewTampa.com
 

Toast in New Tampa has been chosen #1 Best Wine/Liquor Store in New Tampa/Wesley Chapel. They are a taste of Wine Country in New Tampa, delivering value priced and retail wines from around the world. Toast is a friendly wine bar and smoking lounge, with light food and appetizers, free WiFi, music and wide-screen TVs. It’s the perfect place to relax after a long day at work or even a weekend hangout. They have monthly wine tastings, live music and dessert nights. Some events are even considered “singles” nights. Check their website for more information on their local events.


Wood Fired
 
2822 East Bearss Avenue
Tampa, FL 33613
813-341-2900
www.wood-firedpizza.com

Wood Fired is an artisan pizza, fine wine and craft beer restaurant. Despite the excellent pizza and huge selection of craft beer, Wood Fired carries and extensive selection of fine wine.

Join the crowd for Wood Fire’s happy hour Monday through Friday, 5 PM to 7 PM. On Fridays and Saturdays you can enjoy two-for-one glasses of wine (and draft beer for you beer drinkers). And on Tuesdays Wood Fired offers half off on select bottles of wine.

So stop in and crack open a bottle, pair it with a delicious pizza, and wine your night away!

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