Whether you’re visiting San Diego for the first time, or you’re looking for a new happy hour spot, this list of wine bars in San Diego will not disappoint your vino palate. Although San Diego has a larger craft beer scene, wine bars in San Diego are still popular amongst the wineo aficionados of California and worldwide travelers.
Take a look at our list of the best wine bars San Diego has to offer and where you’ll plan to spend your next night out!
If you’re searching for a bar with an extensive wine list paired with excellent food and service, Village Vino is your spot. Village Vino was rated the number 1 wine bar in San Diego on Yelp and featured as the best restaurant of San Diego in 2016.
With their generous happy hours, exclusive wine club events, and creative culinary treats, it’s no surprise they’re one of the best wine bars San Diego has! The vino bar is situated in a cozy corner outside the Kensington neighborhood with indoor and outdoor seating (pets are welcome)!
If you’re looking for a place that will also compliment craft beer drinkers, WetStone Wine Bar is an excellent spot. Not only do they have a great selection of white and red wines, they also have rotating bottles of craft beers. Their gastronomical food is the secret ingredient that keeps everyone coming back. Be sure to order a homemade flatbread pizza with your drinks and enjoy the lovely ambiance.
This San Diego wine bar is known for having the biggest wine selection! With over 600,000 different bottles to choose from, you’ll discover your new favorite blend. Fifty-seven Degrees is not only a wine bar, it’s also a craft beer bar and a retail wine store. You can easily purchase a bottle from the store and drink it at the bar (corkage fees may apply).
If you enjoy playing pool while sipping on your favorite varietal, 57 Degrees has a billiard sized pool table. You’ll have fun at this large wine and beer venue!
Known for being the most unique San Diego wine bar venue, Vin de Syrah also has great wine selections from France, Spain, Italy, Australia, and around the United States. The underground wine bar provides a secluded atmosphere that makes you feel like you’re in a classy speakeasy.
They have a great happy hour Tuesday-Friday from 5pm-7pm and Sundays from 5pm-midnight. If you’re looking to do a wine tasting, this is the perfect place since they have wine flights available Tuesday-Friday from 5pm-8pm. Vin de Syrah is a great date spot or exclusive hang out venue.
Enjoy Eno Wine Bar’s outdoor fire pits. Photo Credit: Yelp
Also known for being the pizzeria inside of Hotel Del, the Eno Wine Room gets great reviews for its wine selection and coastal atmosphere. With patio seating outside near the Pacific coastline, you’ll get the best of both worlds: waves and wine. You can also order a gourmet pizza, cheesecake, or tiramisu to go along with your chosen vino. Eno Wine Room offers a relaxing place that serves as a great get together for family and friends.
This winery has been making wines for years, but their newest wine bar garden location in Little Italy has impressed San Diegans. Sip on a locally made wine from ripe Californian grapes in an outdoor garden patio.
Carruth Cellars takes grapes cultivated in Sonoma, Napa Valley, Central California, and Oregon to make classic blends that cater to anyone’s palate. You can also visit their main venue where their winery operations take place at in Solana Beach. They also have another tasting room at an urban winery in Carlsbad.
There’s no way the Rose Wine Bar wasn’t going to make the list of best wine bars San Diego has seen. This San Diego wine bar is known for having the most comfortable seating and a unique selection of wine you won’t find anywhere else in the city.
Their cute and quaint atmosphere provides the best setting for old friends to catch up or travelers looking for a place to relax after a long adventurous day. They have a great selection of cheese and meat plates and a special weekend brunch menu. Be sure to check out their list of events and wine club gatherings!
Where are you planning to go for Wine Wednesday? It better be Splash Wine Lounge. This San Diego wine bar has happy hour all night long every Wednesday. You can check out their calendar of events for more special days and fun wine parties. They serve 70 different wines so you’ll never get bored with their menu. This is a great spot to go if you’re in the North Park neighborhood.
Half way into 2017, M Winehouse Melero was awarded the Best Wine Bar by San Diego Uptown News. After your first visit there, you will see why. The wine bar is called a winehouse for a reason, it’s literally an old posh house renovated into a sophisticated casual lounge. Their elective wine menu have wines from the Loire Valley in France to Valle de Guadalupe in Mexico. Their happy hours are Monday-Friday 3pm-6pm ($5 wine and beer). You can also play board games while you enjoy your international wine or beer!
Address: 1918 India St, San Diego, CA 92101
Looking to Discover New Wines in San Diego?
If you’ve already been to most of these San Diego wine bars or you’re looking for wine venues outside of the beachside city, why not take a mini-trip to Valle de Guadalupe? Only two hours away from San Diego, Valle de Guadalupe grows the best grapes in Mexico and makes world renowned wine.