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10 Essential Dallas Wine Bars

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No matter what the Texas weather brings, it’s always the right season for wine. While Dallas isn’t exactly known for sprawling vineyards, the city is lucky enough to have our pick of great venues that distribute bottles upon bottles of world-class vino straight into our very eager hands.

From the novice sipper to the more sophisticated oenophile, anyone will feel right at home at these grape-centric locations. Red or white, sweet or dry, these 10 wine-swirling spots are perfect for anyone in need of a glass — or bottle.

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Mercy Wine Bar

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This O.G. wine bar near Addison has legions of loyal followers. There’s plenty of food on the menu, but the wine is the real draw here — this is a place to experiment and learn about wine in the best way possible: by drinking lots of it.

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Bodega Wine Bar

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Wine-lovers seek out this location for the relaxed vibe and killer flights, perfect for wine novices to figure out exactly what they like. Stop in to chat with sommeliers, enjoy a variety of small plates, and sip a glass of wine in their quaint, romantic digs.

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Chocolate Secrets

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It’s not a secret anymore that this place is serving much more than chocolate. What better way to enjoy sweet, sugary confections than with a glass of the perfect Pinot or Cab? Enjoy the live music and treat yourself.

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Times Ten Cellars

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This stunning locale offers wine aficionados one-of-a-kind varietals sourced from their vineyard in West Texas. Here in Dallas, wine is enjoyed inside the intimate tasting room or out on the patio.

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Veritas Wine Room

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A third sibling in the Boulevardier/Rapscallion family, it’s not surprising to see that this spot has become a beloved Henderson Avenue oasis. Housing nearly 400 different wines from vineyards around the world, this friendly crew will guide you through their impressive menu without judgment.

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Stoney's Wine Lounge

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What was once a retail store is now a fully renovated lounge with an inviting atmosphere and innovative wine list. Owners Stoney Savage and his wife Diana are both professional jazz musicians, so expect to hear some top-notch tunes as you sip away.

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The unique setup of this West Village wine destination makes ordering tasters, full glasses, or flights a breeze. Cork features a state-of-the-art computer touch-screen and pour system that always offers at least 48 different wine options that change monthly.  

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The Alcove

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Aside from the impressive wine list and warm staff, patrons can also indulge in a craft beer or cup of coffee. Laid-back vibes and friendly faces keep the seats full at this neighborhood favorite (and they have some of the best iced coffee in town).

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Checkered Past Winery

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Cleverly dubbed an “urban wine pub,” this underground venue provides patrons with ample entertainment along with house wine selections. In addition to the grapes, Checkered Past also features select craft beer and appetizers for pairing.

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Neighborhood Cellar

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Located in the heart of the Bishop Arts District, Neighborhood Cellar provides elegant yet unpretentious settings with an extensive (and very affordable) selection. With a welcoming and knowledgeable staff, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a glass and take a bottle to go.

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Mercy Wine Bar

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This O.G. wine bar near Addison has legions of loyal followers. There’s plenty of food on the menu, but the wine is the real draw here — this is a place to experiment and learn about wine in the best way possible: by drinking lots of it.

Mercy Wine Bar/Facebook

Bodega Wine Bar

Bodega Wine Bar/Facebook

Wine-lovers seek out this location for the relaxed vibe and killer flights, perfect for wine novices to figure out exactly what they like. Stop in to chat with sommeliers, enjoy a variety of small plates, and sip a glass of wine in their quaint, romantic digs.

Bodega Wine Bar/Facebook

Chocolate Secrets

Chocolate Secrets/Facebook

It’s not a secret anymore that this place is serving much more than chocolate. What better way to enjoy sweet, sugary confections than with a glass of the perfect Pinot or Cab? Enjoy the live music and treat yourself.

Chocolate Secrets/Facebook

Times Ten Cellars

times ten cellars website

This stunning locale offers wine aficionados one-of-a-kind varietals sourced from their vineyard in West Texas. Here in Dallas, wine is enjoyed inside the intimate tasting room or out on the patio.

times ten cellars website

Veritas Wine Room

Veritas website

A third sibling in the Boulevardier/Rapscallion family, it’s not surprising to see that this spot has become a beloved Henderson Avenue oasis. Housing nearly 400 different wines from vineyards around the world, this friendly crew will guide you through their impressive menu without judgment.

Veritas website

Stoney's Wine Lounge

Stoney’s Wine Lounge/Facebook

What was once a retail store is now a fully renovated lounge with an inviting atmosphere and innovative wine list. Owners Stoney Savage and his wife Diana are both professional jazz musicians, so expect to hear some top-notch tunes as you sip away.

Stoney’s Wine Lounge/Facebook

Cork

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The unique setup of this West Village wine destination makes ordering tasters, full glasses, or flights a breeze. Cork features a state-of-the-art computer touch-screen and pour system that always offers at least 48 different wine options that change monthly.  

Cork/Facebook

The Alcove

The Alcove/Facebook

Aside from the impressive wine list and warm staff, patrons can also indulge in a craft beer or cup of coffee. Laid-back vibes and friendly faces keep the seats full at this neighborhood favorite (and they have some of the best iced coffee in town).

The Alcove/Facebook

Checkered Past Winery

Checkered Past Winery/Facebook

Cleverly dubbed an “urban wine pub,” this underground venue provides patrons with ample entertainment along with house wine selections. In addition to the grapes, Checkered Past also features select craft beer and appetizers for pairing.

Checkered Past Winery/Facebook

Neighborhood Cellar

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Located in the heart of the Bishop Arts District, Neighborhood Cellar provides elegant yet unpretentious settings with an extensive (and very affordable) selection. With a welcoming and knowledgeable staff, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a glass and take a bottle to go.

Neighborhood Cellar website

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