Our Favorite Wine Bars

Finally, something to wine about.


This one's for all of you wine-o's out there. These are some of the best spots to drink wine in Indianapolis.





TASTINGS

Downtown / 50 W Washington St


This cozy spot on the ground floor of the Conrad Hotel boasts a selection of over 200 wines. The entire selection is available by the taste, glass or bottle - making for one of the largest selections in the world for wines-by-the-taste. It's been voted Best Wine Bar by the Indy A-List three years in a row. Bringing someone who's not into wine? Don't fret - they've got a dandy selection of craft beer and other spirits as well.





THE WINE MARKET

Fountain Square / 1031 Virginia Ave


The Wine Market is a new bar in Fountain Square that knows how to make wine fun. Knowledgeable staff, wine slushies and affordable pricing await. Stop by on Tuesdays to enjoy two glasses for the price of one.





CORK + CRACKER

Broad Ripple / 2126 Broad Ripple Ave


Okay, we know, it's more of a grocery store than a wine bar, but we couldn't not put it on here. Cork + Cracker carries a huge selection of booze - over 500 different wines and beer. The best part? 350 of those are under $20. Ask a staff member about which local cheese and meats to pair, or enjoy the weekly trio for $30.





MASS AVE WINE

Mass Ave / 878 Massachusetts Ave


It's a local favorite, and for good reason. Mass Ave Wine is small, unpretentious and community-focused. It's a perfect spot for lunch, offering salads, sandwiches, pizzas, high-speed internet and charging stations. There's a free wine tasting every Tuesday as well as 10% off the bottle purchase.





GOOSE THE MARKET

Fall Creek Place / 2503 N Delaware St


Don't let the meat fool you - Goose the Market is a fabulous spot to enjoy a glass o' wine. Beneath the butcher shop floors lies a wine cellar expected in places like France or California. Join the wine of the month club and get a bottle of red, a bottle of white, and a mystery bottle for only $49 a month.





COOPER'S HAWK WINERY + RESTAURANT

Keystone / 3815 E 96th St


Cooper's Hawk has vineyards on the west coast where they create their award-winning varietals. The upscale tasting menu changes monthly, so you'll never be bored. Oh, and please please please get the Mexican drunken shrimp as an appetizer. It's.... ameezing.





CHATEAU DE PIQUE

Castleton / 6725 E 82nd St


All-local winery Chateau de Pique hand-bottle and hand-label every wine they create. These aren't traditional flavors, either - so if you're wanting to excite your palette, this is the spot. Did we mention the five tastings for $5?





LOUIE'S WINE DIVE

Mass Ave / 345 Massachusetts Ave

Broad Ripple / 701 Broad Ripple Ave


The name says it all. If you want to enjoy some alcoholic grape juice in an unpretentious atmosphere, Louie's Wine Dive is for you. Both locations have a huge selection and will open any bottle if you order two or more glasses.





TINKER STREET

Herron-Morton Place / 402 E 16th St


The dust has settled, and Tinker Street is now under new, better ownership. This intimate, romantic restaurant houses and atmospheric charm - both through the food and the service. It's, hands down, one of Indy's best restaurants, and the wine selection is nearly unparalleled.





PEACE WATER WINERY

Mass Ave / 747 N College Ave

Carmel / 37 W Main St


Drink some wine and do some good. Peace Water Winery donates 50% of its profits to both local and global charities. And the wines are pretty dang good, too.





VINO VILLA

Greenwood / 200 N Madison Ave


You'll just want to say "Awww" when visiting Vino Villa. The restaurant resides in a three-story high-converted house, giving it a homey and romantic feel. The gazebo is just, so cute. With a selection of 450 wines and 70 cheeses, you're bound to find something you like.





PETERSON'S

Fishers / 7690 E 96th St


Wine Spectator awarded Peterson's with the "Best Award of Excellence" for its superior presentation and breadth of its wine list. That lobster bisque, tho.




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