Whether you’re visiting the area for the weekend, looking to catch up with a girlfriend over a few glasses of wine and charcuterie, want to explore a romantic new date night spot, or are in the mood to discover a new favorite type of wine, there is a wine bar in St Petersburg for you!
There are so many great things to do in St Pete from boating to spending time at the beach, to dining, but drinking wine is one of my personal favorite activities! After living here for the last few years and trying wine from all over the city I have narrowed down this list to what I think to be the 10 best wine bars in St Petersburg (in no particular order)!
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- Price – $15 to $27 USD for a glass of wine, between $18 to $46 USD for starters and entrees
- Location – 330 6th St S
- Hours – Monday 4 pm to 10 pm, Tuesday to Saturday 11:30 am to 10 pm
When it comes to wine bars in St. Petersburg, bin6south is undoubtedly an under-the-radar choice nestled a few blocks south from the heart of the city. It’s the place to go if you’re looking to get unplugged and have intentional conversation in an extremely intimate space.
Real talk, this is one of the tiniest functioning wine bars with a kitchen I’ve seen and the entire space holds a maximum of 12 people – 6 seats at the bar and 6 chairs at a wooden table in a room across from the bar.
What truly sets bin6south apart is its curated wine selection. From crisp Chardonnays to bold Cabernets, their collection covers the entire spectrum of wine varietals and regions. The staff had a lot of knowledge about the wines on offer and they led me to a white I enjoyed.
At bin6south it’s not just about the wine; the culinary experience is equally delightful. The charcuterie boards feature an assortment of artisanal cheeses, cured meats, and accompaniments that elevate your wine journey to another level.
We sat at the bar and it was super fascinating to watch the chef create the dishes from scratch right in front of us! While we mainly came for the wine we were lured into trying the Mango Gaspacho that was infused with chili and salt and topped with sliver fresh mango and white roe. Bin6south’s menu changes seasonally and you can see it here.
Note: If you’re coming with a group of less than 3 people you’ll need to be comfortable with sitting next to other guests. In most cases, a reservation will be necessary.
2. The Cork Room
- Price – $5 to $13 USD for a 6oz pour, $6 to $13 USD for an appetizer
- Location – 357 5th St S
- Hours – Monday to Thursday 3 pm to 10 pm, Friday and Saturday 12 pm to 12 am, and Sunday 12 pm to 8 pm
Located below an apartment building, this wine bar in St Pete has a casual atmosphere for catching the game on the flat screen or grabbing a round with your coworkers after work. Prefer beer? That’s also available at The Cork Room. If you simply want to grab a bottle to go you’ll have an even larger selection to pick from and a chilled version is available for most bottles.
The Cork Room is a haven for enthusiasts seeking both familiar wind brands and boutique wines from around the world. The range they have is truly impressive!
In my experience, our bartender was extremely knowledgeable and offered a few recommendations. I ended up settling on a unique Reisling from Germany and my fiance went for an Italian Moscato – both of which were delicious.
There is also a snack and food menu but the wine is undoubtedly the star here. I’d honestly skip over the food menu unless it’s a part of their happy hour because the portion sizes of our deviled eggs and bowl of pretzels didn’t match the price we paid.
Happy Hour is from 3 to 6 pm Monday to Friday. You can see their menu here.
3. Bar Chinchilla
- Price – $8 to $15 USD for a glass, daily happy hour from 4 pm to 7 pm
- Location – 439 1st Ave N
- Hours – Tuesday to Thursday 4 pm to 10 pm, Friday 4 pm to 11 pm, Saturday 1 pm to 11 pm, and Sunday 1 pm to 10 pm
For those who crave a wine experience with a side of lively charisma, Bar Chinchilla is the wine bar in St Petersburg to be at. This secluded chinchilla-themed wine bar oozes low-key energy from the moment you walk in, and it’s perfect for those who appreciate a diverse wine selection in a calm and inviting atmosphere.
Even if you’re not a wine lover, Bar Chinchilla also caters to those who have an appreciation for craft beer with 8 rotating beers on tap.
The wine selection at Bar Chinchilla is extensive so you’re bound to find options you won’t find elsewhere but if you aren’t feeling adventurous they carry recognizable brands too.
Whether you’re a wine novice or a seasoned enthusiast the staff here radiates a genuine enthusiasm for what they do, and their friendly demeanor instantly makes you want to converse with them.
Bar Chinchilla is the wine bar in St Petersburg you’ve been searching for, where good times and great wine come together! You can see their wine list here!
4. Flordia Orange Groves Winery
- Price – free wine tasting, $10 USD flight, and around $23 USD for a bottle
- Location – 1500 Pasadena Ave S
- Hours – Monday to Saturday 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, 12 to 5 pm Sunday
Florida Orange Groves is Florida Orange Groves Winery is Florida’s original tropical fruit winery that takes a departure from the conventional grape-based wines and, instead, introduces you to the world of fruit wines, many of which are crafted from Florida-grown citrus, tropical fruits, and berries.
The ambiance at Florida Orange Groves is retro and inviting, reminiscent of a rustic orchard. The wine selection here features over 43 different wines that taste just like the fruits they were made from – no additives here!
Because they offer so many varieties of wines the best way to discover your favorite is by joining their complementary tasting at the bar! To me, this is one of the best free things to do in St Pete but if you want a bit more than a few sips you can pay $10 USD for 4 2oz samples.
Personally, I went for this premium winery tour deal on Groupon that includes an extended wine tasting, a virtual tour of the winery and production process, a glass of wine or wine slushie, one logo wine glass, a corkscrew, a full-size bottle of wine, and one can of wine.
It’s frequently on a heavy discount and in fact, I only paid around $60 USD for my fiance and I to go together. Such a great deal, right?
After the tasting, you can enjoy a full glass of wine on the sophisticated leather couches in the back of the building. Pair your drink with some of their small bites to wrap up a wonderful experience at Florida Orange Groves Winery.
5. Sip St Pete Beach
- Price – $3.50 USD+ for 1.5 oz sip, $7 USD+ for 3oz, and $13+ for 6oz. Happy Hour is Monday to Thursday 5 pm to 6 pm and Friday and Saturday 4 pm to 6 pm
- Location – 6710 Gulf Blvd
- Hours – Monday to Thursday 5 pm to 10 pm and Friday and Saturday 4 pm to 10 pm
Nestled near the shores of St Pete Beach, Sip St Pete Beach offers a refreshing wine experience where you get to try many different wines from the self-serve machines or choose your favorite.
To get started you load your desired amount of money onto a card that you’ll insert into a machine that pours your wine! You choose the wine, and between 1.5 oz, 3 oz, and 6 oz pours. You can see the prices for each wine or pour up front, and the balance left on your card after each selection.
Sip St Pete Beach also has beer and seltzer by the can or bottle and a yummy selection of food. If you love brie cheese order their Baked Brie with Honey and Walnuts, it is seriously so good and served with crackers and grapes.
The inside seating area is small but comfortable with enough high tops and bar seating for when it gets busier. Or step outside and enjoy the secret Sip Garden with a fire pit and comfortable seating. It’s the perfect place to end a day on the beach or for a quiet, romantic date night!
Sip St Pete Beach is a must-visit wine bar in St Petersburg if you enjoy wine, incredible service, and yummy food!
6. Lolita’s Wine Market
- Price – $7 to $16 USD for a glass of wine, $13 to $24 USD for cold and hot plates, and $35 USD for charcuterie
- Location – 420 22nd St S
- Hours – Wednesday to Saturday 5 pm to 10 pm and Sunday 5 pm to 8 pm
Lolita’s Wine Market is more than just another wine bar in St Pete; it’s a cozy and welcoming enviornment for wine enthusiasts. This is a locals’ favorite gem (including myself!) of exceptional wines, exquisite charcuterie, exceptional food, and genuine hospitality.
Having recently expanded in 2023, their new location inside of the Morean Center for Clay still has an incredible indoor atmosphere but the option of the outside seating adds a whole new layer, especially in the evenings when the stringlights turn on.
Lolita’s Wine Market takes pride in its diverse wine selection. From classic Bordeaux to lesser-known gems, they offer an array of options to satisfy even the most discerning palates. The staff here is more than just knowledgeable; they’re passionate about helping you find the perfect bottle or glass that suits your taste so free tastings are welcome!
Yes, the wine is delicious but the culinary offerings at Lolita’s are so impressive that the food might just be the star of the show! I cannot get enough of their customizable charcuterie boards, whipped feta jars, and small plates. I’m always so full that I still haven’t gotten the chance to be delighted by one of their desserts.
Lolita’s is one of the rare places that I keep coming back to and I am always just as excited to visit as I was the first time!
View Lolita’s menu here!
7. Dracula’s Legacy
- Price – $10 to $15 USD for a 6oz pour, $32 USD for charcuterie
- Location – inside Plaza Tower & Courtyard Shops
- Hours – 4 pm to 11 pm Monday to Thursday, 3 pm to 1 am on Friday, 2 pm to 1 am on Saturday, and 2 pm to 10 pm on Sunday
Prepare to be enchanted by the dark and mysterious allure of Dracula’s Legacy. This wine bar in downtown St Petersburg adds a touch of drama to your wine experience.
As you step through the door, you’re transported to a world of shadows, candlelight, and rich, velvety textures. The moody Gothic ambiance is the perfect place to explore a world of wines.
The wine selection here is as rich and complex as the atmosphere, offering a range of varietals that span the globe. From deep, dark reds to mysterious whites, each wine is carefully chosen to complement the dark and intriguing theme. If you’re indecisive you can even try one of their wine flights for around $21 USD.
But it’s not all about the ambiance and the wine; the food offerings are equally spellbinding. Their menu here is also spellbinding from flatbreads and fondues to their light bites such as pretzel bites or stuffed dates.
I went for a customized charcuterie board and it included four cheeses and four meats, nuts, and fruits for only $32 USD which I felt was very reasonable considering the generous portion size.
So, if you’re feeling moody, Dracula’s Legacy is a wine bar in St Petersburg where you can embrace the dark side with a glass of your favorite vintage in hand.
View the menu for Dracula’s Legacy here.
8. Bacchus Wine Bar
- Price – $11 to $25 for appetizers, varying prices for custom charcuterie, $40 USD for an entree. Daily Happy Hour from 3 pm to 6 pm.
- Location – 124 2nd Ave NE
- Hours – Sunday to Thursday 11 am to 10 pm and Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 11 pm.
Bacchus Wine Bistro is named after Bacchus, the Roman god of wine. With that said, the wine selections offered here live up to their lofty namesake. From Old World classics to New World discoveries their wine list spans the globe, ensuring there’s something for every palate.
This wine bar in St Petersburg strikes the perfect balance between elegance and comfort. The light from the floor-to-ceiling windows and tasteful decor create a space where you just want to gather with friends and family.
Although Bacchus is a sophisticated wine spot it’s laid back enough that there isn’t the pressure to dress formally.
The staff here isn’t just attentive and knowledgeable; they are more than happy to guide you to a wine you’ll love.
So, if you’re seeking a wine bar in St Petersburg where you can converse while indulging in some wine, come to Bacchus!
9. Sauvignon Wine Locker
- Price – Appetizers range from $10 to $24 USD, charcuterie is $44 USD for a medium board, and entrees from $26 to $62 USD. Happy Hour is Tuesday to Saturday from 4 pm to 6 pm, and Sunday from 10:30 am to 3 pm and again from 4 pm to 9 pm.
- Location – 241 Central Ave
- Hours – Tuesday to Thursday 4 pm to 10 pm, Friday 4 pm to 11 pm, Saturday 11 am to 11 pm, Sunday 10:30 am to 9 pm, Closed Mondays.
Sauvignon Wine Locker is an upscale wine bar and restaurant that takes wine seriously. As their website states, Sauvignon means savage in French and two of the wines they focus on here are Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc which are both made from savage grapes – hence the inspiration behind their name.
If either of those isn’t your forte, don’t worry as your knowledgeable server will help you pick out something that better suits your tastebuds.
The highlights of their menu include charcuterie boards with international meat and cheeses, gourmet pasta, meat, and seafood dishes that are meant to complement the wines on offer.
I really enjoyed the charcuterie board where we added a couple of chef selection meats that we had never tried before. However, I have heard from a few of my friends that their entrees are incredible so I’ll need to try them next time!
Whether you’re a wine novice or enthusiast, Sauvignon Wine Locker’s sleek and contemporary setting is perfect for a romantic date night, girl’s night out, or catching up with a friend.
10. Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe
- Price – $8 USD for a glass, they mostly sell bottles which involves a corking fee. $20 USD for a wine flight.
- Location – 2927 Central Ave
- Hours – Sunday to Thursday 12 pm to 8 pm and Friday and Saturday 12 pm to 10 pm
How could I forget Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe? It’s a true hidden treasure in St Petersburg’s wine bar scene. It’s one of my most recently discovered wine bars on this list and it’s located away from the busier areas of downtown.
From the outside, it doesn’t look like much but once have a look at the eclectic decor and vintage furniture you’ll realize that it’s a cozy and spacious place to come with a group of friends. There’s also a huge outside patio to enjoy when it’s not so hot out.
What sets Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe apart is its unique approach. They not only serve up fantastic wines by the glass but also offer a vast selection of bottles for purchase. It’s like a wine wonderland where you can explore the world of vintages from different regions, all under one roof.
The staff here is incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about their craft. They’re always ready to recommend the perfect bottle for your palate or the ideal pairing for your evening. It’s this genuine enthusiasm that makes Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe such a standout.
Whether you’re a seasoned wine connoisseur or just looking to dip your toes into the wine world, this cozy spot will welcome you with open arms. It’s a place where you can sip, savor, and soak up the camaraderie of fellow wine enthusiasts. So, grab a glass, settle into one of their comfy seats, and embark on a wine adventure at Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe. Cheers!
4 Must do Activites in St Pete
Bike and see the murals downtown – If you like being active, rent a bike and explore the hundreds of murals all around downtown and on the Pinellas Trail. You can even ride out onto the St Pete Pier or along the waterfront parks for some epic scenery. You can find city bikes scattered around town for cheap but my favorite way to ride is on an eBike! They are so fun because you can go fast and cover lots of ground in a short amount of time. I rented my ebike through Bay eBikes for four hours. They helped me choose a route and dropped off the bike at my apartment (they deliver to a location of choice within a certain radius).
Private Sunset Sail – If you want to experience sunset from the waters of Tampa Bay, a private luxury sailing experience is the perfect choice for couples or a small group of friends. You’ll spend 2 hours cruising along downtown St Pete’s waterfront and take in awesome views of the pier and skyline during sunset. I recommend bringing your own drinks and snacks to elevate your evening! Keep watch for dolphins because we spotted them at the end of our tour! It costs $125 USD per person or $450 USD for a group of 6.
Go on a dolphin tour – Everybody loves dolphins right? If you love these creatures joining a dolphin cruise will give you the best chance of spotting them. This particular Dolphin Quest Tour is one of the top choices. It departs from John’s Pass (across from Madeira Beach) a guarantees sighting or your next trip is free! A win-win scenario if you ask me. As you cruise you will learn about dolphins from your knowledgeable and lighthearted crew.
Visit Shell Key Island – The Gulf Coast has hundreds of unique barrier islands but Shell Key is one of the closest and easiest ones to access from St Pete. You can either take the Shell Key Ferry from Ft Desoto and explore the island on your own or you can join a guided kayaking or paddleboarding tour if you want to slow down and take in the sites. I have done both and will say that there is no bad choice, it’s really up to what type of activity you’re in the mood for.
Final Word on the Best Wine Bars in St Petersburg
Thank you so much for reading! There’s nothing like spending an evening or a weekend relaxing with a glass of wine (or two… or three…) I hope this list helps you uncover your new favorite wine bar in St Pete!
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