7 Fun Wine Bars to Try in San Diego

Planning a trip to beautiful San Diego? Well you need to check out these 7 fun Wine Bars to Try in San Diego! Quant little wine bars to beautiful large stunning winery’s! There’s something about San Diego that makes you want to hang out with a bunch of friends enjoying a flight of wines! San Diego is considered one of the most temperate cities in the world, so you know you will have perfect wine sipping weather when you go.

Not only is it on average around 70 degrees year around but it boost an impressive amount of wine bars and winery’s to check out. Below you will find 7 Fun Wine Bars to Try in San Diego to help you narrow down so you don’t feel overwhelmed.

San Diego Wine Bars That Are Totally Worth Checking Out

You’re going to love all the food and wine options at these popular locations! If you can’t get enough of wine in San Diego, though, you should also check out all the wine club options that ship to California too.

Wine flight with a bunch of different wine options at a wine bar in San Diego

Little Thief

Did you know in winemaking there is a tool called a thief, which is a long, siphone-like took you would use to sneak a sip of a burgeoning vintage straight from the barrel and into your glass. Which is exactly where the inspiration for the name of this Wine Bar – Little Thief came from. Don’t worry they aren’t actual Thief’s, they are just here to provide you with the best wines from all around the world.

They have a very impressive wine and will even prepare you a customized wine flight of wines you wish to try! Just call ahead. They also have a very impressive menu of food all using local seafoods, meats, and vegetables. Experience the local tastes of San Diego while enjoying some amazing wines!

Recommendations: Order their Stracciatella which is hand pulled Stracciatella cheese, Arbosana Olive Oil, Smoked Jalapeño Flakes, with Hommage Sourdough Toast! It’s to die for. Order with a sparkling wine they feature that month or ask for a mini flight to sample a few different wines before ordering your favorite by the bottle.

Group of friends enjoying wine together

Village Vino

Village Vino provides the perfect atmosphere to enjoy wine with friends and family. They boost and impressive wine menu and food menu so you can enjoy the best of both world’s. They specialize is small and family owned wineries from around the world, due to this their inventory is often changing which makes it a great place to hit up whenever you are in San Diego! Village Vino also offers a monthly wine tasting and some pop up wine tasting events throughout the months, make sure you check out their website for upcoming events and to secure tickets!

Recommendations: Order their fantastic cheeseboard which comes in either a white wine cheese board or a red wine cheeseboard. They pair white or red wines with four curated cheese selections, local organic honeycomb, and delicious roasted almonds. It’s an absolute must try.

Cheers wine glasses together

M Winehouse

Established in 2014 the M Winehouse has become a hot spot for wine enthusiasts. Described as a quaint and special wine bar located in the heart of little Italy, it boosts an impressive menu of both international and local wines for you to sip on while enjoying the cozy atmosphere or hitting up their outdoor sitting area.

They host a wide variety of special events including wine tasting events, so if you are planning to hit up this wine bar check out their page for dates of their events. The owner Ruth Melero says “In my little Winehouse, I want to do more than just sell you a glass of wine. I want you to leave with a memory”, and that’s exactly what you will get when you enter the warmth of M Winehouse.

Recommendations: First flight Viognier, $120 for a bottle but it’s well worth it, fruity at first that ends with a bitterness of almonds. Delicious and pairs excellent with their charcuterie board that’s serve on a wooden dog shaped board, yes a dog! It’s a cute touch. This wine is highly recommended by the owners and it’s understandable why, its a must try!

Pouring wine into a glass at a restaurant

Rose’s Tasting Room

Rose’s Tasting room offers both wine and beer tastings, which is fantastic if you are with someone who would rather drink beer than wine (crazy right). What separates Rose’s from other wine bars in San Diego is they only serve wine and beer made in San Diego! This makes it the prefect destination if you are visiting and want to see what they have to offer for both wine and beer.

If you happen to be planning your travel in May double check their website as every May San Diego has a Wine Fest and they offer some amazing Wine tasting experiences that even include a free souvenir wine glass.

Recommendations: Since they specialize in only San Diego wines you can’t go wrong with any of them on the menu. Ask for a flight so you can sample all types currently offered, they change their wines and Sangria’s monthly so check their website for their current menu when you are heading that way!

Someone showing a bottle of wine without a label

The Wine Shop

This quant boutique wine bar and shop is located in the old town of San Diego. They focus mainly on small production, sustainable, and family owned wineries. They feature natural wines, Mexican Wines, and old world wines. The Wine Shop’s main mission is to provide a community space for people to learn and enjoy wines. They host weekly wine and music events so make sure you check out their website so you can hit one of these amazing events up!

Recommendations: Ask them about a wine flight when there! It’s the best way to get a sample of their top wines of the month. Don’t forget to hit up one of their many music and wine events they offer during the week – including wine education nights, paint nights, and open mic nights.

Holding up glasses of wine

Charlie & Echo

Although not technically a wine bar Charlie & Echo is a winery that produces natural, craft wine from local vineyards. However they offer a beautiful inside and outdoor area to enjoy wine by the glass, bottle, or flights. Making it the perfect spot to enjoy some local made wines. This place has such a cool vibe to it! Staff are friendly and the owners motto is “we just want to have fun”.

You certainly will feel that when you walk in. They have TONS of events throughout each month, including wine clubs, where the first round is on them! It’s a super fun event and sure makes you feel welcome. They are constanly changing their wines so ensur eyou check their website before heading there.

Recommendations: because their wine rotates check out their flights they have to offer, this way you can sample the wines they are offering. Pick your favorite and order it! They have a fantastic menu to go along with their wines including adult lunchables – yes it’s as amazing as it sounds. Another great recommendations is their amazing truffle chips!

Friends enjoying wine and food together

The Barrel Room

The Barrel Room is a Vintage Wine Bar and Bistro that offers an amazing selection of wine while also having a full casual restaurant to enjoy at the same time. It has quickly become one of the most popular dining destinations in North County.

Their menu offers both European and American style Bistro and Restaurants. Lamb chops, chicken parmesan, and pistachio crusted seabass are highly recommended by both guests and staff when you arrive! So ensure you order one of those dishes with your tasty wine!

Recommendations: For wine get yourself a glass or bottle of The Palm Whispering Angel, it’s a delicious rose wine that a has a fantastic aromatic freshness not only on the nose but also followed by fruity nose on your palate. Pair this with the amazing lamb chops and you have yourself the most drool worthy meal and drink.

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