Looking to sip on your favorite glass of wine? Or maybe it’s a hard-to-find gem you’re looking for? Whatever you seek in wine varieties, you can do so at one of West Virginia’s many relaxing wine bars. The perfect social environment, wine bars allow guests to mingle and sip on delicious wines, paired expertly with a meal. Here are the 6 best wine bars in the state!
Serving a five-county area, the Vintage Restaurant and Wine Bar in Elkins, West Virginia,is located in the foothills of the Mountain State. After an exhilarating day of hiking, fishing, or other outdoor activity, celebrate the end of your day by treating your taste buds to the culinary American delights and comfort foods to go with your favorite wine. Try the Creamy Charleston She-Crab Soup or one of the delicious appetizers like stuffed portabella mushrooms or fried calamari. Wine pairing choices are suggested with every entrée, such as a Dr. Loosen Riesling to go with the curried rice with chicken, beef, shrimp, or eggplant.
From a great red and white wine list to an extensive listing of lagers, IPAs, ales, hard ciders, stouts, and wine coolers, you’ll find something that appeals to your palate and the pairs well with one of the specialty sandwiches, like the famous Coleman’s fish sandwich, or a philly steak hoagie. Perhaps a dinner entrée like a cooked-to-order angus filet or New York strip steak or a build-a-burger is more to your liking. Either way, if you have questions, friendly servers will be happy to give suggestions.
Located inside Ichiban Pan-Asian Restaurant, Bar 101 in Charleston, West Virginia, is fast becoming one of the premier places to gather for the best nightlife and wine choices in the Kanawha Valley area. Happy Hour is from 3 p.m. to closing on Mondays and Tuesdays and there are food and drink discounts on other nights. Classes are offered regularly and if you like to dance, then this is the place to be.
Knowledgeable wait staff will be the first thing you notice when you visit The Wine Bar at Vintner Valley in Morgantown, West Virginia. Your taste buds will be happy with the selection of artisan cheeses, pastas, salads, and pizza, but if you just can’t choose, you can try one of the pairing samples to go with your wine of choice or a design-it-yourself charcuterie with a mouthwatering selection of meats and cheeses like Genoa salami, chorizo, prosciutto, and fresh mozzarella, gruyere, and cocoa cardona. Cocktail flights may be just the thing to let you sample a few new drinks to find your new favorite. A great hidden gem with an upscale dinner atmosphere.
With over 40 different wines from all over the world, the Sip, Wine and Whiskey Bar in Huntington, West Virginia is the city’s first and only wine bar. Happy Hours, wine tastings, and sipology classes are regularly scheduled, and flights are available to let you try between microbrews, wines, and other brews. They also offer excellent choices from a Sweet and Savory menu, charcuterie trays, make-your-own cheese plates, and fresh made soups and salads.
The privately-owned steakhouse opened in 2016 with a vision of becoming the top steak place in the Mountain State. Bartini in Morgantown, West Virginia may have lofty goals, but with their staff dedicated to providing top quality food, great service, and a welcoming environment, it won’t be surprising when they meet that goal. During Happy Hour Monday through Friday, all menu items are half-price. They have food specials, including sushi, sliders, and tacos, and you’ll have to try one of their signature martinis.