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Best Places to Drink Wine in New Orleans | Top 10 Spots for a Sip

07:00 March 01, 2024
By: Staff

New Orleans is one of the most colorful and popular tourist destinations in all of the United States. The city is famed for its world class cuisine, fantastic music, infectious fun, and welcoming nature. In addition, its drinking culture is one of the many, many draws that brings scores of people to the Crescent City.

Everyone knows that New Orleans is the place to go for a fun cocktail or creative drink. And we are definitely known for our daiquiri culture. But the truth is, New Orleans isn't all daiquiris and Hurricanes! In fact, our Where Y'at writers even like to make their own homemade cocktails from time to time. But try some wine next time you're out and about. Check out these relaxing spots in the Big Easy for a glass of your favorite wine.

10 Best Places to Drink Wine in New Orleans

1. Copper Vine

1001 Poydras St., (504) 208-9535, coppervine.com

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Take a seat and relax at Copper Vine during restaurant week. Not only is their wine list to die for, but their outdoor wine garden is the perfect place for your next Happy Hour outing. Their happy hour features special snack pairings by Chef Amy Mehrtens under $7, as well as $8 wine flights and local brew flights.

In addition to wine, their menu can't be beat. They serve bistro style cuisine with a Southern flare. Start off with their brussel sprouts and Louisiana crawfish beignets. Some standout options on the dinner menu include short rib ragu pappardelle or their bourbon-glazed pork chop, but the entire menu of food and drinks is worth the trip to Copper Vine.

2. Bacchanal Wine

600 Poland Ave., (504) 948-9111, bacchanalwine.com

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Best known as New Orleans' own backyard party, Bacchanal Wine provides great drinks and live entertainment. The wine bar hosts performers every day of the week! Find the full schedule on their website to see some outstanding artists and musicians.

Bacchanal Wine also hosts weekly events like Wine Wednesday, where guests can enjoy free wine tastings from 4 to 6 p.m. Don't forget to pair your favorite cheeses with your wine selection! Bacchanal Wine allows you to make your own cheese board, along with your drinks! With all they have to offer, it's no wonder that Bacchanal Wine is top of the list!

3. Orleans Grapevine

720 Orleans Ave., (504) 523-1930, orleansgrapevine.com

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Since 1808, Orleans Grapevine has been serving guests with only the best service and drinks. After its original construction several hundred years ago, the building that Orleans Grapevine now calls home was a Creole restaurant with stables in the back for horses and carriages.

The bistro's current owners renovated the building to maintain its old-fashioned charm, while keeping up with modern appeals. Come to this lovely French Quarter establishment to get a traditional New Orleans experience and some fantastic wine!

4. Bayou Wine Garden

315 N. Rendon St., (504) 826-2925, bayouwinegarden.com

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Head down to Mid-City to try Bayou Wine Garden! BWG has 36 rotating wines on tap at exceptional prices! The wine bar boasts a casual atmosphere with selections for wine lovers of all knowledge levels!

The space also includes a sophisticated Southern kitchen, as well as a charming patio setting. To top it all off, if wine isn't really your thing, head across the patio to BWG's sister bar: Bayou Beer Garden! Test out their full wine and cocktail list today!

5. Bar Tonique

820 N. Rampart St., bartonique.com

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Bar Tonique is an inclusive cocktail and wine bar that welcomes all who come through their doors with open arms. It was established in 2008 as the first free-standing craft cocktail bar in New Orleans.

Bar Tonique has a majority BIPOC and LGBTQ+ identifying staff and continues to support and promote equitable programs in the bar and service industry. Since New Orleans is the No. 1 city for gay dating, this is the perfect spot to stop in for a glass of wine on a romantic date night. The bar also hosts Turning Tables mentees, giving folks opportunities who might have otherwise experienced many hurdles in trying to enter the industry. Check out this amazing staff and their curated wine list, today!

6. Bouligny Tavern

3641 Magazine St., (504) 891-1810, boulignytavern.com

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Located uptown on Magazine Street, Bouligny Tavern is a captivating space for a special night out. This vintage bar was opened in 2010 and sits adjacent to Lilette, its sister restaurant.

The ever-evolving wine and cocktail selections can be best described as diverse and sophisticated. Choose from a list of snacks, charcuterie, small plates, or sweets to pair with your wine! Try anything from Bouligny Tavern's 60-bottle wine list!

7. Delachaise

3442 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-0858, thedelachaise.com

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This cozy wine bar is a strong contender among the best in the city. It is located on St. Charles Avenue, right next to the historic St. Charles streetcar. Delachaise serves over 350 wines, 36 of which are under $36!

Not only are they known for a beautiful atmosphere and refined wine experience, but their fries have been named some of the best in Louisiana, several years in a row! Try their summer drinks and bar snacks! For extra excitement, visit Chais Delachaise on Maple Street, their sister location and bistro! Don't miss out on this classic New Orleans wine experience!

8. Oak & Ale

8118 Oak St., (504) 302-1485, oakandalenola.com

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Oak & Ale is an upscale wine bar and beer tavern that has all kinds of different offerings that patrons can enjoy. In addition to reds, whites, bubbles, rosé, and orange, the establishment also has plenty of choices for both beer and craft cocktails.

While at Oak & Ale, enjoy delicious selections of appetizers and sandwiches, as well as Mexican and Honduran-style tacos. Visit for happy hour Monday to Friday from 4-7 p.m. for $5 on a rotating selection of red, white, or bubbling wines, as well as $6 for fries with aioli or hummus with vegetables.

9. The Fountain Lounge

130 Roosevelt Way, (504) 648-1200, therooseveltneworleans.com

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The Fountain Lounge is a modern bar, located downtown. As a part of the Roosevelt Hotel, it carries the rich history and timelessness of its location. The lounge has extensive breakfast, brunch, and dinner menus that can be paired with anything from their wonderful wine collection.

They are now doing specials on Mondays with their famous, four-decade old recipe for fried chicken. Feel free to check out other dining experiences within the Roosevelt Hotel, including The Sazerac Bar, Domenica, Teddy's Cafe, and The Rooftop!

10. Wrong Iron

3523 Toulouse St., (504) 302-1503, wrongiron.com

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Wrong Iron is a beautiful patio bar located in the heart of Mid-City. Aptly named after railroad tracks running in the opposite direction to traffic, Wrong Iron is a place to help you "slow down, recharge, and relax."

This social establishment has an extensive list of wines and cocktails to choose from. They also host a series of food trucks that pull-up every day, including the famous Gnarly Taco Truck. Wrong Iron is a dog-friendly business, so Fido is always welcome to join you and your crew!

Red, White, And Any Wine You Like is in NOLA

New Orleans is one of the best places in America to get a good drink. Whether it be a simple glass of beer or a creative cocktail, the Big Easy has your needs covered. There are so many places in the city to get a good glass of wine, some of which are some of the highest rated food and drink establishments in the country. So the next time you're in NOLA, make sure to head to any of these 10 fantastic spots for some wine.

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