FIVE VANCOUVER WINE BARS THAT ARE WORTH STOPPING BY FOR A GLASS (OR TWO!)

(April 27, 2014 )

I love going out in this city, whether it be a great patio, a sports bar,  or a swanky whiskey bar. And of course eating! Vancouver has some of the best restaurants, cafes and eateries in the country - establishments all over the city pride themselves on taking fresh, local ingredients, cooking them to perfection and serving them up as some of the finest dishes Canada has to offer. Complementary to this fine food is the array of great wine Vancouver serves up, both from local wineries and from all over the world. If you're looking for a place to not only eat a nice meal, but to enjoy it with a delicious glass of wine, check out these top five spots around town.



Eclectic and Refined Wines at Uva Wine Bar

Uva Wine Bar, located at 900 Seymour Street, recently won the award for Best Wine Bar at the Georgia Straight Golden Plate awards. It's easy to see why! This beautiful establishment, which is located next to the Moda Hotel downtown, is a gorgeous sanctuary packed with an eclectic range of drinks and a refined list of wines. Located in the arts and culture district of the city, Uva oozes charm and charisma, as do many of the charming people who frequent it! Uva even has a delicious range of meat and cheeses to pair with your wines.

Yaletown Charm at Brix

Brix Restaurant and Wine Bar is located in a gorgeous heritage building at 1138 Homer Street in Yaletown. This building was built in 1912 and still maintains much of its original charm. Brix is not only a wine bar, it's a restaurant where you can sample great modern Canadian cuisine and have it paired with one (or two!) of the restaurant's amazing wines, 60 of which are available by the glass.

Night and Day at Giovane

The smart cookies at Giovane have set up a business that you may actually never have to leave! Giovane is a cafe by day, and while the sun shines, you can enjoy a range of pastries and breads along with some of the most stunning coffee Vancouver has to offer. Once the day is done, Giovane turns into a glorious wine bar that specializes in Italian wine; if you're in the mood to sample some of Italy's best, this is your place to find it. Giovane is a romantic, candlelit establishment, perfect for an intimate night out just for two. Visit them at 1038 Canada Place.

Wines and Brews at Tap & Barrel

Tap & Barrel in Coal Harbour can be found inside the new Vancouver Convention Centre at Burrard Landing. Once you've found this gorgeous location, it's time to find your perfect wine, many of which are on tap. There are 72 beer and wine taps at the bar, so get adventurous and try wine like you've never had it before. If you're looking to eat, sample some local produce, meat or chicken - it's all local and sustainable, so you can feel comforted in knowing that you're doing the environment a good deed while you eat well.

A Slice and a Glass at Novo

Novo Pizzeria and Wine Bar, located at 2118 Burrard Street, has a passion for two of life's little pleasures - pizza and wine. Novo's Italian-born owner makes authentic Neapolitan pizza and pairs it with some of the best wines from around the world - the business concept is simple, but effective! Indulge in a truly Italian experience at Novo by experiencing a great meal and enjoying the expansive wine bar.

There are so many great ways to enjoy food and drink in Vancouver, but the wine bar experience is second-to-none. So next time you're looking to take your special someone out for a romantic night, choose one of these great locations for great food and spectacular wine - all you need to bring is a smile and a healthy appetite!

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