Best Wine Bar
Troubadour Wine Bar
Whether you’re an oenophile or neophyte, vino can be an intimidating endeavor. There are so many types! And with all of those choices to navigate, you want a kind, patient, and passionate person to talk you through all of it. They’ve got those people at Troubadour. Let them walk you through a list of bottles that rotates every 10 weeks, maintaining enough variety that the dedicated wine drinker cannot get bored. This moment’s list is devoted to organic wines. Last season it was female wine makers. Who knows what they have in store next? The space has a quiet “old Uptown” vibe, one of those tattered coffee shop-esque jobs with the impossible-to-get-out-of old couch, a coffee table you don’t feel bad kicking your feet up onto, and a bookshelf full of novels and games. It’s like your friend’s living room with live music seven nights a week. Over 40 wines by the glass mean you won’t be relegated to your typical wine rut, and you may discover that Slovenian Sauvignon Blanc is your new best friend. A few cheese and charcuterie plates plus sandwiches make up the snack list, putting sipping and hanging front-and-center at this undersung, best kept secret.