FOOD & WINE Magazine’s Top Unconventional Wine Bar Picks Around the Country

Check out some really interesting wine bars from FOOD & WINE Magazine that stray from the  traditional. For New Yorkers, check out By the Ounce at Bouley Bakery.  Wines are sold by the ounce, the half-glass and glass. Elegant finger foods to compliment the wine are available such as charcuterie, cheeses and caviar, and of course are all sold by the ounce: 120 West Broadway (Duane Street), (917) 237-3207.

Wine Bars 2.0

Bookstores and coffee shops have become great places to taste wine, and restaurants are offering their own new ways to tap into wine trends.

By Emily Kaiser, Jen Murphy

The New Tasting Rooms

These unconventional wine bars appeal to connoisseurs of all kinds, from beer geeks to artisanal-cheese fanatics to book lovers.

Bouley Bakery.Bouley Bakery. Photo © Nicole Bartelme. 

CHICAGO: ROOTSTOCK

This hip new bar puts equal emphasis on small-production beers and wines.

IOWA CITY: PRAIRIE LIGHTS

A favorite of David Sedaris’s, this cult bookstore added a wine bar to pay homage to a literary society that drank there in the 1930s.

NEW YORK: BY THE OUNCE AT BOULEY BAKERY

David Bouley now turns his stellar bakery into a wine bar at night, with pours in amounts as small as an ounce. To eat: a great cheese selection.

SEATTLE: FONTÉ CAFE AND WINE BAR

This excellent micro-roaster’s first café serves flights of rare coffees, as well as wines selected by former Herbfarm sommelier Tysan Dutta.

Where to Get Wine on Tap

Wine KegsPhoto © Two Urban Licks 

ATLANTA: TWO URBAN LICKS

The restaurant stores its entire list of more than 40 American wines in stainless steel kegs.

LOS ANGELES: FATHER’S OFFICE

Sang Yoon sells both wine and beer on draft at the Culver City branch of his beer-centric bar and restaurant.

OAKLAND, CA: CHOP BAR

The eco-conscious new Jack London Square restaurant serves more than half of its locally driven wine list from kegs.

SAN FRANCISCO: FRANCES

Melissa Perello’s new restaurant sells two house wines on tap, custom-blended by California’s Core Wine Company.

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