One of the many things that I love about living in LA is that we’re now within driving distance of Las Vegas. T’s parents live right outside of Vegas, and it’s been nice to be able to hop in the car to enjoy some family time — and being in the entertainment capital of the world doesn’t hurt, either!
4 Favorite Wine Bars in Las Vegas, NV
Over the past eight months, I’ve been on the hunt for the best wine bars in Las Vegas. As much as I love a good cocktail (and there’s no shortage of those in Vegas!), there’s nothing quite like a glass of wine to unwind. Over time, I’ll be updating this list, but here are my current favorite wine bars in Las Vegas.
1. Wally’s at Resorts World
Wally’s is a wine shop, and restaurant is located in Resorts World towards the end of the Strip. I was personally blown away by how extensive their wine list is. They’ve got a fantastic Coravin program so that you can try fine wines by the glass. Plus, Wally’s doesn’t have a significant markup on wine either. So you can try some of the best wines in the world here for a very attainable price.
Their restaurant is also incredible — get the baked brie, you won’t regret it! They also have surf and turf options and a pretty unique cheese and charcuterie selection. In addition to their restaurant, there’s also a retail shop in the back. So consider picking up a bottle of wine, cheese, charcuterie, and caviar to-go.
If you’re looking for a great place on the Strip to grab a glass of wine, Wally’s is #1 on my list. The ambiance here is incredible, the staff is very knowledgeable and friendly, and the selection here cannot be beaten.
2. Vegas Valley Winery
Twenty minutes away from the Strip is Vegas Valley Winery, the first and only winery in Las Vegas. They source their grapes from California. But all of their wines are made right in Nevada. They also currently offer flights, wines by the glass, and tours if you’re interested in learning more about their production process.
I was pleasantly surprised by the wines here. They were all really well done. And they even had some harder-to-find varietals like Petit Verdot. Their 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon recently won Double Gold at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, which is quite an impressive feat.
RE: ambiance — I will say that while the actual tasting room is gorgeous, it is located in more of a warehouse district (the “Booze District,” as they call it!!) Don’t expect great views, but do expect great wine.
3. Garagiste Wine Room
Located in the Arts District, Garagiste Wine Room is a laid-back spot to enjoy some of the best wines from around the world. I was impressed with their wine list and flight options — lot’s of incredible wine options to choose from here. And their staff is very knowledgeable and can help you find the perfect wine. Also, don’t miss the charcuterie board here — they hand slice their meats!
The atmosphere here was pretty lively and social, which we loved. I’d recommend sitting at the bar so you can chat with the staff for wine recommendations and also mingle with other guests.
Parking in the Arts District can be a bit of a nightmare. So I’d highly recommend taking an Uber/Lyft if you want to explore this area! Make sure to budget some time to go mural or brewery hopping in the neighborhood after you’ve grabbed wine at Garagiste.
4. French Cellar By Partage
French Cellar is a concept store created by the team at Partage Restaurant, which offers modern French dining. This wine bar carries only the best French wines that are hand-picked by their sommelier. So if you’re looking to be transported to French wine country while in Vegas, this is the perfect spot to do so.
All of the bottles at French Cellar are available to go, or you can grab a glass of wine here and some snack boards as well (which I would highly recommend doing!) They offer cheese, charcuterie, and smoked salmon boards, as well as escargot to snack on.
The French Cellar does have a pretty popular wine club and is sometimes closed for private events. So make sure to give them a call to see if they’re open before making the trip out!
What are your favorite wine bars in Las Vegas? Let me know in the comments below!
Photos by Tom McGovern