Arcadia has a plethora of wine bars! Friends are always asking me for Arcadia wine bar recommendations so I figured I would include some on here too. Whether looking for a cozy spot for date night or a fun atmosphere for girls night out, Arcadia & Camelback Corridor wine bars have something for everyone.
Probably one of the best known area wine bars is Postino WineCafé (most people just say “Postino’s”), but be careful when making plans to meet friends that you specify which location you’re meeting at (there are a few in the Valley). History buffs will appreciate knowing the Arcadia Postino is housed in the old Arcadia (1950s-era) Post Office. In patio weather garage doors swing up and double the socializing space (I was going to say the doors “let the outside in” but figured that sounded too much like a home decorating show). The atmosphere is vibrant, especially on weekends so this is a great place to meet friends and socialize with neighbors.
Sportsman’s Fine Wine & Spirits is not only a retail wine store, they also have a wine bar. If you’re wanting to try out new wines, you’ll like being able to do so at the wine bar. I’m always impressed with how knowledgeable the staff is. This is a great wine bar to try a sampling of wines paired with delectable food from their menu (consider letting the staff suggest pairings or simply “surprise you” – I’ve had great experiences doing both).
Those of you who know me may be surprised to find “Chick Rotisserie & Wine Bar” in this blog (I’m a vegetarian). While the food menu can be a bit meat-centric for those of us non-meat-eaters, I will admit they know a little something about vino and the wine selections tower (literally) impressively.
Central Bistro is modern with great outdoor seating. Their wine list is well done, and their food menu pairs wonderfully (they have French and Italian foods). The happy hour menu is fantastic – great food, and many are less than $5. They are known for having wonderful service. This is a great Camelback Corridor wine bar to enjoy wine before moving on to a more complete dinner there, or simply take advantage of their nice seating and enjoy conversation and drinks with friends. Their food and alcohol are farm-to-table, which I really enjoy and appreciate.
This is isn’t meant to be an all-inclusive list of Camelback Corridor wine bars – there are so many to enjoy! If you haven’t been to any of the above, add them to your “to try” list. What Arcadia wine bars are your favorites? Which are still on your “to try” list? Leave me a note – I love sharing Arcadia recommendations and receiving them!