Summer calls for nights out on the patio with a good glass of wine. Relax and unwind at some of the best wine bars in Las Vegas where you can find a breadth of selections and a patio suited for conversation. Here are the top five wine bars in Sin City.
1 Marche Bacchus
This place isn’t for the feint of heart. Weave your way through the 950 bottles of wine available in the wine store and make your way onto the patio overlooking Lake Jacqueline. Expect to find French bistro fare to go with your wine. Buy a bottle to go with your dinner for only $10 over the cost in the store.
2 Double Helix
When you’re in the mood for wine, head over to Double Helix Bar at the Shoppes at the Palazzo for a selection of more than 300 wines by the bottle and 50 wines by the glass. The boutique features a VIP room where a collection of classic vintage Bordeaux among other reserve wines are kept at an ideal temperature. Double Helix also offers weekly wine tasting events. Each features a different winery whose varietal collections are available for sale at the boutique. The tastings take place every Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. with a $5 charge per participant and includes a complimentary Double Helix wine glass and 10 percent discount on the featured wines of the day. Or take part in the happy hours every day from 2 to 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. to close at the bar.
3 The Wine Cellar
The Wine Cellar contains 50,000 bottles valued at more than $10 million. As you stroll upon rustic rock tile and pass through rock and brick archways, you'll come across rare museum pieces like a bottle of 1800 Madeira from the cellar of Thomas Jefferson or the 1855 to 1990 vertical collection of Chateau d'Yquem, valued at $2 million.
4 Grape Street Café Wine Bar & Cellar
This little treasure tucked away off Buffalo Drive and West Lake Mead Boulevard looks like a wine cellar with its exposed brick walls and concrete floor. You may think you’ve stepped out of Las Vegas and into Napa Valley. Slip onto the patio for a glass of one of the 75 to 90 wines served up individually. Pair your wine with the Mediterranean fare or try it with the chocolate fondue. When you can’t decide what to drink, go for a flight.
5 Hostile Grape
Travel to Italy, France, Spain, South Africa, Germany and back to the United States with the 160 wines by the glass at the Hostile Grape at the M Resort. This wine bar designed to look like a contemporary cellar features an innovative dispensing system that uses pre-paid tasting cards so you can try as many or pour as much wine as you like. The oenophiles will appreciate the selection of boutique wines while novices can try their luck with different samples until they find one they love.