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Nine Intimate Wine Bars in Minneapolis and St. Paul

From new and natural, to established corners with goblets of Zinfandel

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A wine selection with a side of art house vibes inside Troubadour in Uptown
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It’s no secret that wine shines in any season. Whether it’s a glass of rosé on a patio, mulled wine in the dead of winter, or that perfect flute of bubbly to mark a celebration. Read on for the best of the best wine bars in both Minneapolis and St. Paul, sure to satisfy in winter, spring, summer, or fall.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Troubadour Wine Bar

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2827 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 871-4073
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This sweet and quirky Uptown staple charms with laid back vibes, live music, and a solid small plates selection. And with a large “by the glass” wine list as well as a full bottle list, it’s ideal for just one…or seven. 

Three bottles of wine on a table surrounded by florals
A cozy little spot for discovering great bottles and live entertainment
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2. Bev's Wine Bar

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250 3rd Ave N #100
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 337-0102
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Skyline views and a cozy atmosphere, peppered with muted cheers from nearby Target Field, this wine bar has been open since 1995. Bev’s offers a blend of New World and Old World wine choices, sure to please the pickiest of palates. A focused bites menu rounds out the offerings of this Warehouse District winner. 

3. Trapeze

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1602 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 827-5710
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Anywhere that has an “oyster power hour” deserves some attention. But Trapeze’s true draw comes from its selection of hard to find effervescent wines, many of which are not stocked anywhere else in the Twin Cities. Be sure to plan accordingly, as this spot is only open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings.

A long, lean room that specializes in bubbles
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4. TERZO

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2221 W 50th St
Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 925-0330
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Modern Italian means a lot of things to a lot of people. In terms of the wine list at Terzo, it translates to eccelente. There are over 300 selections to choose from, including an ever-rotating “by the glass” menu at this Wine Spectator award-winning destination. 

A bar stocked with tons of wine bottles, with wooden shelves and burgundy-colored paint
The bar inside Terzo is a popular spot for neighbors and wine lovers
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5. Joan's in the Park

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631 Snelling Ave S
St Paul, MN 55116
(651) 690-3297
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This Highland Park eatery offers a mostly American but very approachable wine list to accompany its white tablecloth, from-scratch establishment. Wood and stone accents add warmth to the small and inviting space. Added bonus? It’s actually affordable too. 

6. Monello

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1115 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 353-6207
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Sophistication reigns at the gorgeous Monello in the Hotel Ivy. It also earns innovation points for offering orange wine by the glass, one of the only establishments in town to do so. Additionally, the staff and service are exemplary and make Monello a splurge-worthy experience. 

7. Riverview Wine Bar

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3747 42nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 729-4200
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Regionally-driven wine flights make this an easy addition to our favorite wine bars list. With that much sampling power, oenophiles should flock to this longtime neighborhood favorite. Plus, it has an impressive cozy factor and not snotty service. 

8. Bar Brava

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1914 N Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55411
(612) 208-1270
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Bar Brava’s natural wine list infuses the Minneapolis wine scene with some much needed funk. With a dedication to organically farmed, unfiltered, wild yeasted, low intervention wine, this space is truly one-of-a-kind. Modern finishes like subway tile and Edison bulbs round out the Brava aesthetic.  

A man walks behind a bar flanked by white subway tile, open shelves hold wine glasses, and a metal-topped bar is lined with bar chairs
A new, natural wine bar that’s a must-visit
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9. Meritage

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410 St Peter St
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 222-5670
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A longtime, hallowed, St. Paul eatery, Meritage, has a colossal wine list with options at every price. This bright and airy dining room, sleek oyster bar, and European-style terrace offer three distinct atmospheres for wine drinkers to enjoy. 

1. Troubadour Wine Bar

2827 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Three bottles of wine on a table surrounded by florals
A cozy little spot for discovering great bottles and live entertainment
Troubadour Wine Bar [Official]

This sweet and quirky Uptown staple charms with laid back vibes, live music, and a solid small plates selection. And with a large “by the glass” wine list as well as a full bottle list, it’s ideal for just one…or seven. 

2827 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408

2. Bev's Wine Bar

250 3rd Ave N #100, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Skyline views and a cozy atmosphere, peppered with muted cheers from nearby Target Field, this wine bar has been open since 1995. Bev’s offers a blend of New World and Old World wine choices, sure to please the pickiest of palates. A focused bites menu rounds out the offerings of this Warehouse District winner. 

250 3rd Ave N #100
Minneapolis, MN 55401

3. Trapeze

1602 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
A long, lean room that specializes in bubbles
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Anywhere that has an “oyster power hour” deserves some attention. But Trapeze’s true draw comes from its selection of hard to find effervescent wines, many of which are not stocked anywhere else in the Twin Cities. Be sure to plan accordingly, as this spot is only open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings.

1602 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408

4. TERZO

2221 W 50th St, Minneapolis, MN 55419
A bar stocked with tons of wine bottles, with wooden shelves and burgundy-colored paint
The bar inside Terzo is a popular spot for neighbors and wine lovers
Katie Cannon/Eater Twin Cities

Modern Italian means a lot of things to a lot of people. In terms of the wine list at Terzo, it translates to eccelente. There are over 300 selections to choose from, including an ever-rotating “by the glass” menu at this Wine Spectator award-winning destination. 

2221 W 50th St
Minneapolis, MN 55419

5. Joan's in the Park

631 Snelling Ave S, St Paul, MN 55116

This Highland Park eatery offers a mostly American but very approachable wine list to accompany its white tablecloth, from-scratch establishment. Wood and stone accents add warmth to the small and inviting space. Added bonus? It’s actually affordable too. 

631 Snelling Ave S
St Paul, MN 55116

6. Monello

1115 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Sophistication reigns at the gorgeous Monello in the Hotel Ivy. It also earns innovation points for offering orange wine by the glass, one of the only establishments in town to do so. Additionally, the staff and service are exemplary and make Monello a splurge-worthy experience. 

1115 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403

7. Riverview Wine Bar

3747 42nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Regionally-driven wine flights make this an easy addition to our favorite wine bars list. With that much sampling power, oenophiles should flock to this longtime neighborhood favorite. Plus, it has an impressive cozy factor and not snotty service. 

3747 42nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406

8. Bar Brava

1914 N Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411
A man walks behind a bar flanked by white subway tile, open shelves hold wine glasses, and a metal-topped bar is lined with bar chairs
A new, natural wine bar that’s a must-visit
Bar Brava [Official]

Bar Brava’s natural wine list infuses the Minneapolis wine scene with some much needed funk. With a dedication to organically farmed, unfiltered, wild yeasted, low intervention wine, this space is truly one-of-a-kind. Modern finishes like subway tile and Edison bulbs round out the Brava aesthetic.  

1914 N Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55411

9. Meritage

410 St Peter St, St Paul, MN 55102

A longtime, hallowed, St. Paul eatery, Meritage, has a colossal wine list with options at every price. This bright and airy dining room, sleek oyster bar, and European-style terrace offer three distinct atmospheres for wine drinkers to enjoy. 

410 St Peter St
St Paul, MN 55102

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