Nectar of the gods, honey of the vines, ambrosia in a glass: No matter what you call it, people will flock to drink it.
Ever since humanity began producing and drinking wine (which some estimates place around the year 6000 B.C.), society has hosted gatherings dedicated to drinking the stuff.
But nothing can ruin a glass like a bad ambiance. To that effect, Yelp revealed the top 25 wine bars across the U.S., as voted on by users.
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And although one may expect the country’s best wine bars to be based exclusively in California’s Napa Valley, Yelp reviewers found locations to love all around the country. This year’s top picks scatter across the continent, from Washington to Florida and plenty of places in between (including Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Wyoming). There’s even a top contender in Hawaii.
The wine bars also range in functionality. Some may prefer to relax with wine and tapas while others may want to visit a vineyard and discover the process that takes grapes from vine to vino. No matter the type of wine you’re looking to imbibe, these are the best places to do so.
Scroll through to discover the 25 best American wine bars, according to Yelp reviewers from around the country.