Orlando, Florida boasts a diverse dining scene outside of the theme parks, which means you don’t have to settle for resort dining or buffets during your Orlando vacation. If you’re in the mood for a wine tasting or want to explore new flavors with a gourmet wine dinner, you’ll find several casual and upscale wine bars in Orlando to settle in for the evening. Here are some of the best picks of wine bars in Orlando:
Funky Monkey Wine Company
It’s quickly become a downtown favorite and happy hour locale, and the Funky Monkey Wine Company hosts special dinner events and wine tastings throughout the week. It’s a stylish but casual wine bar that caters to wine enthusiasts and foodies with eclectic tastes. Head here for tasty sushi platters, crab cake appetizers and hibachi-style shrimp to accompany your wine flight. Funky Monkey Wine Company is located at 912 N. Mills Avenue, Orlando; call (407) 427-1447 for more information.
K Restaurant Wine Bar
This award-winning wine bar and restaurant features dozens of sparkling wines, white blends, classic reds and dessert wines for any wine enthusiast. If you’re hungry, head to the food lounge in the side room for small plate dining and cocktails on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 6 -11 p.m. K Restaurant Wine Bar is located at 2401 Edgewater drive; call (407) 872-2332 for more information.
This European-style bistro and bar has earned dozens of positive reviews by locals and travelers alike, and features an award-winning wine list and a complete lineup of cheese plates, flatbreads and tempting desserts. Head here to relax and enjoy a modern, contemporary setting in the heart of Dr. Phillips; the Press 101 wine bar and bistro is located inside The Market Place at 7600 Dr. Phillips Boulevard, Orlando. Call (407) 351-2101 for more information.
This trendy, upscale wine lounge features a large selection of wine and beer from around the world. The venue uses local ingredients to infuse their cocktails with some extra flavor, and you can head here for wine tastings and other events throughout the week. SIP is open until midnight throughout ht week, and 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. You’ll find it at 724 Virginia Drive in Orlando; call (407) 894-4747 for more information.
Maduros Cigar and Wine Bar
This locally-owned cigar bar has a chic, sophisticated ambiance with oversized leather couches, dark wood tables and a 92″ HD projector for shows and film screenings. Settle in with your favorite glass of wine from the wine, port and beer bar and enjoy the latest music show in the entertainment lounge. Maduros Cigar and Wine Bar is located at 3593 S. Orange Avenue in Orlando; call (407) 857-4414 for more information.
Vines Grill and Wine Bar
If you’re exploring Southwest Orlando, head to the romantic date spot at Vines Grille and Wine Bar. The venue has become famous for its live entertainment showcase and gourmet dining experience but also features an extensive wine list. This bar has earned an ‘Award of Excellence’ three years in a row from Wine Spectator Magazine. Head here for dinner, cocktails and a jazz or blues concert. Vines Grille and Bar is located at 7533 W. Sand Lake Road in Orlando; call (407) 351-1227 for more information.