One of my favorite neighborhood wine bars is Vinoteca – located conveniently off the U street metro. I’ve probably been to Vinoteca more times than I can count and it’s always one of my top choices for Happy hour, especially if you are a wine lover. They have a great wine selection and offer wine flights, cheese plates and discounted small bites during happy hour, which goes everyday (including weekends!).
I love their back patio which is great for sipping wine on a sunny day, or if you want to play bocce with friends. It’s perfect for a date, a meet up with friends, or just a casual night where you want to try out some new wines. If you are feeling adventurous or if you really know your wines – they have this game where they give you 3 red/white “mystery” wines. Guess them right and you get it for free! They have flamenco dancers on Sunday nights, which is an absolute blast!
All in all, one of my favorite bars in the city and a place I take all visitors to for good drinks and good conversation.