11 incredible wine bars in Birmingham + special Valentine’s deals

Classic Wine Company
What’s your favorite wine to sip? (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Cheers to sipping on the finest wine during date night or an evening with your best gals. If you’re looking to sip on red, white or rosĂ©, head to one of these wine bars and restaurants in The Magic City.

1. Aviné

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Classy + delicious. (Bham Now)

If I’m looking for a girl’s night out where I can dress to the nines, you bet AvinĂ© is on the list of places to go. With wine from all over the world like France, Italy and California, there’s something for everyone. Plus, AvinĂ© is located near other favorites like Queen’s Park, The Collins Bar and House of Found Objects, so you can keep the night going.

2. Bar La FĂȘte

Bar La FĂȘte
Be transported to the streets of Paris from The Magic City. (Stacey Allen / Bar La FĂȘte)

Bar La FĂȘte may be one of the most beautiful restaurants I’ve ever seen. Don’t just take my word—Robb Report’s list agrees with me. With an array of French wines and French-inspired plates, you’ll be saying oh lĂ  lĂ .

3. Classic Wine Bar

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Absolutely stunning. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

It’s all in the name—Classic Wine Company is classy and full of wines at all price points. For more than 30 years, this Homewood spot has been a staple to find wines to sip in store and at home.

Be on the lookout for their Valentine’s Day dinner menu—there will be six courses of food and Italian wine parings for $100 a person.

4. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

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Can you say YUM? (Flemings)

Sophisticated dining is better when there’s wine to sip. Elegance is eating beef carpaccio and a truffle-poached lobster with a glass of pinot noir.

Enjoy surf and turf from February 10-14 with your loved one as you share a 35oz prime Tomahawk, lobster tail scampi and crab-stuffed shrimp. This date night is $230—make reservations online.

5. Freddy’s Wine Bar

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Freddy’s Wine Bar is the place to be. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Freddy’s Wine Bar in Highland Park is the go-to spot for my gal pals and me—chances are you’ll find us chatting over glasses of wine and a charcuterie board. I’m an absolute sucker for their gnocchi mac and cheese with prosciutto paired with a glass of pinot grigio. If you’re a fan, get excited about the new location opening in Homewood. Summer can’t come fast enough!

Looking to start off your Valentine’s evening with a drink? Stop by Freddy’s from 4-6PM for $2 off a glass of select wine.

6. Galley & Garden

The entrance at Galley and Garden. (Photo via Gallery and Garden Instagram)
I’m in love with how beautiful this restaurant is. (Galley & Garden / Instagram)

Voted as one of the top 100 wine restaurants in the US by Wine Enthusiasts, you know you have to try out this restaurant’s delectable menu. Plus, it ranked first as the most romantic restaurant in Alabama, so you better plan a date night here ASAP.

Speaking of date night, Galley & Garden is inviting you and your S.O. here for Valentine’s Day. I can’t wait to try out their boeuf bourguignon and chocolate-covered strawberries. Find the full menu on their Instagram. Dinner is $95 per person and reservations can be made by calling 205.939.5551.

7. Golden Age Wine

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Cheers to nights in The Magic City. (Golden Age Wine / Facebook)

It’s no secret that the people behind Golden Age Wine are pros. With scrumptious charcuterie boards and the finest wine to pair with them, you’ll become a regular at this spot. Personally, I love the three-wine flight option so I can test some of the staff’s favorites.

8. Hop City Beer & Wine

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Cheers! (Hop City Birmingham / Facebook)

Newsflash—Hop City is much more than beer. If you’re a wine lover, visit this spot in Pepper Place ASAP for the tastiest dry and sweet wines. With so many options, it’s practically impossible to leave without a bottle to take home.

9. Red or White

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Making dinner plans ASAP. (Matthew Niblett / Bham Now)

I adore Forest Park and this wine bar is one of the reasons why. It’s not just an amazing spot to munch on tasty food and sip on wine. Red or White is also a wine store, so you can pick up your favorite bottle and have a night in. Plus, it’s just steps away from Juniper if you want to try out a classy gin cocktail.

10. The Wine Loft

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Cheese and wine. The perfect pair. (The Wine Loft)

Upscale and sophisticated, The Wine Loft is perfect for those with refined taste. With an abundance of wines and small bites, it’s an incredible spot for date night.

11. Vino

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If you love Mediterranean food, you have to try this restaurant. (Vino / Facebook)

A warm evening sitting on Vino’s patio in English Village with a glass of wine is the definition of immaculate vibes. If I had to choose a last meal, it may be Vino’s penne with vodka sauce and grilled salmon. Trust me, it’s a must-try.

Looking for Wine Wednesday deals? Find out which places have deals worth cheering to in Birmingham.

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Selah Vetter
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