There’s nothing quite like a nice glass of wine at the end of a long day.
The first archaeological evidence of wine is dated to 7,000 BCE in China. Clearly, we’re fans. The wine really is the perfect beverage. Not only does it taste great, but it’s also usually the start of a very good time and when consumed in moderation, is reported to have some amazing health benefits. Not that you need any convincing.
Here are the best places in Columbus where you can grab a glass or a bottle (we’re not judging) of your favorite wine.
Wine on High
Wine on High is a retail wine shop, bar, and private event space in the heart of the Short North. The shop hosts fun events and has wine by the glass or flight, as well as draft beer and cocktails. Wine on High also runs some epic weekly specials.
Location: 789 N High St.
Website: Wine on High
House Wine is a great place to grab a glass of wine for a post-work hangout. At House Wine, you can join Wine Club, participate in special events and tastings, or just come in for a glass of something wonderful.
Location: 644 High Street in Worthington
Website: House Wine
Meza Wine Shop
Meza Wine Shop is the cutest little wine heaven! Located in downtown Westerville, the shop has over 600 wine labels (wowza) from around the world in “every price range and for every occasion.” The bar hosts weekly tastings on Fridays and fun events like Ladies’ Nights.
Location: 48 N State Street in Westerville
Website: Meza Wine Shop
Obviously, this isn’t just a wine bar. The Refectory is one of the most award-winning restaurants in Columbus. They also happen to have one of the most amazing wine cellars, with over 700 labels to choose from. The restaurant frequently hosts wine events, where the sommelier presents a variety of wine tastings featuring different winemakers and themes.
Location: 1092 Bethel Rd.
Website: The Refectory
Coast Wine House
If there was an award for the most photogenic wine bar, Coast Wine House would definitely win. Located in Dublin, this place is the perfect spot to gather with your friends, get cozy, and spill some tea. In addition to a delicious variety of wine, they also serve beer, cocktails, snacks, and cheese boards. Something for everyone, my friends.
Location: 75 S. High Street in Dublin
Website: Coast Wine House
The Laundry at Hausfrau Haven
Hausfrau Haven is a wine and beer “haven” located in the historic German Village. It’s a massive boutique wine store that has a huge selection of labels, including rare wines. The Laundry is named after the laundry mat that sat next to Hausfrau Haven for years. Now, it’s been completely renovated into one of the most gorgeous wine bars in the city.
Location: 769 South Third St. in German Village
Website: The Laundry at Hausfrau Haven