The Best Wine Bars In Columbus

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. 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

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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 including 20 for $20 tastings and collaborative community events. The bar has wine by the glass or flight, as well as draft beer and cocktails. Wine on High’s weekly specials includes Happy Hour from 12-6, Monday through Friday, as well as $4 Mimosas all day Sunday!

Location: 789 N High St.

Tastings- A Wine Experience

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Looking for a variety of options? Tastings has over 200 wines in stock and the entire selection is available by the taste, glass, or by the bottle. Talk about my perfect Friday night! The food menu at Tastings isn’t too shabby either, offering everything from cheese plates to seafood entrees.
Location: 958 North High St.

House Wine

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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.

The Wine Bistro

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Shop for a bottle you like and have the bistro pop the cork or just order a glass. The Wine Bistro has 3 locations around Columbus, all of which offer a wide selection of wine. There are intimate seating options perfect for date night or communal tables where the whole gang can gather.
Location: Various locations.

Meza Wine Shop

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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 St. (Westerville)

The Osteria at Camelot Cellars

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Enjoy amazing food and wine at The Osteria! The bar has a variety of wine selections, which you can purchase by glass or bottle, as well as flights and tasting options. Plus, when the weather is nice, they have an amazing patio!
Location: 901 Oak St.

The Refectory

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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 600 labels to choose from. The restaurant frequently hosts wine events, where the sommelier presents a variety of wine tastings featuring different winemakers and themes. Usually, these events include light hors d’oeuvres perfectly paired and prepared by Chef Blondin.
Location: 1092 Bethel Rd.

Coast Wine House

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If there was an award for 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 St. (Dublin)

Let’s get a move on. There’s wine out there waiting for us.


Originally published 3/4/19. Updated 2/28/20.

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