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Bostonians love drinking wine. And for good reason—the city is full of amazing wine bars. Whether you’re looking for a romantic rendezvous after hours or a brightly lit bar to unwind after work, there are plenty of places to choose from. Here’s a small sampling of some of the best wine bars in Boston.
Barcelona Wine Bar | South End
Located in the historic South End streets, this Zagat-rated restaurant features Spanish-inspired tapas and wine from around the world. A comprehensive wine list allows you to order a bottle or glass from one of the lesser-known regions of Portugal or Spain. Simple dishes made with olive oil, smoky paprika and lemon enhance subtleties of each vino. The décor is sophisticated and the setting intimate.
Les Zygomates | Leather District
You won’t find any cheesy cover bands at this trendy French bistro and wine bar. The live Jazz music is second only to the extensive wine list boasting over 50 different types from around the world. The private dining room is a great place to have a quiet conversation, while three other dining rooms accommodate larger groups and parties. Reservations are recommended.
Piattini Wine Café | Back Bay
Located in the heart of the Back Bay on Newbury Street, Piattini Wine Café is perhaps the best place to take a date. Enjoy dinner and a glass of vino outside on the secluded patio or inside the intimate dining room. Either way, you’ll fall in love at first sip. You don’t have to be a sommelier to appreciate the menu here either. Each wine is served with a card explaining its origins, tasting notes and other interesting information. Piattini is a great place for wine enthusiasts of all levels.
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