Two women toasting wine glasses at La Bouche

22 Best Wine Bars in Denver

At Delicious Denver Food Tours, we’re obsessed with all things food and wine — so much so, that we recently launched a Denver Wine Walk to spotlight this favorite libation. Our guided experience stops at three incredible spots, but there are several more wine bars in Denver worth paying a visit.

In this guide, we highlight both popular picks and lesser-known gems in neighborhoods across the city. Find every preferred ambiance, tasting rooms and full restaurants, and even urban wineries that host tours. Plus, we share several happy hours for wine drinkers that you won’t want to miss!  

The modern interior of Barcelona Wine Bar

Known for its Spanish wines and cuisine, premium chain Barcelona Wine Bar is one of our favorite restaurants in RiNo. The extensive 23-page beverage list also covers wine regions outside of the Iberian Peninsula, including other parts of Europe, South America, and the United States. Speak with your server to pair these with charcuterie and cheese, an assortment of tapas (like its popular bacon-wrapped dates and pork belly a la plancha), platters of paella, and olive oil cake for dessert.

Carboy Winery's sparkling rosé

Carboy Winery is one of our favorite wine bars in Denver. It’s located on the border of the Speer and Capitol Hill neighborhoods. The company also has locations in nearby Littleton, as well as Breckenridge and Palisade. Many varietals celebrate the unique terroir of Colorado’s Grand Valley, while others are sourced from Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills AVAs.    

Take a tour of its Littleton winery for a behind-the-scenes look, or book a tasting to experience its American West wines. Self-guided sampling is also available via its curated flights. Already know what you like? Order a glass or bottle alongside flavorful small plates and charcuterie.

A group of women toasting glasses on our Denver Wine Walk

Whether you’re a local or visiting the Mile High, our guided tour is the best way to experience several top wine bars in Denver. The 2.5-hour itinerary starts at a European bistro, where you’ll be served two sommelier-selected wines and arguably, the most delicious French onion soup in the city. From there, your guide will take you towards Union Station, a stunning historic landmark. Enjoy two more distinct wines and small plates, followed by a four-glass wine flight and artisan chocolates at your final stop in the trendy Dairy Block micro-district. 

Along the leisurely half-mile walk, your guide will share insights about Denver and its ever-evolving dining scene. The tour is hosted Friday through Sunday from 4-6:30 pm and is priced at $110 per person.

The industrial-chic interior of The Infinite Monkey Theorem

Women-owned and operated, The Infinite Monkey Theorem is one of the best things to do in RiNo. Guests can tour its urban winery and book exclusive tastings of its bottled, kegged, and canned wines — which are also served in its industrial-chic taproom and on its spacious patio. Additionally, this wine bar often hosts community events including live music, comedy nights, trivia, and pop-ups from local small businesses, plus special activities on First Fridays.

Plated entrées and glasses of wine from The Velvet Cellar

Located two blocks southwest of Union Station, The Velvet Cellar offers an upscale ambiance and incredible wine flights. Appreciate the diversity and distinct qualities of red, white, or sparkling wines sourced from around the world; or dive deep into Italian wines from various micro-climates, from the Piedmont region to Mount Etna’s volcanic terroir. Complement these glasses with globally-inspired plates like its ricotta-stuffed Scotch olives; Korean lollipops made with a gochujang barbeque sauce; and steak frites marinated in a whiskey barrel shoyu glaze.

Three bottles of Attimo wine resting on a barrel

Founded by iconic restaurateur Jon Schlegel, Attimo Wine is set in the Ballpark District and is one of the best things to do around Coors Field. Natural light fills its polished, inviting tasting room and on its patio, you’ll find an equally welcoming aesthetic, complete with bistro lights and comfortable seating. 

The menu consists of wines made on-site, created with grapes grown in various regions of Italy — where Schlegel lived for several years, connecting with local producers. By cutting out the middleman, guests to Attimo enjoy premium wines at a fraction of the cost.

Small plates and flights from Blanchard Family Wines backdropped by Dairy Block

Blanchard Family Wines’ indoor and outdoor space is located in the Dairy Block micro-district — and it’s a beloved stop on our Denver Wine Walk. Owned by two brothers, James and Mark Blanchard, the boutique winery specializes in various California and Colorado appellations, including the Grand Valley region on the Western Slope. Order a wine flight to sample several reds, whites, or sparkling wines; or create a custom selection with the help of its knowledgeable staff. Add to the experience with charcuterie and artisan snacks from local vendors. 

A man sampling three bottles of wine on Noble Riot's patio

Noble Riot is set within Denver Central Market and like the RiNo neighborhood, it’s far from pretentious. While its modern furnishings are similar to what you’d find in many wine bars in Denver, the windows are adorned in graffiti and its alley patio is decked out in vibrant street art. Order a bottle of bubbles and a bucket of its famed fried chicken, or consider pairing its unique selection of orange wines with a build-your-own board. Available accoutrements include tinned fish, artisanal cheese, and crudités served with roasted red pepper hummus.

Small plates and wine cocktails from Deep Roots, one of the best wine bars in Denver

Another RiNo gem, this winery and bistro shares its massive space with craft brewery Bierstadt Lagerhaus. The atmosphere is undeniably fun, with giant lawn games and frequent events, including live music and comedy nights. Similar to the vibe, Deep Roots’ offers an approachable menu featuring a refreshing Aperol spritz and hard lemonades blended with pomegranate or blood orange cabernets. Curated flights add to the selection, as does a food menu featuring generously plated charcuterie, prosciutto and brie pizza, and red wine truffles for dessert.

The intimate interior of Neighbor's Wine Bar

A beloved mainstay in South Park Hill, Neighbor’s Wine Bar offers a sunny patio by day and a cozy, dimly-lit atmosphere by night. While the ambiance is intimate, its wine list is extensive with dozens of options for every preference, served by the bottle, glass, or three-part flight. The food menu is also lengthy, featuring an assortment of cheeses and charcuterie, plus sandwiches and small plates including mini crab cakes, burrata, and bacon-wrapped dates.

A risotto dish paired with glass of white wine at Sunday Vinyl

Few wine bars in Denver are better suited for special occasions than Sunday Vinyl. Set right next to the Union Station train tracks, it’s one of the most anticipated stops on our Denver Wine Walk. There’s a lot to love about this upscale eatery. For one, you can’t beat its sommelier-selected wine list and daily “dream flights,” which feature three special reserves from its cellar. Oysters, Kaluga caviar, Wagyu bavette, and more mouthwatering plates tempt you to order every dish on the menu — all while its extensive record collection keeps you guessing what ambient track will play next.

The industrial-chic interior of Bigsby's Folly

Located on the north end of RiNo, Bigsby’s Folly features a large tasting room with an industrial-meets-artsy aesthetic. It also has a spacious dog-friendly patio, perfect for sipping on its small-batch vintages sourced from Colorado, California, and Oregon. Add to your visit with one of several experiences like wine bottling demonstrations, custom blending sessions, and reserve list tastings. Alternatively, pop in for dinner or weekend brunch — the latter of which, of course, includes bubbly mimosas.

Wine, a bruschetta board, and other dishes from Postino

Unlike most of our favorite wine bars in Denver, Postino is a chain establishment — but still well-deserving of inclusion. There are five locations in Colorado, three of which occupy Denver zip codes. Happy hour, available daily through 5 pm, is one of the best times to visit, as all glasses of wine are discounted to $6 per. Additionally, Postino offers an unbeatable deal after 8 pm on Mondays and Tuesdays: $25 for a bottle of wine and one of its signature bruschetta boards. Crisp paninis, crunchy salads, and delicious brunch plates add to the food selection.

Four bottles of Balistreri Vineyards wine on a granite counter

Surrounded by North Washington industrial complexes, Balistreri Vineyards is an unexpected gem that feels completely separate from its neighboring businesses. Privacy fencing, lush trees, and bistro lights decorate the large outdoor lawn, which serves as an event venue. Inside is equally as spacious, yet warm and inviting. 

Head to the bar to taste its award-winning natural wines, each sourced from Colorado’s Grand Valley. Its unique orange-style white wines are also not to be missed. For the full experience, book lunch reservations to enjoy beef tartare, Calabrian mussels, syrah-braised lamb pappardelle, and more decadent bites.

The European-inspired interior of Bistro LeRoux

Luxe details in blue and gray hues characterize the interior of Bistro LeRoux, one of the city’s most romantic restaurants. Favorites on the menu include its mussels provençal, truffled deviled eggs, and signature French onion soup topped with melted gruyère cheese. Heartier fare, including onion-crusted short rib and housemade pastas, pair just as well with its lengthy wine list, which largely spotlights European regions. Join us on our Denver Wine Walk to best experience this downtown eatery.

Two women toasting wine glasses at La Bouche

Wine bar La Bouche offers a curated French-American menu in the City Park West neighborhood — along with one of Denver’s best happy hours. Enjoy wines by the bottle or glass, along with build-your-own charcuterie boards, quiche Lorraine, and other Parisian small plates. The chic atmosphere is equally transportive with Breton stripe wallpaper, white marble, and black and white photos framed on the walls. Take a seat indoors or on its sunny patio.

Sienna Wine Bar's patio and blue exterior

Sienna is a charming escape in Congress Park, and one of our favorite wine bars in Denver. Every day from 3-6 pm and all hours on Sunday, guests can enjoy $7 glasses of wine along with discounted small bites inspired by Mediterranean flavors, like organic white bean dip and crispy bruschetta. Live jazz accompanies the experience on Monday evenings and during warm weather, its outdoor patio is the place to be.

A bottle of red and white wine from Cellar, one of the best wine bars in Denver

One of sixteen concepts inside Denver Milk Market, Cellar specializes in red and white wines of the American West. Sample a red blend from Washington’s Columbia Valley, a complex pinot noir from California’s Monterey County, and a fruit-forward rosé produced by The OBC Wine Project in Fort Collins, Colorado. To better understand what makes these appellations special, book our Denver Wine Walk tour.

A group toasting glasses of rosé at Trellis Wine Bar

Head to North Park Hill to experience Trellis Wine Bar, which consistently rotates its selection of nearly forty wines. Its in-house sommelier is a great educational resource, as are regular events like monthly blind tastings and flight nights. “Wine down Wednesdays” and weekday happy hours are other ideal times to stop in, as select bottles are half off. Pair these with tasty nibbles like Marcona almonds, Castelvetrano olives, and warm double crème brie cheese served with tart apple slices. 

The sunny patio at Cana Wine Bar

For more than a decade, Cana Wine Bar has welcomed Rosedale denizens and visitors into its intimate space. The atmosphere is similar to your friend’s living room with comfortable lounge seating and a wood-burning fireplace. Cozy fire pits appear on its spacious backyard patio, too. Gather around one with friends while enjoying glasses or bottles of wine, both of which are generously discounted during weekday happy hours. Charcuterie and sweets like house-baked brownies and slices of New York cheesecake pair deliciously. 

Champagne flutes at Corridor 44, one of the top wine bars in Denver

Larimer Square, one of the best things to do in Denver, is known for its swanky retailers and restaurants — and Corridor 44 is no exception. This chic and intimate mainstay is the city’s only Champagne bar, perfect for an evening of celebration. Toast to your latest milestone inside or on its buzzy patio, and pair bottles of bubbly with tasty bites like smoked salmon caviar chips, fancy tartines, and fresh oysters on the half shell.

Comfortable seating and an exposed brick wall inside Vin Rouge Wine Bar

Vin Rouge lies on the border of Berkeley and Wheat Ridge. Blending industrial-chic with bohemian vibes, its interior is bright and welcoming. Soak up the sunshine near one of its floor-to-ceiling windows and enjoy sipping on wines by the glass or bottle. The bar also offers a rotating monthly flight, with themes that lean into various wine regions. Boards by St Kilian’s Cheese Shop also change up monthly, each more mouthwatering than the last. For something sweet, order the available bonbons by Temper Chocolates — one of our favorite bites in RiNo.