Ultimate Guide to Wine Bars in WNY

City Guide, Drink, Food & Drink, Visit Buffalo, Wine


Written by Andrea Diedrich

Published on January 29, 2020
wine bars: wine on hertel

Photo courtesy of Wine on Hertel


Updated January 2021

When we think of grabbing a drink in Buffalo, the beverage that comes to mind is beer. This makes sense. We all know that Buffalo has quite the killer beer scene. I mean, it’s so good, we’ve got a whole district downtown dedicated to perfecting it. But, if beer isn’t your first choice of alcoholic beverage, we’re not here to judge. In fact we’re here to tell you that for all you wine lovers out there, WNY is full of wine bars to meet all your drinking pleasures.



These fancy little joints make for the perfect night out on the town. I think we could all agree that nothing compares to coming home from a 9-5, throwing on some sweats, and poppin’ open a  [insert your drink of choice] , but, we’d have to say this takes a close second. When we say wine bar, we really mean it, these places aren’t just your typical wine tasting experience. They’re bringing on flights, tasty eats, and bar atmosphere that is only expected in Buffalo. Are we speaking your language? Then you’ve come to the right place. Here’s all the places you can find wine bars in WNY and what to expect when you get there.

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wine bars: wine on hertel

Photo courtesy of Wine on Hertel

1. Wine on Hertel

1370 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216 / WebsiteFacebook

Wine on Hertel is bringing you wine flights, live music, and happy hour specials. Choose from a choice of roughly 20 wine options to suit your taste. Happy Hour on Wednesday – Friday 5-7 pm for $1 OFF drinks & BOGO 1/2 off Tapas.


2. Alchemy

 20 Union St, Hamburg, NY 14075 / WebsiteFacebook

The Alchemy is a wine and beer bar located in the heart of Hamburg. Grab some sharables for your table, they have everything from bread boards and olive bowls to baked mac n’ cheese and nacho platters. As for their wine, they have a large selection of white, rosé, sparkling, red, and magnums in rotation. Check out our article Now Open: This New Wine Bar Has Low-key NOLA Vibes  to learn more about what the Alchemy has to offer, or our article Alchemy Has Buffalo’s Most Laid-Back Brunch Experience to see why the Alchemy also makes a perfect brunch location.


wine bars: The Little Club

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3. The Little Club

1197 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216 / WebsiteFacebook

The Little Club is a complete vibe. They have wine that is of more traditional tastes for those who have a loyal favorite but, they also have some unique selections for those willing to be a little more adventurous. Check out our article New: The Little Club is Hertel’s New Wine Bar That’s Breaking Down Stereotypes Around Wine to learn more.


4. Wine on Third

501 3rd St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301 / WebsiteFacebook

Wine on third offers fine dinning, tapas, and an extensive wine list. Plus they have a patio and live music open in the Summer to make your wine experience that much more fun.


wine bars: shango

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5. Shango New Orleans Bistro & Wine Bar

3260 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14214 / Website  / Facebook

As the name entails, Shango is bringing New Orleans flavor to WNY. This means soulful dishes and 170 wine options! Read our article Shango Bistro Does Southern Right for more details or check out Shango’s Sunday Brunch is the Ultimate Hangover Cure to get your brunch fixin’.


6. Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant

56 W Chippewa St, Buffalo, NY 14202 / Website / Facebook

With an award winning wine list, Bacchus is providing only the best wine options to Buffalonians.  Bacchus has fine dinning to compliment your wine experience as well as a courtyard and private room to accommodate groups of all sizes.


wine bars: just vino

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7. Just Vino

846 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14202 / WebsiteFacebook

Just vino brings a more relaxed atmosphere to the wine drinking experience. They have 80 rotating wines paired with tapas styled food. During football season, stop in for a drink and enjoy the game on their big screen t.v.


8. Six Friends Cabernet

5259 Broadway Lancaster, NY 14086 / WebsiteFacebook

Six Friends Cabernet is a wine tasting room and restaurant that features New York Wines, New York Foods, and desserts with focus on local produce, local wines, and other local suppliers. Our favorite part? When you’re here you feel like family. It’s like the Cheers of local wine bars!


wine bars: Tappo

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9. Tappo

338 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203 / WebsiteFacebook

Tappo prides itself on providing high-class eating with an affordable, family atmosphere. As for its wine options, Tappo’s selection includes, bianco, rosato, and sparkling. For the winter, they have igloo rentals which provide a unique experience to enjoy a bottle of wine in.


10. Mambrino King Wine Bar

640 E Main St, East Aurora, NY 14052 / Facebook

Mambrino King Wine Bar is pairing its wines with Jaclyn A. Chocolates as well as other desserts and sweets. Its menu is seasonal as it consists of  fresh ingredients to allow for the best taste.


wine bars: share kitchen

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11. Share Kitchen & Bar Room

5590 Main St, Williamsville, NY 14221 / WebsiteFacebook

Located in the village of Williamsville, Share embodies its name with a family atmosphere where guest are encouraged to share an entree or two. As for Share’s wines, they have a range of choices from house wine options, to premium and reserve wines.


12. The Chocolate Bar

114 W Chippewa St, Buffalo, NY 14202 / WebsiteFacebook

While the Chocolate bar is known for its chocolate martinis, they also specialize in choices of red, white, and dessert wines.  Looking to eat dinner before dessert? Their menu also consists of appetizers, sandwiches, and flatbreads. Check out our article  8 Types of Boozy Beverages You Can Order at The Chocolate Bar  to learn more.


wine bars: websters bistro and bar

Photo courtesy of Webster’s Bistro & Bar

13. Webster’s Bistro & Bar

102 Webster St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120 / WebsiteFacebook

Located in North Tonawanda, Webster’s Bistro & Bar brings fine dinning and wine to its guests with a French flair. Come in for Wine Wednesdays for specials on a variety of red and white wines. To learn more about Webster’s, check out our article French Cuisine Comes to Life at Webster’s Bistro.


14. Cabernet’s Wine Café

9 N Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14221 / Website

Cabernet’s Wine Cafe serves a variety of hand-selected imported and domestic wines from regions throughout Italy, France, and Australia. Domestic wines are featured from California, Washington, and New York State.


wine bars: Jaclyn A.

Photo courtesy of Jaclyn A. Artisan Chocolate & Wine Lounge

15. Jacklyn A. Artisan Chocolate & Wine Lounge

41 W Tupper St, Buffalo, NY 14202 / WebsiteFacebook

Chocolate and wine make the perfect combo. Jacklyn A. specializes in an assortment of chocolates and other desserts to enjoy with a glass of your favorite wine.

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Written by <a href="" target="_self">Andrea Diedrich</a>

Written by Andrea Diedrich

Freelance writer
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