9 Best Wine Bars In Palo Alto, California - Updated 2021

wine bars in palo alto

Palo Alto, known as the birthplace of Silicon Valley, is a beautiful city in California. The city adorns beautiful historical buildings, and the streets are filled with greenery. The people are both politically and culturally rich. Both industrial and residential buildings exist simultaneously in a large number. Local organizations contribute to the commercialization of the city. Among the many places you can visit in Palo Alto and the many enriching cultural experiences, what might be a rather important part of your travel is to visit a good bar - a good wine bar to be specific - and taste some great alcohol out here. Listed below are some of the best wine bars in Palo Alto, California.

1. Salvaje

Salvaje offers a fantastic ambience and great quality wine. Even though it is a tiny joint, it is extremely cosy, peaceful, aesthetically appealing and calming, whether you want to hop in solo or with your loved ones. The wine selection here is unbeatable. You will find a large variety of delicious, natural wine. Salvaje offers a great food menu too, so you won’t be disappointed provided you are here for some light snacks. Do try out the perfectly cooked crispy fries.


Address: 369 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301, United States

Website: Salvaje

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 4pm - 10pm (closed on Sun)

2. The Wine Room

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Open today till 9pm. Come down and enjoy the beautiful evening.

Posted by The Wine Room Palo Alto on Sunday, July 26, 2020

The Wine Room features a lounge with cute couches and a bar in the front. The staff is very friendly and might help you with choosing from among a great variety they store. You will get great servings for the money you pay. So, if you are on a budget, you should definitely try this place. You could try out the pastrami and the cheese plate here, as food is yummy and go very well with the alcohol that is served. It does not stay too crowded even during the weekends, giving off a vibe very unlike a typical bar setting.

The Wine Room

Address: 520 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301, United States

Website: The Wine Room

Opening hours: 4pm - 12am (daily)

3. Scotty's Bar & Grill

Scotty’s Bar & Grill flanks a very comfortable and spacious seating area, with a list of some amazing drafts. If you are a vegetarian, you are going to enjoy at this place because a variety of amazing vegetarian dishes, including special burgers, are served here. You will also find tonnes of Indian-inspired food options on the menu. There are huge TV screens to keep you entertained if you happen to stop by alone for a glass of fancy wine.

Scotty's Bar & Grill

Address: 548 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301, United States

Website: Scotty’s Bar & Grill

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 4:30pm - 1am; Fri - Sat: 4:30pm - 1:30pm; Sun: 4:30pm - 12am; Mon: 4:30pm - 12:30am

4. Moods Wine Bar

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Posted by Moods. Wine Bar on Tuesday, 16 July 2019

The vibe of this bar is akin to that of a luxury restaurant. However, when you enter, you’ll realise that it is a pretty simple restaurant, offering a very homely and casual setting to relax in with friends or family or even alone. You must visit during the happy hours so that you can bag some great deals then. The pours are generous, and the service is great. What seems like a very sweet gesture is that they hand out free popcorn to guests on the first visit. Do try out the snacks as well. They are delicious.

Moods Wine Bar

Address: Inside Printers Cafe, 320 California Ave #1603, Palo Alto, CA 94306, United States

Website: Moods Wine Bar

Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 4pm - 11pm; Sat: 5pm - 10pm; Mon: 4pm - 9pm (closed on Sun)

5. Le Plonc Wine Bar

Both the food and the drinks at Le Plonc Wine Bar are amazing. The place can get a little busy, especially during weekends, so plan ahead and try visiting early to grab a place. There are seating arrangements both outdoors and indoors. The atmosphere is pretty intimate, rather romantic, I would say. So, if you are looking for a nice place to enjoy your evening with one or two great glasses of wine with your boo, then do visit this bar.

Le Plonc Wine Bar

Address: 331 Castro St #1205, Mountain View, CA 94041, United States

Website: Le Plonc Wine Bar

Opening hours: Fri - Sun: 2pm - 10pm; Mon - Thu: 4pm - 10pm

6. Vino Locale

Vino Locale has a great selection of wine, including the best local recommendations. The food here is amazing too. You can enjoy some good time with family and friends out here. This place used to be a house, which has been converted into a restaurant. The restaurant accommodates guests both in the front and the back patios. There will be live music performances in the patio. If you like eateries where the music is not too loud to curb conversation but is present nevertheless, this is the place to be.

Vino Locale

Address: 431 Kipling St, Palo Alto, CA 94301, United States

Website: Vino Locale

Opening hours: 5pm - 9pm (daily)

7. Savvy Cellar Wine Bar & Wine Shop

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

The best part about Savvy Cellar Wine Bar & Wine Shop is that it does not stay too busy. If you are searching for a quiet place outside of your home to enjoy a glass of wine then do consider visiting this place. They have a diverse menu of wines. Their food items are pretty good too. You get a variety of cheese to go with your wine. Happy hours offer amazing prices. The servings and the pours are good. The place is pretty spaced-out. So, grabbing a seat will not be a problem.

Savvy Cellar Wine Bar & Wine Shop

Address: 750 W Evelyn Ave, Mountain View, CA 94041, United States

Website: Savvy Cellar Wine Bar & Wine Shop

Opening hours: Fri: 2pm - 11pm; Sat: 3:30pm - 11pm; Sun: 3:30pm - 9pm; Tue - Thu: 4pm - 10pm (closed on Mon)

8. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar both provide great service and even more delicious food. You will especially love the desserts. Do try out the chocolate souffle with vanilla ice cream and chantilly cream, in accompaniment with your favourite wine. They have a wide variety of choice, and during the festive season, they offer special recipes. A three-course meal will fill you up and not even cost you much, given that you are not only here to sip on some delicious wine from the great collection that they sport.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Address:180 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94304, United States

Website: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 5pm - 10pm; Fri: 11:20am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 10pm; Sat: 11am - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm; Sun: 11am - 3pm, 4pm - 9pm

9. Gravity Bistro

This is a great place to go to for a date. If you are not sure about which wine you want, you can go for their wine mini tasting, in which you get three different mini wines, and then you can probably choose a larger pour. Sometimes, what you want may not be in the menu but they might have in nevertheless, so just ask. The service is great, and you will get quite a bit of help from the server in choosing a wine according to your taste and liking. Do call them and get a place booked on weekends because it can get busy.

Gravity Bistro

Address: 544 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301, United States

Website: Gravity Bistro

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 4pm - 12am; Fri - Sat: 4pm - 1am

A wine connoisseur's delight

Source: Photo by user Denise Mattox used under CC BY-ND 2.0

If you are at Palo Alto and you are craving great wine at a place with a nice ambience other than your hotel room, then consider visiting one of these places listed above.

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