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Wine bars in Las Vegas? Suggestions

Lemoncaper Sep 9, 2009 09:49 PM

Hi chows !

Anyone out there have a suggestion for a wine bar in Las Vegas. I live here but I can't say I have been to one...friends want to go to one on the weekend. Thanks beforehand.

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    Sabine12 Sep 17, 2009 08:58 PM

    I missed out on seeing this before your night out, but glad you had a good time. I just returned from a week in Vegas (working on my food report), and I would have to give a big thumbs up to The Hostile Grape (hate the name) at the new M Resort. The M is quite a ways off the Strip, but the resort does run a shuttle from the Fashion Show Mall out to the resort and back, so that makes it easier to visit.

    The bar was very nice, and they have a very helpful staff who will consult with you and make recommendations. There is a full-service bar, but the real fun is the self-serve Enomatic machines around the bar. So you just purchase a plastic card, load it up with money, and then check out all the selections, swiping to purchase a pour of the ones you want to try. It's a great, fun way to try a lot of great wines - you can buy a "tasting" pour of many of the wines for only $2 - with less risk and investment.

    As an aside, we always enjoy Enoteca San Marco, but on this trip I was a little disappointed with the by-the-glass selections...not as much variety as we've seen from them in the past.

    At any rate, I'm glad to hear you had a great night out - maybe give The Hostile Grape a try on your next go 'round. We really enjoyed it and plan to go back on our next trip.

    1. Lemoncaper Sep 12, 2009 10:45 AM

      OK... So after reading all these post.s...last night we went to a wine bar (of sorts) and to somewhere not mentioned on here (someone in group suggeste The Wine Cellar at Rio ..it's beautiful there ! Not crowded and trendy. (I had the supet Tuscan flight #16). Not a restaurant... had some nice cheese, fruit and bread. Nice wines and experience all arround. Going to go to Nora's next weekend . Thanks everyone for suggestions and I'll keep the list.

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        justmeinsd Sep 11, 2009 06:51 AM

        I would second Nora's. My favorite wine bar was the one on Charleston just east of Fort Apache on the south side of the street. I can't remember the specific name but was something like Blue.

        1. Lemoncaper Sep 10, 2009 02:10 PM

          Thanks again everyone... lots of choices to choose from. I didn't know there were that many. Grape Town has come up in conversation a couple of times today...maybe I'll try that one first. Love Nora's, have only been to Nora's on Flamingo so I'll check out the one on Charleston.

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            QAW Sep 10, 2009 05:28 PM

            Here is one of the great things about Las Vegas - just about every restaurant on the Strip, and many off of it, are a wine bar waiting to happen. So instead of focusing on the "wine bar" concept, it could also be which particular restaurant(s) have the most comfortable bar settings, and whether or not appetizers and light grazing would be a part of the evening. Just some food for thought...

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              Lemoncaper Sep 10, 2009 06:31 PM

              I'll keep that in mind... but we are thinking wine, not food ... for this weekend anyway. I think the wine bar is run in a different way than a restaurant that serves wine... or am I wrong. I haven't been to a wine bar..just going by what I am reading here

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                climberdoc Sep 11, 2009 11:29 AM

                Enoteca is a place that fits what QAW is describing. One could go as a restaurant or a wine bar or both.

            2. kathyvegas Sep 10, 2009 07:08 AM

              There's one at Mandalay Bay between Burgar Bar and Border Grill. I think the name is 55 Degrees. I haven't tried it yet, just pass it when we go to Burger Bar. It looks interesting and might be worth a try.

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                climberdoc Sep 10, 2009 08:05 AM

                Unfortunately 55 Degrees was replaced by some sort of vodka bar last year.

                Double Helix at Palazzo has a great selection.

                Enoteca San Marco is also a good choice for a wine bar (enomatic) is you are looking to try some Italian wines.

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                  kathyvegas Sep 10, 2009 08:15 PM

                  hmmm. just 2 weeks ago I walked by something that I could swear was a wine bar located between Burger Bar and Border Grill at Mandalay. Sounds like a good reason to eat at Burger Bar again next week just to satisfy my curiosity.

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                    climberdoc Sep 10, 2009 10:00 PM

                    You're going to be disappointed kathyvegas.

                    Here is a link to the lame (but trendy) place that replaced 55 degrees.

                    http://www.vegas.com/nightlife/bars/m...

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                      kathyvegas Sep 11, 2009 07:03 PM

                      It sure didn't look like that when I walked by it last week, I'd remember the people sitting at the bar in fur lined parkas, lol!....now I KNOW we'll be hitting the Strip next week. This is going to drive me nuts till I see it. I'll keep you posted.

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                        climberdoc Sep 17, 2009 02:41 PM

                        Did 55 degrees miraculously reappear?

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                          kathyvegas Sep 17, 2009 06:42 PM

                          LOL...Sit tight! My mission was on the schedule last night but was sidetracked against my will to an unspeakably horrible Italian place.....tomorrow is another day! Things have been changing so quickly in some spots on the Strip who knows..maybe next week it'll be a tequila bar.

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                tear it up Sep 9, 2009 10:31 PM

                The Grape at Town Square is decent--I don't know how great their wine selection is, but it's cool to walk around Town Square and there are a bunch of other bars/restaurants there too. The Hostile Grape at the M Resort has the enomatic wine system where you get a wine debit card and can try a bunch of different stuff, which is pretty cool. I was there on a weekend and it was pretty packed, but that was right after it opened, so not sure if it's still that busy. The bar at Nora's Wine Bar over on Charleston and Rampart is cool...the same debit card idea...but it's not strictly a bar, there's a restaurant too. Hope that helps!

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                  lvnvflyer Sep 10, 2009 07:07 AM

                  Green Valley Ranch also now has a wine bar with the Enomatic system/debit cards; it's a nice room and decent selection.

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