Las Vegas wine scene: 5 spots to enjoy a glass or a bottle
Garagiste Wine Room & Merchant is considered to be the best wine bar in Las Vegas. Four of the wine bars are independents, one is on the Strip. Vegas has a rich wine culture, but it's not as extensive as the cocktail culture. There's no nearby wine region, casinos focus on cruiserweight reds, and distribution and supply challenges for the smaller producers.
Garagiste is a new wine bar in the Arts District of Las Vegas. The wine list is diverse and changing frequently. It features European and American wines. The owner has been a leader in bringing in smaller producers. For less experienced customers, the staff can suggest alternatives to the wines the customers already drink. They might not have what they want, but they have something in their style. Garagiste is located at 197 E. California Ave., Suite 140. Las Vegans should visit the bar to enjoy wine. There are about 30 wines by the glass, plus beer and cider.
La Cave offers more than 50 wines by the glass and 350 by bottle. La Cave's sommelier Erick Ramirez is trying to make his wine drinking approachable for people who want to experiment with new styles. The 16 wine flights at La cave are currently available. They cost from $26 to $36.
Ada's is a popular wine bar in Tivoli Village. The wine list includes more than two dozen wines by the glass. Chef James Trees is also a partner in Ada's. The menu is the draw that helps the wine program. Double Helix Wine & Whiskey Lounge is popular in Summerlin. It's a more mainstream place. There are more traditional categories like bubbles, whites and reds. Also there are categories for Pinks and Oranges and headings like Zesty, Bright & Aromatic.
Double Helix lounge offers 50 wines by the glass and a selection of domestic and international bottles. The wine bar stretches across 2,800 square feet. From Monday through July 31, Double Helx is celebrating National Wine and Cheese Day with wine and cheese board specials. The Local offers a whiskey list with 300 labels. It's a place to enjoy a glass or a bottle. At Town Square, the wine list covers 50 bottles by glass.
The Local offers a wine list with a mix of Old and New World styles and varietals. The menu offers craft cocktails, beer, and charcuterie boards. On the last Monday of the month, The Local presents a tasting of six to seven wines paired with an appetizer and a charcotte board for $60.