Sipping on a glass of sparkling rosé or chilled white wine while relaxing in the sunshine is as idyllic as summer gets in St. Louis. Luckily, the area is home to several spots that combine a wide wine selection with well-landscaped patios. Visit one of these wine bars and let their knowledgeable staff help you find a new favorite.
Scarlett’s is a great spot to stop after work for a glass of wine on a patio. Travel the world with its extensive wine list, which has selections from France, Portugal, Italy, California, Chile, Argentina and more. If you’re looking for a light bite to share with a friend, try one the bar’s wood-fired pizzas.
4253 Laclede Ave., Central West End, St. Louis, Missouri, 314-797-8223, scarlettscwe.com
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Located in Town & Country, this wine bar has a truly stunning patio that is dog-friendly and hosts live music on Friday nights. You’ll be pleased to know that Wild Crush has 24 wines on tap that are self-serve with a preloaded card. Visit during happy hour – Tuesdays through Fridays from 4 to 6 p.m. – for $7 house wines and $10 wine flights.
13360 Clayton Road, St. Louis, Missouri, 314-392-9594, wildcrushstl.com
At the back of Novella, you’ll find a green space, beautifully landscaped and studded with mosaic-topped tables. Its wine list goes beyond the basics, incorporating wines from Croatia, Australia and Macedonia. For bites, share Mediterranean-inspired small plates, including polenta fries, hummus and stuffed dates.
5510 S. Kingshighway Blvd., Southampton, St. Louis, Missouri, 314-680-4226, novellawinebar.com
On any given weekend night in the summer, Robust Bistro & Wine Bar’s sidewalk patio is bound to be packed. Relax in the shade with umbrellas and twinkling lights overhead. If you want to try several wines, choose one of Robust’s many wine flights, which come in rosé, chardonnay, white wine, sparkling, red and pinot varieties.
227 W. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, Missouri, 314-963-0033, robustwinebar.com
Open since 2001, 33 Wine Shop’s patio is a hidden gem. In addition to wines by the bottle and glass, it regularly offers themed wine classes; past courses have included Spain and Alsace. If not everyone in your group loves wine, 33 also offers an extensive selection of beer, whiskey and bourbon.
1913 Park Ave., Lafayette Square, St. Louis, Missouri, 314-231-9463, 33wine.com