The Wino’s Guide to the Burg: Budget-Friendly Edition

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This guide is for all of our readers who love wine but also love not over-drafting their bank account. We did some research and found all of the best deals for your wine and your wallet.

Renzo’s

104 2nd St S

The downtown traditional Argentinean restaurant hosts two killer deals every week. Tuesday nights, enjoy half-off bottles of wine from Renzo’s entire wine list.* Then on Wednesday nights, sip on $3 glasses of wine while noshing on their feature tastings.

Sea Salt

183 2nd Ave N

The Sea Salt happy hour is daily from 3:00PM-6:00PM and gives you half-off wines by the glass. On Tuesday from 4:00PM to close, all bottles of wine under $100 are half-off.

Annata

300 Beach Drive NE

Their daily happy hour from 4:00PM-6:00PM has $3 select red and white wines. All day on Sunday, Annata has half-off all wine bottles under $100.

Wooden Rooster

104 2nd Ave NE

Wooden Rooster has a daily happy hour from 5:00PM to 9:00PM. Stop in for half-off wine!

Cassis

170 Beach Drive

In addition to their weekday happy hour (4:00PM-7:00PM) of $2.50 red and white house wines, Cassis has Ladies’ Night on Wednesday, so BOGO wines are a must. Don’t forget that on Sunday’s from 11:00AM-4:00PM, Cassis offers $20 bottles of bubbles!

2nd and Second

201 2nd Ave N

All day every day (except from 3:00AM-8:00AM as mandated by law) our favorite 24-hour diner is serving up $5 house wines. If you get an early morning or late night wine craving. 2nd and Second is the place to be.

Sake 23

435 5th Ave N

Sake 23 has a weekday happy hour from 4:00PM-7:00PM and all drinks are $2 off. The fun doesn’t stop there though. Come on in on Wednesday for “Winesday!” The special includes $2 off glasses of wine and half off all bottles of wine.

Bacchus

124 2nd Ave NE

Probably one of the best deals for winos in town is this new-ish spot we’ve come to frequent. Every day from  4:00-7:00PM, you can get their house sparkling or white wine for just $4.50 a glass. But nevermind the happy hour, a good selection of their bottles are very reasonably priced including their bottles of Veuve Clicquot!

Flute & Dram

234 Beach Drive NE

Flute and Dram invites you to their version of happy hour. Their Bubble Hour includes BOGO bubbles by the glass and 25% off all bar offerings. This is available Monday through Friday from 4:00PM-7:00PM.

Intermezzo Coffee and Cocktails

1111 Central Ave

Not only does Intermezzo have a daily happy hour from 5:00PM-7:00PM where you can get $7 red and white wines, they also offer half-off bottles of wine every Wednesday night.

The Left Bank Bistro

1225 Dr. MLK Jr St N

Left Bank’s weekday happy hour from 3:00PM-6:00Pm offers half-priced draft barrel wine and if you stop in on a Tuesday, all wines under $100 are half off as well!

The Lure

661 Central Ave

This Central Ave sushi spot also offers a Winesday discount. Come on in on Wednesday to get half-off all bottles of wine.

The Tap Room at the Hollander

421 4th Ave. N

In addition to $4 wines during their weekday happy hour from 3:00PM-6:00PM, The Tap Room also offers half-off bottles of wine on Thursdays.

TRY Wine

1 Beach Drive SE, Suite 101

Tuesday – Drink at Retail* from 3PM to 7PM
Buy any bottle of wine between $49 and $99 from the Retail Store at TRY Wine and enjoy it table side in the restaurant & bar, no corkage fee (limit 1 bottle of wne per table, with $20 food purchase) no decant, bottle only.

Wednesday – $5.00 wine by the glass* All Day
Applies to any WINE STARS from the wine vending machines (over 10+ selections), full 5oz pours

*Must have an open a bar tab

Gratzzi Italian Grille

211 2nd St S

Gratzzi has Wine Mondays from 4:00PM-10:00PM and you can get half-off all bottles of wine up to $100. They also have a daily happy hour from 4:00PM-6:00PM at the bar or 4:00PM-5:30PM at tables and they offer house wines for $3.75 a glass.

Ceviche

95 Central Ave

Ceviche didn’t let us down with their Wine Wednesday! They offer half off the menu price of bottles of wine up to $75.

The Library

600 5th St S

A little known secret about The Library is that they do half-off bottles of wine on Tuesdays, so make sure to stop in and drink up!

 

What are your favorite places for wine on a budget? Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments!

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Written by Kacy Vance

Kacy Vance

Kacy is a freelance writer for I Love the Burg. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a degree in Mass Communications and Criminology. Her thesis on Deaf and Disability representation in the media was published as part of the DePauw University Ethics Symposium in 2018.