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.

FarmTable Cucina

179 2nd Ave N

FarmTable has a happy hour Monday through Saturday 3PM to 6:30PM and you can get glasses of wine for half-off. On Wednesdays, the entire Wine Collection is half-off bottles.

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.

Numex Chile

2710 Central Ave

Not your traditional New Mexican cuisine, this Grand Central hotspot hooks us up every Wednesday with their half price bottles of wine!

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.