Drinking wine at a restaurant used to mean flipping through hefty wine menus and struggling to understand phrases like “mouthfeel,” “aromas” and “acidity.” Not anymore! These days, great wine can be enjoyed in more casual settings or in chic eateries that put together a good spread without the white tablecloth fuss.
To prove it to you, we rounded up some of our favorite wine bars in the Omaha area! Whether you’re looking to indulge in a nice glass of vino, seeking a light summer white, or just want to enjoy rosé all day—these Omaha wine bars have a little something for everyone. Sip sip hooray!
Please note: Due to COVID-19, some of these local businesses may only open for curbside pickup. We recommend contacting them to see what their current hours and policies are before visiting as information may change.
614 North 50th Street, Omaha
Photo courtesy of Dundee Cork & Bottle
Dundee Cork and Bottle is a small and cozy wine bar in the heart of Dundee. Stop by their picturesque outdoor patio this season and order a glass of wine from their extensive menu. Not only is the setting beautiful and the staff super helpful, but you just can’t beat their prices!
They are open for dine-in and patio dining! Follow them on Facebook for updates on future closures and specials.
10924 Prairie Brook Road, Omaha | 3908 Farnam Street, Omaha
Corkscrew Wine & Cheese is a wine bar and retail shop mashed into one incredible concept. With more than 700 wine options at every price point and an excellent selection of snacks and accouterments, the shop has gained a glowing reputation among Omaha wine aficionados. Corkscrew has two Omaha locations, each with a fantastic patio for enjoying your wine and cheese selection. The Blackstone location boasts a fire pit—which is perfect for enjoying after the sun sets and the air gets crisp. But the Rockbrook location comes complete with lush greenery, a cozy atmosphere and a fireplace. You really can’t go wrong with either!
Both Corkscrew Wine locations are open for dine-in, to-go, retail and delivery. Click here to stay updated on their weekly specials!
123 North Washington Street, Papillion
Photo courtesy of Nicole Raphael via the Twisted Vine
At the Twisted Vine wine bar in downtown Papillion, you can choose from a selection of more than 40 craft beers on tap or over 100 bottles of international and domestic wines. Curl up in a comfy chair inside or on their backyard patio with fire pits Tuesday-Saturday. Or stop by for some live music throughout the week! They also regularly host other special events and food trucks throughout the month, so make sure to check out their calendar before you go.
The Twisted Vine is open for dine-in, bar and carry out service. They are also hosting live music events throughout the month. Click here to see their full lineup!
1006 Dodge Street, Omaha
This hidden gem is nestled in the Capitol District and is a spectacular spot to grab a glass of vino, chardonnay, riesling or pretty much any other type of drink you’re craving. If wine isn’t your jam, Nosh also has a full bar complete with over 70 different types of whiskeys, a nice selection of gins, rums, vodkas and more—from all around the world. And we can’t forget to mention all of their delicious food offerings!
Nosh is open for dine-in service! They have limited seating and have placed all of their tables six-feet apart. Masks are required.
2835 South 170th Plaza #206, Omaha
Photo courtesy of Cellar44
With affordable offerings, friendly staff and a massive wine list—this brand new cozy wine bar is one to watch! While their helpful staff is available to answer questions and help you develop your wine palate, their main goal is to make you feel comfortable and welcome in their new, intimate space. In addition to hundreds of wines to choose from, you can also get nosh like almonds, nuts and carefully curated charcuterie boards.
They are open for dine-in, carry out, wine tastings and live music! Follow them on Facebook to see what events they have coming up this month.
6061 Maple Street, Omaha
New to the Omaha wine scene, Eleven Eleven is located in the heart of Benson. While their fantastic wine and beer selections, tasty small plates and intimate ambiance are reasons enough to visit, it’s their large retail wine selection that puts this spot over the top. Stop by for a glass and some charcuterie and grab a bottle to take home! Their helpful staff will be able to help you pick out the perfect vintage.
Eleven Eleven’s bottle shop, wine bar and patio are open for regular hours! They aren’t hosting wine tastings yet, but you can follow them on social media to stay updated on when they start holding events again.
8726 Countryside Plaza, Omaha
Photo courtesy of Jessica Teel via Cedar
Both classy and cozy, Cedar is an excellent place to spend an evening out with loved ones! The space is decorated with hip, vintage touches, including a record player, eclectic art, retro seating and more. Settle down at the bar or one of the tables and order a drink from the menu, which boasts classic cocktails and an excellent selection of beer and wine.
Cedar is open for dine-in and to-go! They have also set up a beer garden in their parking lot for outdoor dining.
928 Valley View Drive, Council Bluffs
Cellar 19 Wine & Deli features gourmet deli sandwiches along with sides, soups and salads that are all created using fresh, in-season ingredients. While you’ll probably stop by for a sandwich, you’ll definitely stay for a dessert—all of which are made in-house by a pastry chef. Make sure to follow them on Facebook to see their daily specials.
Cellar 19 is open for dining, curbside, carry out and delivery. Call (721) 323-WINE for more details.
7474 Towne Center Parkway, Papillion
Photo courtesy of Wine Cellar 510
Wine Cellar 510 in Papillion is a wine shop that specializes in wines from the best wine growing regions. In addition to their massive selections of wines available for tasting and for purchase, they also offer appetizers, craft beers, cocktails and coffee and tea.
They are now open for dine-in service with a limited menu and temporary hours. They are taking precautions and following guidelines set by the governor and local health professionals.
329 South 16th Street, Omaha
Mercury is known for its swanky atmosphere, friendly staff, innovative bites and quirky cocktails. Everything on the menu (food and drinks included) is done well, and patrons can order anything until 2 a.m. As for the drinks, you can choose from more than 350 labels behind the bar, a carefully curated selection of wine, and flavorful cocktails that match the season!
They are now currently open, Thursday-Sunday, 4-11 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 4 p.m.-2 a.m. for patio seating only. Masks are required.
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Where do you like to sip wine in the Omaha area? Let us know in the comments below!