Best spots to drink wine on Vancouver's Commercial Drive

Next time you’re on The Drive, treat yourself to a sophisticated evening. Whether you like Italian reds or B.C. whites, these places are perfect for indulging in a glass of wine or two. [Photo courtesy of Yellow Pages]

Carthage Café

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1851 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N 4A6

Come here to experience the rare dining pleasure of having your waiter respond to every nod of your head. It’s uncommon to find this kind of attentive – almost telepathic – service at an everyday restaurant. Enjoy the gorgeous decor and a glass of wine while you ponder the intriguing Tunisian and French menu.

Havana

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1212 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4

Canadians love to vacation in Cuba, but if you don’t feel like packing a suitcase, then Havana on The Drive is the next best thing. The owners have decorated in the shabby chic style of the Cuban capital. Skip the mojito cocktail and order a glass of wine instead – it’s how Cubans break the rules.

The Cannibal Cafe

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1818 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N 4A5

Sure, you can find your favourite wine at the liquor store and enjoy it at home, but then you’d be missing out on the awesome retro decor and laid-back atmosphere at The Cannibal. The cool checkered floor, vinyl booths and punk rock concert posters give it a fun, retro vibe. If you’ve never had poutine with a glass of wine, come see what you’ve been missing.

BierCraft

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1191 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3X3

While best known for an amazing beer selection, BierCraft has quietly assembled an outstanding wine list, too. They offer almost two dozen reds and whites and one California rosé. Given the rich and varied menu of seafood, salads and tapas, they’ve recognized the need for a good wine list to match.

St Augustine's Crafts Brew House

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2360 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC V5N 4B7

To the uninitiated, a quick glance at this place makes it seem like it’s all about beer. But, closer inspection reveals that it’s just as dedicated to craft wines with a strong focus on B.C. vintages. The list is well considered with a nice variety of reds and whites.

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