From Syrah to Sauvignon Blanc: Where to sip wine in Burnaby

Who’d have thought it would take a glass of wine to remind you how beautiful it is in Burnaby? These wine bars, pubs and cafés feature impressive vistas, laid-back vibes and a great selection of vino.

Alpina Wine Bar

4331 Dominion St, Burnaby, BC V5G 1C7

Every glass of vino at this popular Burnaby wine bar tastes as though a new bottle has been opened just for you. That's because the bartenders use an automated Enomatic dispensing system to ensure a fresh-tasting serving every time. Located in the Grand Villa Casino, Alpina boasts a wine selection as expansive as its view of the North Shore Mountains. Sharing platters add the finishing touch.

Cactus Club Cafe

4219B Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby, BC V5C 3Y6

If you’re proud of Vancouver, this fun, chic and eco-aware restaurant will make you even prouder. Founded locally, Cactus Club has expanded its footprint throughout the city and across Western Canada. The wine list features plenty of varieties from B.C. and boasts a respectable selection of reds, whites and rosés from around the globe. They even serve a vintage or two made with organically-grown grapes. Order by the glass or bottle.

Riverway Clubhouse

9001 Bill Fox Way, Burnaby, BC V5J 5J3

A tranquil view and elegant surroundings make a fine wine taste even better – and you don’t need to know how to putt to appreciate a glass here. The Riverway Clubhouse, located on its namesake golf course, serves staple reds and whites alongside specialty wines and an impressive selection of Canadian labels. Choose a seat in the chic lounge or on the beautiful patio, which overlooks green as far as the eye can see.

The Great Bear Pub & Liquor Store

170-5665 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 2G4

You can just as easily savour a lovely glass of wine in a down-to earth-pub as you can in a designer bar and there’s possibly no place better in Burnaby than Great Bear. Sip slowly while taking in the fun pub entertainment like trivia and karaoke. When you leave, slip into the adjoining liquor store and take the party home with a bottle of specialty wine. Happy Hour happens twice daily: 3:00 to 6:00 pm and again from 10:00 pm to 12:00 am.

Personas Patio + Restaurant + Lounge

4331 Dominion St, Burnaby, BC V5G 1C7

Personas Patio is perfect for slowly sipping a chilled white or warming red and watching the sun set. If you want to mix grapes and games, there are two video walls inside that show live sports and the bar also hosts live entertainment on the weekends. The menu features 10 wines available by the glass and a more extensive list available by the bottle.

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