600 Poland Ave., 948-9111
Hit up the Bywater wine shop's backyard on Sundays, when visiting chefs cook on hot plates and musicians play in the courtyard.
Tommy's Wine Bar
752 Tchoupitoulas St., 525-4790
Sidecar to Tommy's Cuisine, this soignee CBD spot offers Italian food and international wines with a classy Steinway soundtrack.
Clever Wine Bar
3700 Orleans Ave., 483-6314
Thanks to neighboring big-brother business Cork & Bottle, Clever offers an imperial (and affordable) list of wines by the glass.
3442 St. Charles Ave., 895-0858
This slim St. Charles Avenue comptoir rotates its selection of offbeat vintners and varietals.
Wine Institute of New Orleans
610 Tchoupitoulas St., 324-8000
W.I.N.O.'s Enomatic system, a self-serve draft dispenser, features 120 wines available by the ounce, but $17 Opus One shots add up.
1901 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 674-5988
Small plates of New Orleans-style delicacies provide the unique stamp on the Mandeville location of this national wine bar chain.