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Gambit’s 100-plus bars: Wine bars 

Enjoy summer's best cellars

3442 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-0858;
The vibe: A streetcar-narrow, holiday light-hung Uptown hangout with patio seating. A late-night kitchen turns out small plates. What you'll drink: One of 80-plus wines by the glass (there's always a $5 option), a French 75 or old fashioned cocktail.

Patrick's Bar Vin
@PatricksBarVin 730 Bienville St., (504) 200-3180;
The vibe: It's easy to forget the elegant wood-paneled space and lush courtyard are a stone's throw from Bourbon Street. What you'll drink: A solid menu of international red, white and sparkling wines, plus signature cocktails and Belgian beers. The Bar Vin Kiss is a shot of Champagne.

Pearl Wine Co.
@pearlwineco 3700 Orleans Ave., Suite 1C, (504) 483-6314;
The vibe: With an adjoining wine, beer and liquor shop, Pearl Wine Co. offers more than 200 vintages in a modern loft setting. Weeknight events range from trivia night on Tuesdays to free wine tastings on Thursdays. What you'll drink: Try one of eight specialty cocktails or explore the wine selection (there is a $5 corkage fee for bottles from the wine shop). Usually there is sangria or a wine punch during summer months.

The Tasting Room
@tastingroomnola 1906 Magazine St., (504) 581-3880;
The vibe: Loungy and luxurious, this intimate wine bar is dimly lit by chandeliers and furnished with deep, upholstered chairs. What you'll drink: Find a new favorite wine through tasting flights — featuring three half-glasses of wine.

Tommy's Wine Bar
752 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 581-1103;
The vibe:
The upscale wine bar connects to Tommy's Cuisine and offers more than 150 bottles, cocktails and beer in a swanky but comfortable wood-paneled setting. What you'll drink: Women can enjoy the $10 bottomless sparkling wine special on ladies' nights (4 p.m.–11 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays) or a Euphrosine gin cocktail.

@winoschool 610 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 324-8000;
The vibe: A low-key but high-tech place to learn about vino, this brick-walled, self-service wine bar lets patrons sample wines by the ounce from an automated Enomatic pouring system. Patrons can take a class for fun or professional certification: an introduction to wine (four reds and four whites of different styles) is among upcoming offerings. What you'll drink: Sample 120 wines from around the globe.

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