This narrow bar, nestled between a bike shop and a breakfast joint, somehow fulfills every wine bar cliché without being pretentious or cloying. Its dim and quiet atmosphere is a refreshing change from the otherwise raucous scene that is North Mississippi Avenue. Intimate lighting glints off the dozens of bottles racked along one entire wall of the bar. Farther back, small, high tables encourage customers to sit closer together, as does the soft, wistful voice of Emmylou Harris over the speakers. The selection is a little pricey, but the knowledgeable bartenders are happy to help you dither over your decision. And one glass of strong, astringent manzanillo ($7) can last the whole night.
What to drink: Glass of the current house red, $7.
Happy hour: $1 off glass pours 4-6 pm Monday-Saturday, all day Sunday.
Entertainment: Conversation with your significant other.