Wine Bars As if taking a cue from the wild, wine worshiping cults of Ancient Greece, Washington DC is awash in places to celebrate one s love for the fermented juice of the grape. Wine bars in Washington DC pair the best vintages the world has to offer with mouthwatering cuisine and a staunch appreciation for the nightlife scene. Whether seeking a spot to seduce a first date, a place to indulge in the rich, gourmet meals of Southern France or a chic nook to gather with friends, Washington DC s wine bars are more than able to sate any craving. If your hungry, stop into Mendocino Express or Sonoma Wine Bar for the best California fusion cuisine, or venture into Grapeseed where the wine is the main course and the food is a mere side dish. Urbana s retro class is the ideal setting for chic get togethers and, if you re in the mood to appreciate local artwork, the gallery setting of Karma is perfect.