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Why not try these bars for National Wine Day?

The Morning Show cheers on National Wine Day
The Morning Show cheers on National Wine Day

Since Tuesday is National Wine Day, now’s a good time to highlight some of the wine bars that dot Northeast Florida. Below are some of the places our staffers recommend checking out:

Restaurant Orsay (Jacksonville)

Lauren Verno: You always hear you get what you pay for, but that’s not true here. Orsay offers an amazing happy hour with $3-7 wines, and the atmosphere feels like everything should cost double. I’d recommend a glass of pinot noir with the truffle mac and cheese and $2 oysters. You won’t regret it.

Red’s Wine Bar (Green Cove Springs)

Travis Gibson: Located in historic downtown Green Cove Springs, Red’s offers a wide selection of wines from all over the world – from California to Australia – as well as live music, depending on the day.

The Wine Bar (Jacksonville Beach)

Carianne Luter: This Jacksonville Beach hangout has happy hour specials from 4 to 7 p.m. with $4 house wines. There are promotions throughout the week including Trivia Tuesdays and ladies night on Wednesdays.

Bonus Round... Bistro Aix (San Marco)

JaxBest: Last but not least is our reigning JaxBest champion, Bistro Aix. Located in the heart of the city’s San Marco neighborhood, this bistro’s menu features a variety of French and Mediterranean-inspired dishes, plus a selection of cocktails and wines that’ll please even the pickiest palettes.

Bistro Aix has also made the JaxBest list for best happy hour, which is 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Wine by the glass is $7. (Read more)

About the Author:

A Florida transplant with Midwest roots, Garrett Pelican is the digital executive producer for News4Jax.