1. APT 115
Is it a wine bar? Yes. Is it housed in a converted apartment at the bottom of a large residential complex? Also yes. Apt 115 takes “homey” to a new level — there’s even a shower in the restroom (sorry, it’s not for use). This East Austin wine shop focuses on low-intervention choices from small producers, so don’t be surprised to see things like Georgian mtsvane right next to ever-popular sauvignon blanc. They also have some great snacks, so you can grab a tuna belly crostini or a charcuterie board to help you through as you make those tough wine choices.
Dining status: Indoor and patio dining; reservations recommended. Takeout bottles available.