d'vine's wine club boasts a globe-spanning array of rare and celebrated fermented fruit nectar, giving new and seasoned oenophiles a heady taste of the world of wine and fine dining. In addition to free weekly wine tastings each Wednesday, club members score their choice of two bottles of wine every month from a rotating selection of two reds and one white, ensuring easy removal of accidental grape stains. The two bottles must be consumed at D'Vine, though any club member ambitious enough to want a third or more receives an additional 10% off their decadently Dionysian purchase. The wine bar's unpretentious staff fills members' minds with tantalizing wine facts and fills goblets with vintages that may include 2009 Isabel Mondavi I'M chardonnay or 2008 Rock & Vine cabernet sauvignon. Drinkers transform into diners when they activate members' 10% discount on meals from d'vine's vino-friendly menu of tapas, salads, grilled pizzas, and rotating specials.
Whether you’re a fan of IPAs or hefeweizens, amber ales or stouts, you’ll find something to sip on at SanTan Brewing Company. Brewmaster Anthony Canecchia crafts more than a dozen styles throughout the year, from seasonal selections such as the Oktoberfest German Lager to the flagship Devil’s Ale, a golden brew with a red tint and plenty of hoppy bitterness. As if that weren’t enough, Canecchia and his crew also tap a special cask beer every Wednesday, distributing it to those lucky guests who arrive first. Any of the aforementioned brews pairs nicely with executive chef Dennis Martinez’s buffalo chicken pizzas, stuffed mushroom burgers, and baja shrimp tacos. There’s even a gluten-free menu, not to mention a kids’ menu for those whose drink of choice is apple juice—on the rocks.
The East Valley Tribune reviewed Down Under Wines & Bistro. Reviewers are mixed on the service, but praise the wide variety of food and wine. Yelpers give the shop an average of 3.5 stars and 82% of Urbanspooners recommend it.
When your flagship restaurant inhabits a midcentury post office, finding a comparable space for your second location—one that fits squarely within the city’s historical and cultural fabric—is a tall order. Leave it to the masterminds behind Postino Wine Cafe to make it look easy. Postino Central makes its home in the building of Katz's Deli, a former cornerstone of one of Phoenix's oldest neighborhoods. The deli’s bustling counter has given way to an indoor-outdoor bar complete with fire pits and a wine list that’s both unusual and approachable. In the kitchen, chefs craft small plates that brim with local ingredients, including artisanal meats, cheeses, and more than a dozen styles of bruschetta.