Grapes, much like water, naturally exist in three forms: solid, liquid, and raisin. Imbibe the fruit's most drinkable state with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of wine, small plates, and more at Blush Wine Bar located in Federal Hill. Attracting swarms of outer-office chatterbots and service industry shifters, Blush smolders as one of the district's burgeoning bar and lounge scenes, boasting more than 100 wines and champagnes by the glass, wine flights, and a full menu of small plates and sandwiches. Federal Hill native Christopher Conti complements cocktail-attire crowds with hot pink and red boothed lounge accents, all set sharply against black and muted rock walls. Start evenings exploring Rhode Island's largest selection of cylindrically savvy red and white vinos ($7–$20 per glass), pairing them with perky plates of warm artichoke spinach dip ($8) or platters of imported and local cheeses and crostinis ($20). Pizzas topped with meat, fig, or fresh mozzarella hunker down larger appetites ($9–$12), while the tequila-braised beef panini combines red onion, cheddar, homemade horseradish mayo, and the ghost of spring breaks past ($11). Blush is open Tuesday through Saturday
Under the ownership of Federal Hill native Christopher Conti, Blush Winebar pours half and full glasses from hundreds of red, white, and sparkling libations. The upscale watering hole offers more than 100 wines by the glass, each with its own distinct flavor notes and secret cheese crush. A champagne bar highlights the bubbly beverage with glasses, full bottles, and three-flute samplers as well as a selection of champagne-based cocktails, such as the Blush Boom Boom, a mixture of Moët champagne, pomegranate liqueur, Grand Marnier, and orange juice. Executive chef Jacen Scungio blends fresh, local ingredients to create the flatbread pizzas, sliders, and handmade pastas that populate the wine bar’s tapas menu and keep hungry imbibers from trying to stomp their wines back into grapes.
332 Atwells Ave.
Providence, Rhode Island 02903Get Directions