- $17 for $31 worth of cheese and small plates
MJ's Wine Bar
At MJ's Wine Bar, you won't find uncomfortable chairs or snooty sommeliers. Named for the owner's mother Mary Jane, the laid-back spot eschews expensive sleekness for the cozy feel of a family living room. Guests lounge on espresso-brown leather sofas next to shelves heavy with old records and a wall painted with a mural of a world map. Though MJ's wine list is extensive and carefully curated, drinking there isn't about obsessing over the details of every vintage. Instead, "it's about fun and connecting over a glass," writes the owner on his website. Groups of friends can gather around the rustic communal table to share wine and small plates, or stop in for weekly events, such as wine tastings and live music.