So, I am a Wino for all intent purposes. I love a great wine. I have wine shirts and there’s never a time when I don’t have a bottle or more in my home. I believe that wine drinkers are the best folks on the planet. Too far? Not for such an occasion as the Wine Dive. This is going to attract all the wine lovers to come and have a sip or more and I am here for it. I know everyone has their vice, but this swanky new spot is going to be the talk of the town.
What makes Wine Dive so special?
You can come in and chat and chew with your friends at the bar or grab a table. They offer a huge selection of wine, cocktails, beers and ciders for you to include your friends who aren’t wine enthusiast. They also have an amazing wine cellar that you can choose a bottle for any occasion to take with you as well. The bottles are the cutest as you sit across from your wine friends and catch up. I literally can’t wait to grab a couple of girlfriends in the near future and make this our spot. The Wine Dive combines having the convenience of a wine store and bar mixed. The idea is to come and grab a bottle but stay for a glass before you head out. The Wine Dive is going to make and mix socializing and wine buying as a great marriage of fun.
The media and VIP nights are always a fun time. Aversa PR hada huge crowd. From the small bites to the wines and cocktails it made for a fun evening. I loved how by the way Wine Dive is attached to the Cambridge that we were able to try out cocktails from both sides as well too. The seating in the Wine Dive is nice and makes for less crowded space than your contemporary bar. It allows a more intimate style seating for you and your guests. Keep in mind if you’re drinking wine you sort of need that. I love getting cozy while sipping and if I am going out, I need my lighting etc. to reflect the same. Wine Dive has you covered.
So, let’s give you all the information you need to know, shall we?!
Price Point and Fuss
The Wine Dive has all price points in mind. If you aren’t balling but more like balling on a budget like most you still can have your wine or wine cocktail (try the Red Queen) at a price that won’t break the bank. It’s affordable and right at the point where you can enjoy without having to overthink lunch for the week.
FYI The Red Queen is made of Red Wine, Averna, Old Granddad, lemon, and herbs! Its strong trust me and worth it!
I also had the Pony Up which I am glad I tried. It’s made of Miller High Life Pony and Lafi. Gentian amaro shot! It’s quite pleasant together!
It’s inviting. I love the artwork. It’s gorgeous too. It has a 70s Vegas feel to it and its comfy. This was a media event for me but while I am there, I am always looking at it from a consumer look and feel. If I were to entertain my girlfriends what would the vibe be?! I think the vibe is fresh and swanky. Dark enough to feel exclusive but great enough to get amazing pictures. The juke box is also something that will get many people moving and dancing if they feel it too! What was my favorite décor? I think the mirrors on the wall. I loved them. I kept having my eyes go to them they are a definite conversation starter.
Yes, there are at least 215 options with about 50 natural wines, bubbly and cider to choose from. There are 20 by the glass options as well. I am sure as they progress there will be more added including the option to have your bottle filled like a draft and corked for you to take home. I would say that smashes options on its feet.
How is the Staff?
Every bar has staff that is knowledgeable about the products if they are smart. However, there is a difference in knowledge and love for your job. The bartenders love their job. When at a media event I watch to see how they handle pressure. You need someone who can take a lot of orders, smile, and keep their wits. Wine Dive staff handled that and more. They didn’t just take our orders they made sure they provided an experience.
The Wine Dive will absolutely be my go-to spot. I go to a lot of media events and I can always tell the ones that grab me because I talk to my husband about let’s plan a night. He was with me and he’s not an avid wine drinker like I am however he absolutely enjoyed The Most Curious Thing which is a cocktail on the Cambridge side that is made with Lamb Washed Whiskey, Rosemary Sour, and Red Wine. It was good I must admit.
I also enjoyed the Mad Tea Party. It was made with Gin, Apricot Tea, Lime Juice, and Club Soda.
Thank you to Wine Dive and Aversa PR for the invite. I already know I will be in the building and I can’t wait for another Red Queen!
The Wine Dive opens officially on Friday at 11am. Take my word for this and shot me a message and let me know how you liked it. To my Philly girlfriends please be on the lookout for an invite from me so we can go and be loving winos for the night! For my out to town girlfriends, if you are here for more than 2 nights expect one night to be at the Wine Dive its that serious! Let’s do this!
Thank you to best date of a lifetime, my husband, Marques!
Wine Dive is located at 1506 South Street in Philadelphia PA!