A selection of local spots offering Wine Wednesday specials you won’t want to miss …
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3-Thirty-3 Waterfront Restaurant
333 Bayside Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Experiencing a Wine Wednesday at 3-Thirty-3 is something of grand, scenic affair; the space boasts rows of wood tables with comfy booths, high, vaulted ceilings, an enormous, circular bar and picture windows that overlook an evening-glittered Newport Bay. Arrive between 3 and 6 p.m. to order yourself a glass of discounted wine and small bites from the happy hour menu.
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2305 W Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Every Wednesday, from 5 p.m.-10 p.m., visit this cozy, neighborhood spot and enjoy $3 house wine!
Black Knight Gastro Lounge
1870 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Cross the bridge on Newport Blvd., drive a hint up the road and you’ll find Black Knight, a gem of a Wine Wednesday spot that is technically in Costa Mesa but we won’t tell if you don’t. Black Knight has an upscale, sports-bar vibe and on Wednesdays, it’s always buzzing with a lively crowd. The wine isn’t exactly the grandest Napa Valley vintage in the land but it’ll definitely get you over the work-week hump. Plus, Black Knight serves $5 glasses of tap wine all day and night on Wednesdays and offers a complimentary flatbread or cheese board with the purchase of every four glasses. Bonus: An acoustic-electric guitarist plays country cover jams and if you ask really nicely, he might just take a recommendation.
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Lido Tasting Room
201 Shipyard Way, Cabin 3, Newport Beach, CA 92663
There’s a new Wine Wednesday player in town and it’s bringing quality vino and a high-end tasting experience to Lido Isle. Lido Tasting Room, the brainchild of Northern California’s Bravante Vineyards, recently opened a small space overlooking the quaint courtyard that also houses a local institution, Sabatino’s Sausage Company.Lido Tasting Room boasts a cozy yet intimate open-air bar, high-top tasting tables and warm nooks and crannies decorated with nautical charm. It’s ideal for date night, pre-dinner libations (especially if your dinner happens to be at nearby Sabatino’s) or a casual post-work, happy hour hang.
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Sessions West Coast Deli
2823 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Sessions West Coast Deli is best known for its on-point sandwiches and California-cool vibe but the local eatery also has a selection of craft beers on tap and of course, wines. Every Wednesday, Sessions offers 50% off wine from 5 p.m. to close.
3131 West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663
On Wednesday at The Winery, happy hour runs from 4 to 6:30 p.m., which includes a California Chardonnay and an Italian Pinot Grigio for $7.95. For the reds, $7.95 will get you a California Pinot Noir, a Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington and a Malbec from Argentina. The Winery is a sophisticated twist on Wine Wednesday, with notes of dark wood throughout, a glass wine wall made from brightly lit bottles, and waterfront views along the entire back of the restaurant.
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