Cork Wine Bar

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TUESDAY - WEDNESDAY: 5 P.M. - 12 A.M. | THURSDAY - SATURDAY: 5 P.M. - 1 A.M. | SUNDAY: 11 A.M. - 3 P.M. ; 5 P.M. - 10 P.M. | MONDAY: CLOSED
202.265.2675 | WEBSITE

Cork Wine Bar was a pioneer along D.C.’s now-bustling 14th Street corridor when it opened in 2008. Dozens of restaurants have opened since, but Cork remains packed most nights thanks to dependable food and affordable wine. The Eurocentric list offers about 200 options, including nearly 60 by-the-glass pours. Refreshingly, most bottles are priced between $50 and $100, so even non-enthusiasts feel comfortable ordering multiple bottles of wine.

Known For
  • natural wine
  • low wine markups
  • grower Champagne
  • outdoor / patio
  • full menu
What to drink
Cork shines with off-the-beaten path varieties from off-the-beaten path regions. So stay away from blue-chip regions like Burgundy and explore the farther flung.
Logan Circle
At most restaurants, the last few pages of the wine list are dedicated to dessert wines, spirits and digestifs. At Cork, the last few pages house a miniature wine list called "Still Curious?" that's packed with cult producers like Jerome Prévost and Eric Texier.