Best Wine Bar Restaurant in San Diego
Wine. One of Cafe 21's many loves.
With our unrivaled decor and ambiance and a spectacular wine list, we might go as far as to say that we are the best wine bar in San Diego. Of course, this depends on your criteria, but for us we know we are the perfect wine bar when you take the following into consideration: a fantastic wine selection and beautiful spaces in both the Gaslamp and University Heights to enjoy said wine selection. So if your google search bar currently says 'wine restaurants near me' and you happen to be in the heart of downtown San Diego or on the main drag of Adams Avenue, then we hope you hop in and give us a try. After all, we are all the same, true San Diego wine lovers.
Wine, It's What's for Dinner
Maybe it is time to unwind with a glass of wine with no particular occasion in mind or you are hoping to celebrate with loved ones over a bottle of wine, dinner, and a live music show, then we take pride in being the curators of your wine endeavors. Both our locations have amazing outdoor patios, ideal for outdoor wine drinking and on top of that, our downtown location features live music nightly.
Our Wine Curators
We must mention that the true Cafe 21 wine curators are Chef Leyla and Emran Javadov, who you just might catch one day on the outdoor patio tasting wines. This seems to be an ongoing quest for them, always finding and offering a wide selection of unique, delicious, and affordable wines. So with each swirl and sip, please know that they always have you in mind and of course, have no doubt that quality is never compromised as they work with the best purveyors to get you the best wine from local and international wineries.
There are so many places to drink wine in San Diego and we hope you give either Cafe 21 Gaslamp or Cafe 21 University Heights a try. Our knowledgeable staff will curate you through our wine list and we hope to be your go-to wine bar in San Diego.
Have a true Cafe 21 experience, where amazing food and drink as well as good company and beautiful ambience are all part of the Cafe 21 way. The concept of small plates allows for variety, where guests can indulge in different tastes and flavors. Everything from our style of service, spices, and techniques are true to the culture of Azerbaijan.
Our team only works with the best, freshest ingredients to bring you unique seasonal dishes made from locally grown produce, hormone-free grass fed meat, wild seafood, and antibiotic-free Mary's Free Range Chickens. We love hand making our own sourdough bread, which is baked daily using organic flour and a very special starter named Lola. We make all our food from scratch and with love.
We are here to meet your tastes, accommodating gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan guests. Please inform us of any allergies you may have. *As delicious as it may be, consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.*
Please note that our menu is seasonal and prices as well as menu items are subject to change. We do our best to keep the most current menu updated and the most correct version of our menu is directly on our site.