It’s been a few years since changes to state law made it possible for bottle shops around the state to stock wine alongside their six packs and tallboys — and since then, the city’s selection has seriously leveled up. From natural wine destinations to shops that let you order online and bring libations right to your door, here are some of our favorite bottle shops where you can score a fine vintage in Philly.
320 Market Café, Media
This year’s Best of Philly-winning wine shop is located inside this gourmet grocer-bottle shop-cafe, where owner Jack Cunicelli has curated one of the best selections of natural wines on the East Coast.
Richmond Bottle Shop, Port Richmond
The the IGA at Aramingo Avenue and York Street might seem an unlikely location to house a stellar wine shop-within-a-supermarket — until you consider the influx of well-heeled young professionals to the neighborhood. Choose from wines selected in collaboration with the Philadelphia Wine School while you’re grabbing the week’s groceries.
Local 44 Bottle Shop, University City
The cozy gastropub’s conjoined bottle shop is the neighborhood’s source for a solid selection of local, craft, and rare beers — and they’ve been stocking a thoughtfully curated selection of specialty wines made by small-scale producers, too.
Fishtown Social, Fishtown
Owner Vanessa Wong wants to make wine fun, not stuffy or intimidating. She also makes a point to feature wines from producers using organic, biodynamic, and other natural production practices at her cafe-slash-bottle shop on Frankford Avenue, so you know her selections will be unique as well as delicious.
Hawthornes, Bella Vista
The 11th Street cafe and bottle shop pioneered online beer delivery in Philly — they’ve got a whole side business, Quick Sip, devoted to getting bottles, boxes, and growlers to most of the city between the hours of 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. Because who really wants to leave the house when you’re ready to wine down?
The Bottle Shop, East Passyunk
The Avenue’s source for takeout booze doesn’t just sell a great selection of wine in addition to beer and cider — you can order online and get it delivered to certain ZIP codes in South Philly and Center City most evenings.
Di Bruno Bros., Rittenhouse
It’s not enough that Di Bruno Bros. has the city’s cheese market cornered — they had to build a great bottle shop in the Franklin and add a serious wine-heavy selection to their Rittenhouse location. Pop in for a bottle after work and grab a great wedge of cheese to go with it.
Moore Brothers, Pennsauken
If you’re even a semi-serious wine drinker, chances are you’ve been crossing the river for your bottles all along. The selection is huge, the prices are great, and it’s just minutes over the river from Philly, which still makes it a destination for great bottles once you’ve exhausted your neighborhood options.