Six Plates Wine Bar, Durham

This past Friday, G and I headed over to the American Tobacco Historic District to enjoy some bluegrass music.  From there we headed over to Six Plates Wine Bar for a light dinner.  It is in a newer mixed-use complex with some shops and other restaurants on the first floor.  We walked in and were greeted by the bar tender.  It is a great space decorated with funky furniture, velvet chairs, leather couches and vintage coffee tables.  The room has a long bar, a few bar tables and a couple other seating areas made up of chairs and sofas.  It is a darker room and had a cozy feel, much like a lovely basement, wine bar we went to in San Francisco one (I can’t remember the name) but Six Plates is better because they serve food!

The concept is quite simple, the menu has only six plates (hence the name) every evening and all are paired with wines.  The menu also includes several pages of wines by the bottle and a few wines by the glass are listed on the corkboard behind the bar.  The wine list is quite varied in both price and region offering a lot of great options to try.  I am not sure how often they change the menu but they do use a lot of locally grown and produced products. All of the ordering happens at the bar so there isn’t a wait staff but just a couple of helpful, energetic and friendly bar tenders.

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