Vines Wine Bar in Downtown Parker Colorado
If you are looking for a spectacular date night for a special occasion or just because you need a night out, Vines has it all.
Driving to the South of Denver and entering the quaint historic area of Parker is a treat all in itself. You’ll note the iconic white gazebo just to the West of the Tapas Bar with local art and the happy families with ice cream cones and dogs in tow meandering along the pathways of O’Brien Park. Once you enter the iron archway of Vines you’ll immediately be transported to old world elegance combined with the casual atmosphere of Parker.
The owner’s Lee and Shari Riggs are almost always nearby (unless they are leading a group of local foodies on the annual pilgrimage to a European vineyard vacation) and will happily talk to you about their concept, the food their serve and the wine’s they provide for their customers.
Each table in the restaurant was hand made by the Riggs and is one of a kind creation as are the wonderful tapas that you’ll be treated to.
If you are looking for a romantic spot to treat your special someone you have come to the right place.
Every night is happy hour from 4-6 with 1/2 off Wine by the Glass, so this is a wonderful time to try some of the more elite options and discover a new favorite. There were so many requests for purchasing wines that Vines carried that last year Shari remodeled the back dining room into a wine shop offering not only fine wine for very reasonable prices but a wide variety of wine gifts as well.
Even if you are not a “wine snob” you’ll be able to enjoy a variety of beer and spirits including their own infused vodkas for one of a kind martini’s.
There are hundreds of bottles of wine to choose from and the selection changes continually as new wines are discovered by the highly trained staff.
The food is Tapas Style designed to pair nicely with a glass of wine. What is tapas? Tapa means lid or cover in Spanish and it’s said the tapas as we know it to day came about when bar owners in Spain would serve a piece of bread or meat to cover their customers glass of sherry so the fruit flies wouldn’t attack the sweet liquid. The spicy meat made everyone thirsty and thus the bar owners sold more spirits.
Usually two tapas per person constitutes a full meal perhaps leaving you room to share one of their mouth watering desserts. (Pictured is the Creme’ Brulee) the Tiramisu is also a highly recommended favorite along with Chocolate Trilogy for the chocoholics in your party.
Below you’ll find a photo gallery of some of the favorite tapas available.
One block East of Parker Road on Mainstreet – MAP & Directions
“Our goal is simply to give our patrons a comfortable, unpretentious, & fun environment to enjoy wine, beer & food they would normally find only in the city.” Lee & Shari Riggs
Parker Insiders Tip: There are two fireplaces which make a wonderfully cozy romantic spot when there’s a chill in the air but you must call to reserve them in advance.