Looking for a great spot to discuss the movie you saw over a glass of wine? Here are five great wine bars within 1½ blocks of movie theaters. All five places have patio seating:
Century 16 Belmar and The Oven Pizza e Vino: Casual, relaxed eatery that offers almost 50 wines by the glass or bottle from California, Italy, and Colorado. The Oven describes its wine list as “mellow, yellow, zippy, grippy, balanced, luscious, and dyn-o-mite.” Located at 7167 North Alaska Drive, around the corner from the theater. Open daily from 11:30am-9:30pm.
Regal Continental Stadium 10 and Em’s Velvet Vine: Em’s contemporary palette of chartreuse, orange, and chocolate brown is carried through the arrangements of leather couches, club chairs, benches, and bar stools. The décor on one wall includes a display of wine bottles signed by the tipplers who enjoyed them. Located north of the theater in The District Shopping Center at Hampden Avenue and I-25. Open Monday-Thursday from 4:00pm-10:00pm, Friday and Saturday from 4:00pm to midnight, and Sunday from 4:00pm to 9:00pm.
Landmark Theatres Esquire and Table 6: This American bistro takes its wine list seriously and has an interesting selection of wines. There are 44 available by the glass, including the “Wacky, Delicious Wine of the Night” for $8.00, 60 wines available by the bottle, and a “playful” reserve list available upon request. Located at 609 Corona Street at 6thAvenue, a block’s walk from the theater. Open Monday-Thursday from 5:00pm-10:00pm, Friday and Saturday from 5:00pm-11:00pm, and Sunday from 10:30am to 9:00pm.
Landmark Theatres Greenwood Village and The Wine Loft: Located steps away from the theater in the Village Shops at the Landmark, this goth-luxe wine bar is a romantic spot for a glass of wine. In a setting of velvet sofas, black leather bar stools, and dramatic curtains and art, they pour around 30 wines by the glass, more than 80 by the bottle, and 9 dessert wines and ports. Their list includes both familiar and unusual wines. Open Monday-Friday from 4pm-close, and Saturday from 5pm-close. Closed Sundays.
Landmark Theatres Mayan and Sketch Wine Bar: This wine bar is airy and light, with chic white leather chairs, dark wood tables and bar stools, and art that changes monthly. Tasty red or white sangria is $5 during happy hour. They serve a nice selection of wines by the glass. Located at 11 West First Avenue, beyond the El Diablo patio. Sketch is open Monday-Friday from 6:00am-2:00am, and Saturday-Sunday from 7:00am-2:00am.