We are glad you could spare a little time to read this blog about where to buy wine, liquor, and beer in New Haven. Our alcohol guide will attempt to cover the subject in as much depth as possible.
We’ll start with a list of the best local liquor stores and wine shops near you. Anyone who wants to buy a bottle of vodka, tequila, wine, or a case of beer will get their information quickly so they can go get what they desire soon.
Following that we’ll look into the top breweries and beer bars before sharing a list of excellent wine bars. Wineries and vineyards in your area will be mentioned, and we’ll finish up by discussing some of the top local happy hours where you can get cheap alcoholic drinks after work.
An alcohol map for your area will be shared near the end that has all of the establishments we’ve mentioned linked to it. Posts on wine, liquor, and beer for cities around the Northeast can be looked through at that link if interested.
Best Liquor Stores & Wine Shops In New Haven
You will be able to buy a case of beer, a bottle of vodka, tequila, or wine, or just about any other alcoholic beverage at one of the best liquor stores and wine shops:
- Beverage Boss at 226 Whalley Ave
- The New Bottle Shop at 492 Orange St
- The Wine Thief at 181 Crown St
- Oddbins Bottle Shop at 1 Whitney Ave
- Amity Wine & Spirit at 95 Amity Rd
- La Bella Vista Wines & Liquors at 175 Wooster St
- Grapes and Grains at 192 Forbes Ave
At Beverage Boss if you buy 6 or more bottles of wine you will receive a 10% discount on all full-priced wines. They are open Monday through Saturday from 8:30am to 9pm and Sundays from 10am to 6pm.
The New Bottle Shop is open Monday through Saturday from 11am to 8pm, and Sundays from 12pm to 5pm offering free shipping on orders over $75 in the United States. The Wine Thief is operating in three locations where purchases are made online with free shipping or they offer in store pick ups.
Oddbins Bottle Shop was founded in 1960 with opening hours from Monday through Saturday from 10am to 11pm, and Sundays from 12pm to 5pm. Amity Wine and Spirit has over 50 years of experience in handcrafted wines, liquors, and beers near you. They have a wine club and provide consulting services too.
La Bella Vista Wines and Liquors has operated as a family company in your region since 2000. They have a closing time of 10pm every day except on Sundays when they close at 6pm.
Grapes and Grain is open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 10pm, and Sunday, 10am to 6pm
Breweries & Beer Bars Near You
These local breweries and beer bars are fantastic places to go whether you want to sample new suds or just watch the game with some friends:
- East Rock Brewing at 285 Nicoll St #103
- New England Brewing at 175 Amity Rd
- Overshores Brewing at 250 Bradley St
- The Beeracks at 250 Bradley St
- No Worries Brewing at 2520 State St
East Rock Brewing Company is a local brewery providing accommodation for a casual get-together, a study dinner, or a birthday celebration with table reservations and events. Pets are welcome to roam free on their patio.
New England Brewing closes every day at 9pm, except on Sundays when they close at 5pm. Overshoes was established in 2014 with an opening time from 12pm from Monday to Saturday and 1pm from Sunday. The Beeracks offers an outside terrace with meals trucks providing reservations for your private event with live music events throughout the year.
No Worries Brewing has a taberna and a patio providing live music and craft beer near you including table games, cards, maze game, quiz, and much more. They can connect you with local food trucks who can provide delicious food if you don’t have an access to a kitchen.
Wine Bars In New Haven
Visit wine bars near you for a date night, a business meeting, or for a gather with friends:
- Cave a’ Vin at 975 State St
- Skappo Italian Wine Bar at 59 Crown St
- Harvest Wine Bar & Restaurant at 1104 Chapel St
- August at 3 Edwards St
- L’Orcio at 806 State St
Cave a’ Vin has happy hour from 4pm to 6pm on Tuesdays through Thursdays. Skappo Italian Wine’s happy hour is from 4pm to 6pm on Tuesdays through Fridays with an opening time from Tuesday through Saturday at 4pm.
Harvest Wine Bar and Restaurant features modern American custom cuisine with Asian, Latin, and Mediterranean influences, as well as a diverse wine list from across the world. They have sister restaurants in Fairfield, New Canaan, and Darien named 55 Wine Bar and Restaurant, Cava Wine Bar and Restaurant, and Scena Wine Bar and Restaurant, respectively.
L’Orcio was established in 2003 and provides delicious and genuine Italian food where you can dine outside in the restaurant’s garden.
Wineries & Vineyards In Your Area
Although these wineries and vineyards might not be right in the city they are well worth the trip:
- Rosabianca Vineyards at 1536 Middletown Ave
- Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery at 15 Windswept Hill Rd
- Gouveia Vineyards at 1339 Whirlwind Hill Rd
- Arrigoni Winery at 1287 Portland-Cobalt Rd
- Bishop’s Orchards Farm Market & Winery at 1355 Boston Post Rd
- Hawk Ridge Winery at 28 Plungis Rd
- Aquila’s Nest Vineyards at 56 Pole Bridge Rd
Rosabianca Vineyards is open on Friday from 4pm to 8pm, Saturday 12pm to 7pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm. Paradise Hills Vineyard and Winery is owned and run by an Italian-American family.
They are open every day and do not require any reservations with an open outside sitting area and inside sitting capacity of 4-6 persons per table. Gouveia Vineyards offers a wine club in your area with a variety of benefits where you can bring your dog to the restaurant’s grassy spaces.
Arrigoni Winery’s fun events include a night of painting, food trucks, from the farm to the table, fund-raising events, wine-tasting dinners, and more. Catering, entertainment, and complete event planning services are also available.
Bishop’s Orchards Creamery offers a variety of delectable flavors, sundaes, ice cream sandwiches, and their signature Bishop’s Blitz. The Bishop family has a long history of raising and selling high-quality local fruits and vegetables. Wines, soups, salads, vegetables, and fruits, as well as prepared cuisine, including platters of their most popular recipes, are all available for your budget-conscious dinners and family gatherings. Don’t forget the cider, sausages, and pies. Their market, winery, and bakery are all open all year.
Hawk Ridge Winery provides a one-of-a-kind wedding experience. Their site is located in Watertown’s breathtaking rolling hills, with a beautiful view that is ideal for a “Rustic” wedding. They provide a variety of wedding packages to help you create a one-of-a-kind and spectacular experience on your big day. Ceremonies can take place under their grapevines, tent, or beside the koi pond.
Best Local Happy Hours
When you need to unwind after work these happy hours in New Haven are great places to buy cheaper alcoholic drinks:
- Ordinary at 990 Chapel St
- Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill at 100 S Water St
- Prime 16 at 172 Temple St
- Elm City Social at 266 College St
- Pacifico at 220 College St
- Kitchen Zinc at 966 Chapel St
Restaurant Shell and Bones Oyster Bar and Grill has one of the best happy hoursin your area from 4pm to 7pm any night of the week. Restaurant Prime 16’s happy hour is from 4pm to 7pm.
You can read more of our posts on:
- Bridgeport Liquor Stores & Delivery
- Hartford Liquor Stores & Delivery
- New York City Liquor Stores & Delivery
- Newark Liquor Stores & Delivery
Enjoy Drinking Wine, Liquor, & Beer In New Haven
That’s all we have for now but keep checking back because we’ll try our best to keep this page updated. We know you are ready to achieve your goal after reading about all of the local liquor stores, wine shops, breweries, beer bars, wine bars, wineries, vineyards, and happy hours in your area.
Please let us know if we missed anything or if any of the above establishments have closed in the comments so we can keep the lists up to date. Now you can enjoy drinking wine, liquor, or beer in New Haven.