Rioja! A Wine Bar

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Rioja! A Wine BarRioja! A Wine Bar

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

1603 Battleground Ave.
Greensboro, North Carolina, 27408
United States

(336) 412-0011 | map

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Added by Loki on 09-08-2006

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by Loki:
Photo of Loki
3.9/5  rDev +27.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

While primarily a Wine Bar they have a good selection of craft and import beers by the bottle. While not stellar, they have 15-20 good beers at any time. Don't see something you want, ask, they may change it up.

Atmosphere: Very laid back, friendly lounge type setup with tables, couches, chairs all around and a bar with stools in the back left. Borderline trendy, often frequented by regulars and small groups.

Quality: Always good imports and craft beers, but nothing super rare or exciting, as they don't move as much beer as wine. But if they sell more and have more requests, they will carry more.

Service: Always top notch, fast and friendly. Can be a little slow on a crowded weekend night or during a tasting.

Selection: Could be better, but better than most places in the area

Food: Good, but mainly meat and cheese trays. Mostly just for sampling with your beer or wine. Don't go expecting a full meal.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of mikesgroove
2.17/5  rDev -28.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 1

This is not a beer establishment and frankly should be removed from here. They have only token beer at best. Stella being the best offering. It is a wine bar and trust me that is all it is and all they want it to be, please do not think this is a beer destination there are plenty of other places to go in town that will treat you much better. This was simply a drive and look place, nothing to see here at all and move on. Please do the same if you want wuality beer in Greensboro, If you like wine then by all means hop on over.,

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Photo of AAis4quiters
1.7/5  rDev -44.3%
vibe: 2 | quality: 1.5 | service: 1 | selection: 2 | food: 3

I don't know why this place is listed here. This is a wine bar! The beer selection is too vague. They almost never have in stock what is listed. The "manager" admits to not knowing anything about beer or wine, which is obvious upon requesting a selection and getting the the old "bud/bud light" mentality. The owner, who dosent drink by the way, fired the only guy who knew anything about beer or wine. I used come in on a regular basis. NEVER AGAIN! Steer clear of this place. Support the local breweries.

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Photo of bboven
3.73/5  rDev +22.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3

I have to come here with my wife every once in a while because she's a wine advocate. This place does have a small, but well chosen beer selection including Dogfish head, Victory and Skullsplitter brews the last I looked. It's a very comfortable place with original artwork for sale on the walls and comfy chairs. The lighting and music are very chill and the staff is very knowledgeable about wine and pretty good with the beers they stock. They do have a sweet deal on Newcastle at $2.50 a bottle, so if I want a cheap night there I know I can still get a beer much tastier than BMC.

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Photo of Neehan
3.75/5  rDev +23%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5

Although I would recommend this place because I had a very nice time here and enjoyed what they had to offer, it has its ups and downs in terms of the beer world. Beer is certainly put on the back burner and wine is the drink of choice, but that's understood up front.

If you want beer here, you will need to ask for it as they only brought a wine and appetizer list. Unfortunately, they were also out of quite a few (at least 20%) of the beers on the list. However I was offered some that were not on the list that were very enjoyable-- such as the Brooklyn Brown. The service also made up for the lack of selection with a very knowledable staff that made great recommendations. All beers here are also bottled and not on-tap.

The food here is a good compliment-- appetizers only though a bit pricey.

All-in-all, you can find great beer here such as Chimay Blue, but there isn't a whole lot to choose from.

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Rioja! A Wine Bar in Greensboro, NC
3.05 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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