Bars & Clubs

Wine Bar

2015 Winner: Belly

At this Cambridge boîte from the Central Bottle and Blue Room crew, co-owner Liz Vilardi shows a way with words as well as wine, infusing wit and poetry into a list that’s almost as fun to read as it is to imbibe. Wines have been described as nervy, brooding or tenacious; a lineup of white burgundy might be explained with illustrations of Elton John’s extravagant eyewear. Finds from small producers pair perfectly with small plates, salumi, charcuterie and a rotating cast of cheeses announced on the blackboard marquee. Sold-out patio happenings and the new Sunday brunch only pump up the party.


1 Kendall Square, Cambridge • (617) 494-0968

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