A new wine bar called Bar à Vins is opening in NoDa early next year.
What to expect: Longtime friends and sommeliers Natalie Stewart (currently of Fin & Fino) and Jeff Kellogg will bring their expertise to an approachable wine list with retail pricing. Plus, there will be a snack menu with high-low items from caviar to potato chips.
The space: The space will be designed by Katy Kindred of Kindred Studio and Kindred, named Axios Charlotte’s best restaurant in the Charlotte area.
The vibe will be somewhere between wine bar and dive bar with a big emphasis on music and atmosphere, Stewart tells me. “It looks like we didn’t try. But we tried really hard.” (My thought bubble: Like a messy bun.)
Menu: The wine menu will feature a rotating list of affordable options of wines you can’t find anywhere else in the neighborhood. For food, expect small bites like caviar and potato chips and tinned fish and saltines.
Location: 3206 North Davidson St. in a former jewelry store in NoDa.