A wine bar is like a pub or a tavern, except that it specializes in wine. Your neighborhood's wine bar might have a window full of plants and tables with people sipping wine from big glasses.
People who enjoy drinking wine may prefer to visit a wine bar rather than a regular bar if they like ordering wine by the glass, sampling wine from different bottles. Wine bars are typically cozy spaces that encourage patrons to stay and sip for a while. While the first wine bars in the United States opened in the 1980's, they became even more popular and common over the the following decades.