8351 State Road 54, New Port Richey, FL 34655
Features: Offers tastings
Cost range: 10.01-20.00
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Beer and wine only
More in this neighborhood: West Pasco
One side is a smartly curated wine shop and the other is a warm and convivial wine bar and restaurant. Together, it is a prime opportunity to drink something wonderful paired with salads and shared plates, cheese and charcuterie. Any bottle from the retail side is available in the dining room at retail price plus $10 corkage. Given that most restaurants have a 70 percent markup, this is a deal. In addition, Brix 33 showcases 30 wines by the glass and four Wine Station machines that hold four bottles each. You preload a wine card with whatever denominations you see fit, then self-serve 1-, 3- or 5-ounce samples. For those who want to learn, there are Wednesday evening tastings in the shop 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of the month, with discounts if you want to buy a bottle of those tasteables. Restaurant hours: 5-10 p.m. Tue.-Thur., until 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., until 9 p.m. Sun.; Wine shop opens at 11 a.m.
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