For a town with ideal soil and climate for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, San Luis Obispo does not have many wine bars downtown. It’s almost like they don’t think of themselves as a genuine wine village. Now, the Luis Wine Bar on Higera has an abundant and tasteful selection of local wines as well as flights that showcase the flavors of Edna Valley. The management also do a great job of incorporating wines from their neighbor to the north, Paso Robles, and south, Santa Barbara.
If you think wine bars don’t have good food offerings, remember that they aim to pair their products best so you’re going to get really high quality cheese and olive options yet no full kitchen for a burger and fries. But Luis gathers high quality cheese, nuts, bread, and cured meats from local providers. So, they serve a mouthwatering assortment of dishes that pair well with wine flights of many varieties.
With free wifi and floor to ceiling accordion style windows that bring the outdoors in, Luis is quite possibly the best place to spend a warm afternoon or happy hour while still responding to a few last minute emails.