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901 5th Avenue, San Diego CA 92101 (619) 234-4166
Inspired by the eclectic lounges of New York’s “meatpacking district” and the warm brasseries of turn of the century Paris, Vin de Syrah is complemented by amazing cheeses, desserts, and a friendly wine list. This subterranean yet organic space pays respect to the old but embraces the new world with a contemporary style all its own. A much needed “breath of fresh air” for the Gaslamp Quarter, Vin de Syrah offers spirits, unique beer and of course, an array of beautiful wines by the glass. If it’s a dirty martini, a frosty Chimay, or a smooth glass of Bordeaux, this is the parlor for you. Celebrated local designer Michael Soriano completely reinvents the downtown urban lounge with his botanical chandeliers, thick 50 year old wine vines, 12 foot natural wood candlelit tasting table, and semiprivate plush sitting rooms. So whether you like the unique beats of San Diego’s most eclectic djs or the soothing rhythms of live jazz, you’ll find yourself lost in the moment, enjoying the ambiance, music, food and drink that is simply, Vin de Syrah.

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From craft beer to boutique spirits and esoteric wines, Vin de Syrah offers something for everyone. Our specialty cocktail list changes seasonally and uses only the freshest and most unique ingredients. Our wine list boasts over 100 different bottles from all over the globe and in depth descriptions for those who are new to the wide world of wine. Enjoy any of our small bites from our charcuterie station or one of our specially crafted paninis. View the Menu

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Group Wine tastings

Our wine tastings are held every Saturday from 7-8:30 pm at our 12 foot, candlelit tasting table. The cost is $55 per person + tax and gratuity, which includes three full glasses of wine and three hand selected food pairings. This is not your average wine prepared for a fun and edgy experience with one of our two in-house sommeliers! Their tactless and outrageous tastings will have your guests talking about Syrah for weeks! Whether you are a wine rookie or an experienced palate, our wine tastings are perfect for all wine enthusiasts. And no two tastings will have the same experience, so come often. There are only 16 spots available and reservations fill up quickly, you can purchase tickets HERE. Syrah offers wine tastings every If you have guests with food allergies or who are vegetarian/vegan, please make note when reserving your tasting. *Subject to cancellation if not enough seats are filled

Private Group Wine Tastings

Syrah offers a private group tasting experience! Private tastings allow you to choose your preference for wine themes. Substitutions will not be made during the tasting, however, you may request white, reds, sparkling wine, or even specific varietals when making your reservation. Get your friends together and pick your own tasting theme to be hosted by one of our four in-house sommeliers. Private tastings on Friday and Saturday nights require a minimum of 10 reservations and are hosted at our 12 foot tasting table. Private group tastings are also offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays! Off-day tastings are a great way to experience all that Syrah has to offer. Enjoy the same fun and edgy tasting experience on your own time. Private group tastings on off-days are $65 per person plus tax and gratuity and offer 3 full glasses of wine (you can even pick your own theme to tie the wines together) and 3 food pairings. Email to check availability for your tasting party.

Private Romance Inspired Tastings for 2-4 people

Syrah is now offering a romantic candlelit wine tasting experience. Reserve your own private booth and Syrah will cover it in candles and rose petals for you. The in-house sommelier will prepare 3 glasses of wine and 3 perfectly suited canapés. Your host will briefly describe the wines and pairings then leave you both to your romantic evening. This intimate reservation is $75 per person plus tax and gratuity and can be made for any time during our regular business hours.

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Bottle Service
Vin de Syrah offers the most unique VIP and bottle service experience in the Gaslamp Quarter. Available for parties of 2-30, these reservations provide your party with a table and server on our busiest nights of the week. We offer bottles of liquor, large format beers, reserve wines and pitchers of specialty cocktails as well as a large party catering menu. All reservations should be booked through our team at Ask about our bachelor/bachelorette and birthday specials!

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Vin de Syrah is the perfect space for your semi-private or private event. We offer three catering menus to accommodate any event needs, specialty cocktails perfectly tailored for your event and entertainment from DJ's and live bands to tarot readers and illusionists. The beautiful space is sure to wow your guests and our extensive selection of menu options will fit any budget. Please complete the event form below and our team will get back to you.

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Recipient of the Orchid Award

Vin de Syrah was the 2010 Orchid award winner for Interior Design. The Orchids & Onions program is San Diego's most prestigious architectural competition. The program is sponsored by the San Diego Architectural Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting outstanding architecture, planning, and urban design throughout San Diego County


901 5th Avenue, San Diego CA 92101 | (619) 234-4166


Wed & Thurs: 5pm-12am

Fri & Sat: 5pm-1:30am

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