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Ernie's Wine Bar

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5471 Portland Rd, Cedarburg, WI 53012
(262) 375-9200
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  • Food
    1 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Hidden Treasure

So, it looks like a road house on the outside. Who would suspect it has fine quality wines and grant ambiance inside? You will, that's who!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
Paula C
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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Ernies Wine Bar is just a bit outside of the downtown area. It's named after the owner's dog, who has gone to the great wine bar in the sky. Small but has terrific selection of premium wines and several good beers. Also a full bar. Free pistachios as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I have visited this establishment a few times while in Cedarburg with family. Ben, the owner, makes a killer Old Fashioned! My family and I love the atmosphere. I highly recommend a visit when in Cedarburg.

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

So, it looks like a road house on the outside. Who would suspect it has fine quality wines and grant ambiance inside? You will, that's who!

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Ernie's is a place that we feel the need to go to make our yearly spring getaway to cedarburg complete! My wife and I enjoy the romance of this quaint establishment! Ben the owner is a friendly man who is always busy attending to detail. He is attentive to polishing the wine glasses to make sure they are perfect for... More 

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I'm not sure there are wine pubs, but this is one. They have a great, inexpensive list by the glass or bottle. They also have beer, hard liquor and bar snacks - pistachios, M&Ms and even cheese crackers made by the owner's wife (yum). The owner is always behind the bar, but don't call him Ernie, that's the name of... More 

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Waterford, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I've read the reviews below this, and let's be real, folks: no one should mistake this for an establishment solely dedicated to wine. Instead, understand that this is a comfortable, colorful, local bar which just happens to stock and pour an excellent selection of wine, too. The bartender does chat more with regular customers but easily warm up with first... More 

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Had some good wines, but way over priced. Very poor service, bartenders ignored us and never greeted us when coming in. Rude to my wife when asking about desserts.

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Belgium, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

My wife and I stopped in by way of a friends recommendation. We're glad we did. This was a great way to end our evening. The wine and beer selection is very good. The atmosphere was relaxed. We will definitely make this a more frequent stop.

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Bay View, WI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I was really excited to stop in this wine bar after reading the reviews. Very disappointing. It is a cute old place, with nice outdoor seating, if it happens to be nice out. It just seemd uncomfortable when we walked in. Both my husband and I felt like we were an annoyance to the bar tender. No personality at all,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

From the outside it looks like a little mom & pop country tavern. You get inside & there's a beautiful back bar, lovely white tablecloths, yummy chocolates & candies & nuts (not your regular type of bar snacks) on the bar for snacking & savoring with your wine. I love the place....lots of atmosphere, lots of wine choices.

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Address: 5471 Portland Rd, Cedarburg, WI 53012
Phone Number: (262) 375-9200
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Cedarburg
Cuisine: Wine Bar

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  • Address: 5471 Portland Rd, Cedarburg, WI 53012
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Cedarburg
  • Phone Number: (262) 375-9200

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  • Cuisine: Wine Bar

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