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Winedown Cafe & Wine Bar

Spanish, Wine Bar
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622 Penn Avenue, West Reading, PA 19611
+1 610-373-4907
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic
Description: Welcome to Winedown Cafe, Berks County's premiere destination for people...
Welcome to Winedown Cafe, Berks County's premiere destination for people who love wine, cheese and great gourmet snacks. We serve real wines & cheeses crafted by passionate people. We seek out the best products from around the world. Our ever-changing wine menu is complemented by our great appetizers served tapas style. Cocktail Lovers and Beer Heads, we've got you covered too!
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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best place in town for drinks & conversation!

This has been a favorite spot for the past five years. It's classy yet welcoming, with an attentive staff, good wines and cocktails at reasonable, although not cheap, prices, and a great atmosphere for conversation. There is a limited menu of very good food and even late night bites, such as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2015
TravelbugMelB2015
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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

This has been a favorite spot for the past five years. It's classy yet welcoming, with an attentive staff, good wines and cocktails at reasonable, although not cheap, prices, and a great atmosphere for conversation. There is a limited menu of very good food and even late night bites, such as select cheese plates, after 10pm. This is a must-go... More 

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Thank TravelbugMelB2015
Benfranco259, Owner at Winedown Cafe & Wine Bar, responded to this review

We're honored to be one of your favorite spots, Mel! Thanks so much for the wonderful review. We're glad that you enjoy our drinks and food, and that our team always takes good care of you. We can't wait to see you again soon! Best, Ben Franco (Owner) More 

Reamstown, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

This little gem and the bourbon place next store are terrific places to stop for drinks and apps before, after or just make it your destination for the evening. Knowledgeable staff and a nice variety of wine types make this a great place for the wine drinking novice and lover alike. We've been here numerous times and each time we... More 

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Thank keiding
Benfranco259, Owner at Winedown Cafe & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Hi keiding, Thank you for the great review! We're happy to hear how much you enjoy stopping by Winedown Cafe for drinks and apps. We really appreciate your kind words and hope to see you again soon! Best, Ben Franco (Owner) More 

new jersey
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109 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

The wine bar was crowded so we ate at the attached Whiskey bar next door (same food). The food was interesting and good, mostly small plates, cheeses, flatbreads and sandwiches, though i wouldn't call it Spanish. Very popular place seems more for the drinks. Service was a bit inattentive. I would give it 3 and a half stars if I... More 

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Thank schmutaki
Benfranco259, Owner at Winedown Cafe & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Hi schmutaki, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your food and the atmosphere. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again the next time you're in the area! Best, Ben Franco (Owner) More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

After 9 hours flying from Alaska to PA, I arrive in Wyomissing at 7 pm. It 's as if I'm visiting a friend. Good company. About 30 wines by the glass with a small bites, artisan cheeses, and eclectic sandwich menu. Perfect way to wine down.

Helpful?
Thank Jon K
Benfranco259, Owner at Winedown Cafe & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us Jon! We are so glad that we could accommodate you after your long flight and are happy to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere as well as the food and wine! We hope that next time you are in the area you stop by! Best, Ben Franco (Owner) More 

Reading, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We live in the Prohibition-Era Soviet-style state of PA where you can't buy what you want at a fair price without government interference ... but, we can go to Winedown, where the owners and staff take pride in providing you samples of what you are missing worldwide. Perfect pairings with amazing appetizers great you along with unpretentious, courteous staff. It's... More 

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Thank JDOstrich
Benfranco259, Owner at Winedown Cafe & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words, JDOstrich. We're happy to hear you appreciate the samples we share with our guests. We pride ourselves on our wine pairings -- we'll be sure to share your comments with our team. We hope to see you again soon! Best, Ben Franco (Owner) More 

Louisville, Colorado
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228 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I've been coming to Reading for two years and I'm very disappointed that no one has ever given me the heads up on the Winedown. There's nothing that I enjoy more than some great cheese and fine wine. I tried some cheeses I've never had before and found a new favorite (Piave Vecchio?). The wine list was also ample and... More 

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Thank Russell M
Benfranco259, Owner at Winedown Cafe & Wine Bar, responded to this review

We're disappointed that you haven't visited us before either but we're glad you've finally found Winedown! We agree -- there's nothing better than a good glass of wine and some cheese. We appreciate the review and cant wait to see you again! Best, Ben Franco (Owner) More 

Morgantown
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Love going here for girls' night out. Staff is super-friendly and knowledgable. Appetizers, sandwiches and salads are delicious. Cheese plates are tasty, but very small. That is the only area for improvement.

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Thank Karen29Berks
Benfranco259, Owner at Winedown Cafe & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review, Karen! We're happy to hear that you love coming to Winedown Cafe for a girls night. We really appreciate your feedback, and can't wait to see you again! Best, Ben Franco (Owner) More 

Sinking Spring, PA
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Outstanding Wines and Spirits are the mainstay of this casual and relaxing wine bar. Small plates are well done and complement the experience quite well. Tastefully done.

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Thank Gibbled371
Benfranco259, Owner at Winedown Cafe & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review, Gibbled371! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our drinks and small plates, and enjoyed a relaxing visit with us. We hope to see you again soon! Best, Ben Franco (Owner) More 

Reading, Pennsylvania
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255 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Our Ameriprise Financial Planners sponsored the event. We, as a group sampled and then blended three red wines. After much experimenting, we perfected our sample, made a label, and submitted our creation. We did not win, but had a heck of a time! Their wine choices were excellent. The appetizers served were tasty and filling. Perfect place to wine down... More 

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Thank gwenrich8
Benfranco259, Owner at Winedown Cafe & Wine Bar, responded to this review

I'm glad that you had such a great time at our Wine Blending Class, gwenrich8! Thanks for taking the time to tell us about your experience -- we really appreciate it. Hope to see you again soon! Best, Ben Franco (Owner) More 

Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We found this place while heading to the coffee shop next door. The wine list is short, but the wines we tried were very good. We also ordered some small appetizers which were fine, not great but not bad either. Overall we had a good experience, there is a full bar if someone wants something else than wine. The music... More 

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Thank Provence27
Benfranco259, Owner at Winedown Cafe & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, Provence27. We're happy that you had a pleasant experience at Winedown Cafe. We look forward to seeing you again next time you're in Reading. Best, Ben Franco (Owner) More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 622 Penn Avenue, West Reading, PA 19611
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  West Reading
  • Phone Number: +1 610-373-4907

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Welcome to Winedown Cafe, Berks County's premiere destination for people who love wine, cheese and great gourmet snacks. We serve real wines & cheeses crafted by passionate people. We seek out the best products from around the world. Our ever-changing wine menu is complemented by our great appetizers served tapas style. Cocktail Lovers and Beer Heads, we've got you covered too!
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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