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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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Grafton, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ernie's Wine Bar is the must-see place in Ozaukee. Ben the owner (Ernie was the dog) is a master hand crafted cocktail master. The wine list is fantastic and Ben knows his wine. Chocolate, pistachio's, and sometimes homemade cheese crisps are always on the bar. The music is always great. But the crowd makes the place. Eclectic and fun, it's... More 

Thank RaminWI
Slinger, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Three friends & I met there to start our Girls' Night Out. The service from each of the staff was helpful and friendly, and the atmosphere was very cozy. It is small inside, but everyone just goes with the flow and enjoys great drinks at very reasonable prices.

Thank Sue B
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

Frequented by locals this bar in quaint and comfortable inside. Ben (the owner) makes some of the best drinks that I've ever tasted and I will always trust his recommendations as they have been spot on.

Thank EricThomas1
Cedarburg, Wisconsin, United States
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

If you are looking for a very laid back place to have a great glass of wine this place is for you. It is very small but it is very cozy and fun.

Thank Jean Ann L
Austin, TX
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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.

Thank dugent
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank fireclan
Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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!

1 Thank Paula C
Appleton, Wisconsin
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82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank mpg0815
Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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230 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
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 

Thank Denise A
Waterford, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

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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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