Appetizer and Wine Pairings at Copia Urban Winery's Happy Hour
Kristen Klempert Copia Urban Winery
Copia Urban Winery
1122 Washington Avenue; 314-241-9463
The Hours: Mon., Thurs. and Fri 4-7 p.m., Tues. 5:30-8:30 p.m., Wed. 5-7 p.m.
The Deal: Varying daily appetizer and drink specials
Why You'll Go Back: We were a little unsure just what it meant to be an "urban winery," but Copia has clearly defined the term. Its wine list is extensive and eclectic -- satisfying the taste buds of anyone wanting to enjoy a nice glass of wine. Its food, though strong enough to stand on its own, can only be enhanced with a good wine pairing. It's this attention to both what goes on the plate and in the glass that creates an experience not found at many St. Louis restaurants, and it's this that will draw you back again and again.
The Verdict: Although the atmosphere and tasty offerings are all there at Copia, something seems to be missing during Happy Hour: people. Perhaps it's just a place that lends itself to a nighttime crowd, but we think Copia deserves more attention before the sun sets.