Market Avenue Wine Bar

Wine and friends in the heart of Ohio City

2521 Market Avenue · Cleveland OH 44113

...this ambient bar pairs an extensive wine list with plenty of small plates whipped together with seasonal, local ingredients from the nearby West Side Market. Market Avenue’s proximity to many of Ohio City’s restaurants makes it the perfect place to stop in for pre-dinner drinks, hand-chosen boutique wines, and artisan beers.  Don't forget the small plates to accompany your beverages.

MARKET AVENUE is pleased to welcome back its new and old patrons. It’s been a difficult year for everyone, but we are seeing the light and moving closer to normal — all of which means the wine will be flowing, as well as cocktails and craft beers. The patio is open and filling up, and the street has been temporarily closed, which gives us more space and enjoyment for all. Wine for the summer: Rosé or choose from our extensive wine list. It's great to be back...Cheers!!

Keep looking for the return of our tastings, and don't forget all of our wines can be purchased at retail pricing.

PLEASE SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS We at the wine bar would like to invite our customers inside to social distance in our large space or we can do carry out at retail prices for ALL our wines and beers.

RELAX and PARTAKE

All the ingredients for a memorable night out!

Come in for our extensive wine list,
stay for the good times.

100s of Wines

Our epic wine list of over 300 labels features selections from the best appellations in the US, Europe, South America, Australia, and beyond

Plates to Share

Our menu features small plates and hors d'oeuvres packed with fresh local, seasonal ingredients sourced from our neighbors at the West Side Market

Full Cocktail & Beer Menu

Wine not your thing? We've got you covered! Our talented mixologists can put together your favorite cocktail or draw you a pint from one of our many craft beers on tap

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Google Reviews

Market Avenue Wine Bar
4.7
Based on 105 reviews
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Goran
Goran
00:19 28 Sep 21
We stopped in at around 8:30 after our anniversary dinner with plans on ordering the baked brie and a bottle of wine.... We stood at the bar for around ten minutes waiting to be served and it was apparent that all of the attention was on the private comedy show in the back room. When we were finally able to order a drink, we were told that the $9 cabernet on the board was sold out without offering an alternative, we then ordered 2 glasses of the $9.00 blend, and were told that the total was actually $21.60 due to tax. Apparently the older female bartender adds a 20% tip to each order. We only drank half of the wine as it was too sweet, we had to ask for our own glasses of water, and no one asked us if we wanted to see a menu. Very disappointing experience, and put a damper on our anniversary celebration. Hate to leave a negative review as it's hard to find good help these days, but we're still disappointed 2 days later.read more
Elisabeth Eitel Young
Elisabeth Eitel Young
20:42 20 Sep 21
This place is AMAZING for private parties hosting people who are wine lovers! They have a giant back room called the... Burgundy Room that is plush and stylish and perfect for parting and mingling! Owners made us a cheese and charcuterie spread for $15 per person that also included some Greek nibbles … we were SO HAPPY with the food and wine and whole experience! Thank you Julie and everyone else at Market Ave. Wine Bar 🍷read more
Tod Bowen
Tod Bowen
11:59 08 Sep 21
I stopped in for a drink while I was in the area for an event. The drink was excellent, the place has a great low-key... feel, and the bartender was friendly, welcoming and helpful.read more
D Blankenship
D Blankenship
02:27 19 Aug 21
Went on a busy weeknight during a comedy show. Bartenders were fast and kind. The seating arrangement is a little odd,... but it worked for the vibe of the place. If wine is your thing, you won't be disappointed. Didn't try the other drinks or food.read more
Austin White
Austin White
01:24 10 Jul 21
Best wine bar in Cleveland and great small plate options. A Cleveland staple for anyone looking for a lovely time.... Great bartenders who need a raise.read more
Anna Starr
Anna Starr
18:53 30 Jun 21
Loved my bartender
Earthly “Donnie Monk” Donnie
Earthly “Donnie Monk” Donnie
01:36 06 Jan 21
I felt a bit uncomfortable, I suspect the waiter assumed my fiancé and friend and I were not going to pay. I do not... believe it is worth the amount that I spent. It was nice to sit and enjoy my meal for nearly 100 dollars. I just cant get over wine and hummus reaching that amount.read more
Ron Ekstrom
Ron Ekstrom
13:29 02 Nov 20
Great service and friendly staff. Wine was also good.
amal sliman
amal sliman
00:03 01 Sep 20
Great hospitality and awesome wine list to choose from!
Stephen Bank
Stephen Bank
14:43 02 Aug 20
Great selection of wines worldwide, friendly helpful staff. Open during COVID with all the necessary precautions.... Beautiful small patio out front. Highly recommend.read more
Dan Hughes
Dan Hughes
00:24 30 May 20
Great place! Awesome selection of beer, wine, and cocktails. Something for everyone. Owner is very nice and down to... earth. Best of luck!read more
Toby Ahmed
Toby Ahmed
14:07 17 Jan 20
My favorite side for Tapas/Small Plates. Most of the foods here are Quick meal items. Some of their famous items are... Baked Brie, Meat, and Cheese Tray, Olive Tapenade, Hummus Plate. I got an interesting collection of drinks at the wine bar also.read more
Nektarios Katsifarakis
Nektarios Katsifarakis
05:24 22 Dec 19
Cozy, quaint with a Victorian touch, this wine bar along a cobblestone road should not be missed. Hors d'oeuvres are... also available.read more
James Clarkson
James Clarkson
18:42 08 Oct 19
Knowledgeable staff, great selection with some quality wines. Watch the year ordered and given. Our first bottle was... a better vintage than was listed and the second bottle was a lower value wine than listed so it balanced out for us. Prices are reasonable for the quality and selection.read more
Barb Hornbeek
Barb Hornbeek
11:52 23 Mar 19
Excellent cozy atmosphere, quiet, able to hold great conversation. Our wine master was a great help and he found us an... awesome new wine. Have been here multiple times.read more
Ithaca Court
Ithaca Court
11:25 23 Feb 18
I once brought a date here who called this place 'perfect'. And I was on a first date, and she was smart and lovely and... the night was perfect. But despite all that, we didn't click, and after I walked her to her car later that night, I called the girl I did click with and we're still together 9 years later. This little wine bar is magic to me, because it was able to define how even if the atmosphere and environment is everything you could want, it is most important to be sure of what's inside.read more
Brian Whitford
Brian Whitford
00:40 06 May 17
Great wine selection with a great staff that knows their wines.
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Yelp Reviews

Market Avenue Wine Bar
4.5
Based on 100 Reviews
Anna A.
Anna A.
2021-05-02 05:49:22
My husband and I stopped in to share a bottle of wine and a cheese board. The wine selection is excellent and the cheese board was delicious. Three... read more
A. B.
A. B.
2021-01-30 17:20:29
LOL. This place is an overpriced joke. Waitress ignored us. Couldn't even stand at our table long enough to answer a question. Food is served on non-food... read more
Debra V.
Debra V.
2020-09-20 15:56:32
Since 1994 this beer and wine bar is cozy and quaint. It's definitely a stop when I'm in Ohio City. Find it with the small shops on the pedestrian street.... read more
Jenny P.
Jenny P.
2020-02-15 16:54:40
It's 7:51 and I'm in a stall with no toilet paper...we drove 20 minutes in an Uber because my husband had one good experience here 8 years ago. Still... read more
Divya B.
Divya B.
2020-01-17 06:19:24
Love this cozy spot! They've got a huge selection of wines many of which are reasonably priced. Bar seating and tables + seating also available. If you're... read more
Cindy L.
Cindy L.
2019-11-10 17:43:02
Their wine selection is amazing!!!!I have been looking for pinot blanc in Cleveland, and this place finally had it! Their patio space was nice. Highly... read more
Meredith S.
Meredith S.
2019-10-01 15:21:31
Cozy. Consistent. Lovely wines. Tasty little bites to pair with wines. Friendly service. There is a reason this continues to be a beloved Cleveland tourist... read more
Nikki T.
Nikki T.
2018-04-05 20:39:30
This place is super cute. Dim lighting, wine and chandeliers I'm in. There are some appetizer, finger food options I did not try the food but would like to... read more

Tripadvisor Reviews

  • star rating  We so much enjoyed our outdoor dining here. Service and food and people watching were all great. Would return!

    avatar thumb AaronFWA
    May 26, 2021

    star rating  Food and venue were great. Every detail was covered. The private party room was perfect for our 40 plus guests. Parking was easy with a short walk to the wine... read more

    avatar thumb dianakR1114EO
    February 28, 2020

    star rating  I went to the wine bar for a closed wedding reception. The interior is warm and inviting and perfectly elegant for a reception. The staff were helpful and the wine,... read more

    avatar thumb Kristen H
    January 6, 2019

    star rating  Visiting from out of state and an old friend suggested we meet up here for a drink. I wasn't familiar with the area, so it was a little hard to... read more

    avatar thumb 241jeanneb
    April 2, 2018
  • star rating  We relaxed with a bottle of Amarone and a cheese platter after a stroll through the West Side Market. Low keyed, and a really well trained staff makes this a... read more

    avatar thumb Martysfo
    September 9, 2017

    star rating  Great selection of wines by the bottle and the glass. Staff can answer questions about everything they stock. The charcuterie board is a steal and comes with a bonus of... read more

    avatar thumb 488stephanief
    June 27, 2017

    star rating  After all these years, still our favorite wine bar. Everyone knows our name, they have a great selection of wines, knowledgeable staff who can always help you make a choice.... read more

    avatar thumb skm4444
    March 29, 2017

    star rating  Rob, the owner is fantastic! The wine bar has a wonderful selection of beer & wines! The atomosphere is excellent & Rob was awesome guiding us thru the menu listening... read more

    avatar thumb TimB929
    February 12, 2017
  • star rating  We really enjoyed the quiet reserved atmosphere at the Market Avenue Wine bar. Our servers were very knowledgeable concerning the wine selection. We also had the cheese tray and it... read more

    avatar thumb 419tedl
    January 31, 2017

    star rating  Good wine bar in Ohio City. I enjoy the interior space, with large windows looking onto Market Avenue, as well as the patio. Typically has a fairly quiet atmosphere. The... read more

    avatar thumb tweedy1000
    July 16, 2016

    star rating  I really had to rate this place 5 cause it is everything an European needs in Cleveland. After a really tiring day at work, who does not need a glass... read more

    avatar thumb picchio85
    May 25, 2016

    star rating  Rob, the owner is fantastic! The wine bar has a wonderful selection of beer & wines! The atomosphere is excellent & Rob was awesome guiding us thru the menu listening... read more

    avatar thumb TimB929
    February 12, 2017

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