Lately, the bar scene hasn't been doing much for me. Go on and call me an old lady, but these days my face lights up when I tell people I have no plans for the weekend. I used to love going out, and I still do when the right mood strikes, but it usually just ends up being an expensive and crowded night and I crap out way earlier than everyone else. And then get grumpy.
However, when a friend asked me to go out and check out Screwtop Wine Bar in Clarendon on Saturday night, I figured I could make an exception. Now that, my friends, is my place. A warm and cozy space with long tables sprinkled throughout a room enclosed by shelves of wine and snacks. By the time we got there, it was pretty full but we put our names on the list and ordered a glass of wine. After less than 45 minutes, we sat down at the bar and ordered a cheese flight of Manchego, Goat Gouda, and Bemmster.....and another glass of wine.
Pardon the crappy phone pics that I've spruced up with Instagram.
I love cheese, and I love wine. So basically, I love this place. Only thing that could make the night better was a kick-ass dessert. We shared an oversized helping of the Oreo Bread Pudding (which, on our third glass of wine, was gone in about three minutes before I thought to take a picture).
Of course, I thought to take a picture of myself though. Always a blogger.
In addition to the cheese and desserts, Screwtop also offers a full dinner and brunch menu and the prices are fairly reasonable. Also--free parking! *Don't worry, we weren't driving.
As soon as I arrived home, I promptly passed out on the couch. Yep, still an old lady...