Bacchanal founder Chris Rudge died earlier this year, but his legacy lives on in this corner compound, home to a wine shop, upstairs bar and a charming courtyard with local jazz from the likes of Helen Gillet and Roamin' Jasmine. Free wine tastings 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. Open daily. Full restaurant menu.
The wine shop offers cheese and charcuterie as well as a full dinner menu. Seared beef tongue is served with salsa verde, heirloom tomatoes and arugula. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$
A lot has changed at Bacchanal over the years: The wine shop has added a full restaurant menu, a second floor of all-indoor seating and craft cocktails. What hasn't changed is how popular the Bywater courtyard is. Tables are first-come, first-served with no reservations, so plan accordingly. There's live music seven days a week. Free wine tastings 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday. Open daily. Full restaurant menu.