The best wine bar in the Triangle. Esteban, Sergio and crew provide endless lively banter and really, really know their wines. I love being able to go into a place, describe the flavor profile I'm craving, and be presented with exactly what I'm looking for! Bar Brunello itself is a small, intimate bar -- very minimalist in design, which I love because the focus then resides in the wine and the company of those around you. There's also a small patio out back where you can sip on a glass when the weather is nice! Esteban has wine that you'd be hard-pressed to find anywhere else in the area, his collection of bottles is extremely impressive. Great place to discover new wines, have an intimate night out with your partner, or catch up with friends.
Jun 17, 2019
I'm personally not the biggest fan of vinoculture. A friend brought us here for a wine tasting for her birthday. I was truly impressed by the knowledge and passion of the owner as he explained some unusual wine variants to us. It's a small, quaint space with plenty of other options around for food and entertainment. If I fancy a glass of wine in the future, I'll certainly return here.
Apr 10, 2019
Great wine selection. Lovely hole in the wall feel but very very classy. The type of place you'd expect to find in a big city. Such a gem!
Dec 5, 2018
Stop in and let Esteban pour you a glass of wine. You will not be disappointed. He is very knowledgeable and passionate about wine and he conveys that as he introduces you to the delicious glass he pours.
Jun 18, 2019
I came to Bar Brunello with a date and two friends. The atmosphere immediately spoke to me as it was dimly lit, calming and upscale. I loved the many wine choices and the small and quirky table/chairs. Upon drinking a few too many, I spilled red wine all over myself. I was not judged and it was cleaned up immediately. Thank you for an incredible experience!
Jun 30, 2019
I'm the person from the Sarah Breznik review and I first just want to note that Bar Brunello did a great job dealing with what actually happened was her and her friend making wildly racist comments and asking them politely to leave. Overall Bar Brunello is a lovely spot that has a great curation of Eastern European wine and is a must-see spot for wine nerds and people who just want to have a relaxed evening with great service and ambiance.
Jul 16, 2019
Esteban is the best! He has so much knowledge about wine. And love the atmosphere too! This is a great place to come out on a date or take yourself out and get spoiled. Love the back patio as well. 5 stars! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Oct 14, 2019
Large wine selection is a big plus. Arrived about an hour before close on a Friday night and there are about 3 other couples at the bar. Once we sat down at the bar the bar tender seemed very interested in serving us. Was a odd interaction with the bar tender but the wine list was solid.
Oct 4, 2019
Fun spot with an excellent eclectic wine list. Lots of good wines from lesser know regions
Jul 28, 2019
Lovely little bar with an interesting and varied wine list. Esteban is great and is clearly passionate about wine. He listens before giving suggestions. Go here!
Justin Hamilton Hamilton
Oct 22, 2019
My wife insisted that we go here and we ended up having a lovely time. The staff was friendly and nice. And the drinks were enjoyable and nice!!
Dec 17, 2019
Fantastic spot with unexpectedly delightful wines and service. Leave your assumptions at the door.
Dec 29, 2016
Just a wonderful hidden gem on Main Street. Small and intimate with relaxing lighting. Unassuming and laidback yet elegant. The best wine selection in Durham - the owner, Esteban, is incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. He takes pride in tracking down wines you won't find anywhere else, often from regions you know nothing about. Take a date here and you'll win big points!
Jul 21, 2018
Always an amazing time at Bar Brunello. Owner is very knowledgable about wine and has such wonderful stories, information and wines! It is a must if you are a local Durhamite or visiting the city. Cheers!