Retail Wine Store
As both a retail wine shop and a full service restaurant, Balaban's gives customers the opportunity to enjoy wines a much more reasonable prices than at other restaurants. Usually, restaurants mark up wines two to three times the wholesale price or more. Balaban's lets diners buy wine at retail price plus an $8 corkage fee for in house consumption. At other restaurants, a customer will pay as much as double the retail price for a bottle of wine consumed in the restaurant.
Over 650 different wines make up Balaban's wine inventory. The wines inventoried at more than 6,100 bottles rest in a dry storage area with modern humidity and temperature controls properly set. More than 230 of those labels sell for $20 or less retail. We are the only retail merchant to receive the coveted Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator.
Our Library Wine Collection is a special collection of 250 wines from the original Cafe Balaban cellar in the St. Louis Central West End. These unique wines - all meticulously selected, superbly cellared and aged for 10-25 years - give you a special opportunity to enjoy wines of consequence, the best of a winemaker's art, from a cellar unequaled in Missouri.
One of the best ways to explore the world of wine comes from Balaban's wine club. Clubs give you monthly shipments of two bottles or more of wine at the price level of your choice.
Join us every Saturday from 1 - 3 PM for a free wine tasting. Taste up to 6 different wines all available at retail or in the restaurant at our value pricing.
One of the best ways to say "Thank You" is with a Balaban's gift basket. We have baskets for every budget and can ship any where within the United States.
Gift Cards are available in numerous denominations and can be used in the restaurant, retail wine store, bar, or for special events.