Get To Know Grapevine
Bingham Family Vineyards
Next to the Grapevine Visitors Center on Historic Main Street, Bingham Family Vineyards opened this location in 2015. The Bingham family arrived in Terry County in 1916 in a covered wagon, and began farming in 1952. In 2004, they began farming their first crop of grapes. The soil of the Texas High Plains proved perfect for grape growing, and throughout the tasting room, you’ll see mason jars filled with this soil, which has a dark, fine, sugar-like consistency.
Through the years, the Bingham family has become a multi-generational wine growing family, offering award-winning wines featuring 100% Texas-grown grapes. The Grapevine Wine Tasting room offers 5 Bingham Family Vineyards Estates wines, along with a selection of cheese and cracker boards. In addition, some of Grandma Peggy’s beautiful watercolor artwork is displayed in the tasting room. It’s another fun wine-tasting option in Grapevine to entertain your friends and family!
Chill Bar and Grill
If you’re looking for a fun place to eat, drink and dance, Chill is the place to go. Located at the corner of Main and Dallas Rd, across the street from Hotel Vin, this venue is a great place to watch the big game, have lunch on the year-round pet-friendly outdoor patio, or just have fun with friends and family. Several big screen TVs are scattered throughout the restaurant, and there is live music weekly with a room for dancing as a local DJ spins tunes every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. You might even check in for the occasional karaoke night.
Their menu is quite extensive, featuring starters, sandwiches, burgers, pizza, wings and dinner entrees such as homemade meatloaf and chicken fried steak. Some of their most popular appetizers are Bacon Wrapped Shrimp and Roasted Jalapenos. Happy Hour is Monday-Friday from 3:00-6:00 p.m. and an extensive brunch menu is served on the weekends. Check it out, as it’s one of the hidden gems of Historic Grapevine!
In a small space at the corner of Main and College St is one of the most popular Chicago-style delis in the state of Texas. We had the pleasure of meeting the owner, Dan Weinberger, who shared the history of this family business. Dan’s father Tom started the deli business in Chicago in 1952, with 5 stores over a 30-year period of time. Most of Tom’s children worked in the family business, but over time, they all decided to pursue other careers. As he was pursuing a master’s degree in biology, Dan realized that cooking was really his passion. He decided to take cooking classes and over the years, learning from some of the best in the business—specifically the art of sandwich making.
In 2002, he opened Weinberger’s Deli in Grapevine, which became one of the most popular businesses on Main Street. The menu is extensive, with over 120 different sandwich selections. As you enter the deli, the menu board above the ordering station lists the venue’s most popular sandwiches. On the opposite wall, you’ll find the “wall of fame,” with sandwiches named after famous folks in the area. The shop is small, but there are constant lines out the door every day of the week. Because of its size, everything in the deli is made fresh daily, as there is no space to keep inventory. The entire staff is very friendly and extremely efficient at sandwich making!
Bermuda Gold & Silver
Most locals know Bermuda Gold & Silver on Main Street as a reputable, trustworthy place to buy and repair jewelry. A family-owned business for 40 years, they clearly know their craft. One popular service they offer is redesigning older, heirloom jewelry into new, more fashionable pieces. It’s also one of the few places you can still get a watch battery replaced.
Their location at 404 S. Main is a 100-year-old building that was once a bank. Though it’s been remodeled, the wood floor is original, and they’ve kept the old bank teller’s window. Owner Debi Meek is an unofficial Grapevine historian. She can tell you all about the 1930s bank robbery by members of the Bonnie and Clyde gang. It’s clear she loves Grapevine, and she and her staff are very friendly and welcoming. As Debi said, “People don’t always remember what you said, but they remember how you made them feel.” No wonder they’ve been in business so long!
Talking Animal Books
Talking Animal Books is the only independent bookstore in Grapevine, founded after a successful crowd-sourcing campaign. The name might lead you to believe it’s a children’s bookstore, but it’s a shop for all ages. The store’s name came from the book, The Chronicles of Narnia, where the animals in the story shared their wisdom and helped the children find safety. Owners Valerie Walizadeh and Katy Lemieux had the same goal for their store. Family-minded features like changing tables and baby gates in the children’s area demonstrate their commitment to offering a welcoming, relaxed shopping experience for both kids and their parents.
In addition to a full calendar of events for kids and adults, they will also rent their space for private book club meetings. And don’t forget to check out their Local Writers section, which supports Grapevine-area authors. If you haven’t been in yet, it’s definitely worth a visit—just behind Bermuda Gold on W. Worth St.
Buzzed Bull Creamery
Who knew there were so many kinds of ice cream? Buzzed Bull uses liquid nitrogen to create their customized ice cream and milkshakes. The “buzzed” section of alcohol-infused varieties includes our personal favorite, Watermelon Margarita. They can do dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free—you name it. You can even order a flight of ice creams to sample different varieties. Owners Paula Eyre and her husband will arrange customizable “create your own” ice cream for special events. If you’re downtown on a Tuesday evening, stop by for “Singo Bingo,” a musical game of bingo with prizes. Located at 419 S. Main, it’s a fun way to beat the heat!
Sloan & Williams Winery
This veteran-owned local business serves great wine, but did you know they also offer wine-based cocktails? A full tapas menu, along with Sloan & Williams’ signature cheese boards, is perfect for happy hour. This venue offers live music every Friday and Saturday night and a jazz band on Sunday. For private events, speak to General Manager Danielle Scott. With a side room that can accommodate 13-15 people, it’s a great place for small, casual events, and can be reserved for $50 per hour. It’s another fun option in downtown Grapevine at 401 S. Main.
Farina's Winery and Café
Farina's is a great restaurant and wine bar on Main Street Grapevine. The venue has so much character as it was originally a grocery and hardware store in the 1900s. They have an extensive wine selection, happy hour and a wonderful brunch on the weekends. The building is beautiful and has an exquisite chandelier named "GrapeFest" that was a provided as an auction item by the Blenko Glass Factory for the 18th Annual GrapeFest.
The dining area has several spaces to rent for events that can seat groups from 12-75. Live music is a constant source of entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights. The restaurant’s most unique dish is spaghetti pizza, which has been served since 1964. Make a point to stop by and eat inside or out for a great experience.
Off the Vine
Off the Vine is a one-of-a-kind store providing wine, accessories, gifts and many special events. They have been on Main Street Grapevine since 1993 and have wines from all around the world. Holly Donnelly, the owner, has a wealth of knowledge about wines, and her husband makes for great conversation when it comes to whiskey. The store also offers wine tastings, whiskey tastings in the cellar next door, which has beautiful dark wood tables for private tastings.
Once a month, they host the Bubbles and Barrels event for wine and whiskey tastings. They have a Friday night Pizza and Wine Event as well as a special New Year's Day event where they celebrate on Dublin time. The owners are so knowledgeable and make this venue a fun experience to visit.
Messina Hof is a tasting room located in a replica of the Wallis Hotel on Main Street Grapevine. Messina Hof Winery is located in Bryan-College Station, and the tasting room opened in Grapevine 2014. The building was originally home to the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau before it came to be Messina Hof. The landmark is honored by displaying many items in the upstairs gallery.
Messina Hof is open daily for wine tastings and can be rented for private events. The balcony overlooks Main Street and is a great place to enjoy a glass of wine. They are available to host mystery dinners, wine tastings, and parties. Their motto is "treat every guest as family."
Grapevine Market on Main
Housed in the former Western Auto and run by a 4th generation son, Grapevine Market on Main is a unique Texas market. With over 25 vendors, the store has everything from food, socks, jewelry, baby items, home decor and so much more. This is a store full of Texas items and a gift for everyone. Located in the center of town next door to the gazebo, it is a delightful place to shop.
Texas Gun Experience
The Texas Gun Experience, located at 1901 S. Main Street, offers a wide range of services for those wanting a truly unique firearms experience. Brothers Jared and Joseph Stanyer opened the location in 2019 after a long family history of retail gun sales and services beginning in Grapevine. In addition to their large, indoor shooting range, the facility includes retail firearms sales, The Blade Bar with a large selection of knives, classroom training spaces, and an event space. The Platinum Lounge is available for members’ enjoyment or for rental, and includes a large patio and access to the training rooms.
Everyone is welcome at TGE, but they also offer membership plans for all your shooting needs. Their Training Academy offers training courses for all levels of shooters. Try the Machine Gun Experience for a one-of-a-kind machine gun shooting adventure. They also provide a Women’s Personal Safety class with an emphasis on awareness, with no shooting involved. Texas Gun Experience is a proud sponsor of the Cork Shoot at GrapeFest presented by Bank of the West, emphasizing their commitment to Grapevine.
Oishii Sushi & Pan-Asian Cuisine
Judging from our preview experience, we are in for a real treat with the opening of Oishii, the new sushi and pan-Asian restaurant located on the north service road of Texas 114. This will be the 5th location in the Dallas area and will be the largest. It will feature a dining room seating 130 and a private room for 16-20 people available for your private party or corporate event. In addition to the wide variety of delicious sushi and specialty offerings, the new restaurant will feature a cocktail bar serving high quality craft cocktails and wine pairings. According to Audie Bradshaw, General Manager, you can also make arrangements for a special menu of Chef’s Choice offerings. Oishii currently plans an early October opening at 401 East State Hwy 114.
Crush It! Virtual Sports Lounge
Forget your current idea of a sports lounge. Crush It! brings a new concept of interactive state-of-the-art technology to the sports arena. Each of the 5 bays of multi-sport simulators offers space for up to 10 people to compete in any of 15 different sports plus a shooting option. The simulators offer realistic graphics that react instantly to you and your actual sports gear to provide a life-like experience. A private VIP Room is also available for groups of up to 15 people. Founder, creator and owner Mike Speets is available to customize your event, including rental of the entire facility for larger groups. In addition to amazing activities, Crush It! offers a full bar and delicious food from their scratch-made kitchen. The patio is a great place to watch your favorite sports on the large screen TVs. The venue is currently undergoing an expansion which will include 6 Duckpin Bowling lanes and other interactive sports. Visit them soon at 401 West State Hwy 114.
AJ’s on Main
Known for its tasty Texas BBQ, this 10-year-old establishment is owned by AJ Gillinger. AJ slow-cooks the meats he features on his menu to perfection, which include his signature beef ribs and brisket sandwich. His specialty side dishes are homemade potato salad and vinegar-based coleslaw, and the restaurant has an outstanding selection of craft beers to enjoy with your meal. AJ is a veteran of the Grapevine Police Department, and he honors Grapevine History with the inclusion of bricks from the original Wallis Hotel implanted into the steps leading into the restaurant. Be sure to ask about the story behind the dollar bills hanging from the ceiling! AJ’s on Main is located at 651 S. Main St.
Wine Fusion Winery
Owned by Nicholas Kaufman, Wine Fusion hosts both a local eatery with a scratch kitchen and a winery of over 200 from around the world, including 20 of their own. These wines are made from California grapes, and are bottled and shipped to the restaurant in Grapevine. Wine Fusion is the only winery in Grapevine with a full-service bar for those looking for a more daring drink. Their scratch kitchen serves an expansive menu ranging from sliders, seafood, specialty fusion bruschetta, and homemade desserts. Be sure to try their popular truffle fries when you stop by on a Wednesday for Five Dollar Burger Night. There is space to rent for entertaining, and wine blending classes for $80, at the end of which you get to take home your own personal bottle of wine. Wine Fusion Winery can be found at 603 S. Main St.
NOMAD is an outdoor adventurer’s dream. Managed by Sydney Horm, NOMAD has the gear a true hiker needs. The store is located in a 96-year-old building that previously housed one of Grapevine’s earliest gas stations. They proudly feature items produced by small businesses, made from recycled and sustainable materials to help keep our Earth as green as possible. From hats, coats and shirts to pants, socks and shoes, you can find it here. When visiting, be on the lookout for their specially designed Grapevine and Christmas Capital of Texas patches. NOMAD’s address is 530 S. Main St.
Mason & Dixie
Named after the old Mason-Dixon line between Pennsylvania and Maryland, Beth Newman brings a special class of hospitality to Grapevine with Mason & Dixie. Beth uses the establishment’s small kitchen to handcraft all the foods she serves. Made fresh daily, her adult grilled cheese sandwich is definitely worth trying with a bowl of hot tomato basil soup. Mason & Dixie has a great selection of wines to pair with any meal, and Happy Hour is from 3-6 p.m. daily. When renting space for entertaining, you’ll find there are no rental fees—you just pay for the food and drinks! Tucked away in the heart of Main Street, Mason & Dixie is truly one of Grapevine’s hidden gems. Mason & Dixie is located at 603 S. Main St. #303.