For a bar with the word “dive” in its name, Queen City Wine Dive is far from shabby. Located in a refurbished historic building, the modern-industrial atmosphere provides the perfect backdrop for a generous selection of draft wines and shareable plates.
The wine comes in kegs, eliminating factors that can affect its quality, like sunlight and oxygen. Owner Micah Pope took on much of the space’s renovation and buildout himself.
Observant patrons will notice some of Pope’s influences – his résumé includes local favorites Flame Steakhouse and Scotch & Soda – like the Riverside Inn Fried Chicken Board, inspired by the iconic Riverside Inn in Ozark, Missouri, where Pope got his start in the restaurant industry. Open from 4pm until late-night Tuesday through Saturday, it’s a must-try this holiday season.
Queen City Wine Dive, 2105 Park Central Square, Springfield, Missouri, 417.429.9020, facebook.com/queencitywinedive