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Splash Wine Lounge & Bistro

$$ - $$$
Wine Bar, International
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3043 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104-3036
+1 619-296-0714
16:00 - 23:00
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Sun 15:00 - 22:00
Mon 16:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Olympia, Washington
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a place to go on a date night or with a bunch of friends! Wine tasting with a twist! It has a romantic atmosphere but is hip and fun!

Thank andreae707
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74 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

My best friend and I thoroughly enjoy wine and so when we could get a little splash of many we embraced the opportunity at Splash Wine Bar. The atmosphere is nice, the staff is good, the wine is superb, and the food is scrumptious. Their option of getting a $20 taste card is just perfection. On a Side Note: Parking... More 

Thank Yeleny S
California, Maryland
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This place is awesome and affordable. The only thing that sucks is that due to their liquor license they don't let you come in with babies. My husband and I were asked to leave after we had been there for awhile, so it was kind of a bummer.

Thank Maura A
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere and service! This place is decorated so beautifully. The self serve wine idea is brilliant. You can try so many different wines and it gives you a chance to try some really expensive wines without having to buy an entire bottle. Food was fresh and delicious. The flatbread pizza was my favorite.

Thank Darci B
San Diego, California
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103 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We came on a Tuesday when the "Splashes" are half-off. Great atmosphere for chatting and trying wine. Very cool concept. I don't know wine very well and this place allows you to try different kinds at the perfect price. I'll be back!

Thank Kathleen F
Santee, CA
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193 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

I love this place. You can try all different types of wine that you wouldn't normally be able to try. My only 'gripe' is that it's pretty darn expensive. The wine. The food. It's going to cost you. But the food and wine are good.

Thank riceburnergrace
The Hague, The Netherlands
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91 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

Their concept is simple: choose a wine you would like to taste and help yourself to anywhere from a few sips to a full glass. This really is a great way to try different wines. Plus they have a good selection of not only American but also many international wines ranging from simple and affordable to a few quite special... More 

Thank Whereissanne
Torrance, California
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130 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

In a city bursting with wine bars, it’s largely a matter of finding the one that’s a perfect fit. For us what’s important is a relaxing atmosphere, low-key lighting, knowledgeable and personable staff, an interesting assortment of wines and good food. It doesn’t have to be sophisticated fare as much as have quality ingredients. Small plates, meats and cheeses are... More 

Thank Gail G
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

Came here for the first time with some friends and I loved it. It's a small place, but they have lots of wine to choose from. I like the idea of everyone getting to choose what they want and how much they want. We also got to play uno and we had some bread with olive oil and vinegar.

Thank Lady619
San Diego, California
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51 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

I have been there few times and enjoyed it. Like the concept of wine tasting and ability to poor whatever wine you prefer without having to wait for server. Quite and comfy.

Thank 71yuliaf

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Wine Bar, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3043 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104-3036
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-296-0714
Splash is a unique wine lounge offering an ambient environment in which to try the wines of the world one ounce at a time. We also serve traditional wines by the glass and bottle as well as Italian Bistro style food.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?