Finding the perfect space to cozy up to write a stunning article or relax after to work go over meeting highlights is never an easy task. There are so many things to consider – ambiance, lighting, noise level, the menu and, most importantly – free wifi.
Everyone knows the staple corporate coffeehouses, like Starbucks and Panera, with their stale breads, wilted lettuce and overpriced beverages, leave inspiration stuck somewhere between the clouds and grinding coffee beans. And not to mention, hoards of people, chirping cellphones, screaming babies, whirring espresso machines and limited seating – it’s all enough to break anyone’s concentration and impede effective workflow.
Fortunately, South Floridians don’t have to search much further than their own backyard to find a writer’s haven for completing thoughtful works and maybe tossing back an inspirational glass of wine or two. Chill Wine Lounge in Fort Lauderdale meets and exceeds “all of the above” criteria.
This delightful “deco-glam” lounge opened in December 2012 and shows much promise for becoming a staple hot spot for happy hour, evening cocktail meetings or even a great start to a girls’ night out.
The menu features an extensive selection of wine and beers as well a hearty appetizer-style menu, complete with baked cheeses that take as long as 30 minutes to prepare, but are well-worth the wait. Included with the fantastic ambiance and delightful wine selection is five-star, friendly service and, yes, free wifi. Writers bring your laptops, settle on a bottle of fantastic wine and let your mind run wild in the vintage glam of Chill Wine Lounge or leave work at home and surf YouTube with your closest buddies over a few stellar IPAs. If you aren’t the lonely soul seeking inspiration to fill a blank page, you can always corral a group of your closest friends to enjoy the two for one happy hour available every weekday, open until 7pm.
Chill Wine lounge is located on the corner of Sunrise and 19th Avenue and is open evenings seven days a week. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. You can learn more about their events on the Chill Wine Lounge Facebook page or check out their menu and excellent reviews on Yelp.