89 Holland St.
The new kid on the scene, Spoke Wine Bar in Davis Square opened in spring 2013 with owner Felisha Foster billing it as a “modern speakeasy.” The carefully curated wine list changes seasonally, with a focus on small-batch producers, and a new featured wine every Monday.
“Quirky pours by the glass include a delightful Gorrondona Txakolina from the Basque region of Spain, the cold, refreshing Italian red sparkler Lambrusco Rosso, and a French Cour-Cheverny (from the eastern end of the Loire Valley, you might be expecting sauvignon, but this cheery sip is made with romorantin grapes),” wrote food editor Sheryl Julian.
Made-to-order snacks are made for sharing with help from John daSilva, former executive sous chef at No. 9 Park, and include dishes like whipped goat’s milk ricotta and a smokey charred eggplant, both $4.