Parings Wine Bar
Where: 5893 Main St., Williamsville (630-5951)
Scene: Casual, comfortably upscale ambience in a converted house; gracious and charming owner working the rooms. Ideal spot for dates or ladies/buddies night out.
Drinks: Varied vino list, martinis, extensive beer list (including micro and seasonal), full bar, holiday cocktails. Happy hour is 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday with half-price martinis and 20 wines for $20. Every Wednesday, any bottle of wine is half price.
Dress code: “No dress code, just have to have clothes on,” says owner Sheila Paolini.
Entertainment: Satellite radio.
Bonus points: Double hooks under the bar for purses; free Wi-Fi; sparkling clean restrooms.