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Idyll Awhile Wine Shoppe and Bistro

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Wine Bar
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54245 N Cir Dr, Ste C8, Idyllwild, CA
+1 951-659-9463
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Idyll Awhile is a great spot, extremely friendly and personable atmosphere. Lovely selection of wine & beer, apps and great food. They have a fantastic happy hour w free appetizers and a superb menu. They offer different themed evenings, like Monday game nite, always something to do.

Thank RdSherman
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small cozy wine and beer bistro. Enjoyed a leisurely evening listening to live music while munching on their cheese/fruit /meat board. Accompanied by a delightful Covey Run Riesling. A grand way to spend an evening with that special person in your life. Definitely requires a return visit at my earliest opportunity.

Thank nwbstr
Thousand Oaks, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We visited on Friday and Saturday nights. The live music was great as was the selection of wines and beer.

Thank Paris4Lori
idyll-awhile, Owner at Idyll Awhile Wine Shoppe and Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! Glad you enjoyed your visit:) More 

San Diego, California
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77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

This place has great live music Friday and Saturday nights and a diverse crowd of all ages and walks of life. Locals and vacationers alike. Good vibe. Always fun to stop by and enjoy a few beers from a large selection and they also have great wines at reasonable prices.

Thank crystalcatSandiego
Temecula, California
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Nice place in the middle of town. They offer flight of beers, from California/San Diego and wine tasting. With your order you get one free appetizer. We chose the salted edamames. The have some specials for Happy Hour which starts at 3pm. Great atmosphere, TVs and very good service.

Thank michaelrittel
International Falls, Minnesota
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Great place for a wine flight, offering many great California whites, reds and blends. A wide selection of beer and ales are also available. Tried the Icelandic Pale Ale which was very interesting. Their cheese trays are a great accompaniment although full lunches are also offered.

Thank LastCanadian__1
San Diego, California
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91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We come here a lot when visiting Idyllwild (several times per year). We usually sit on the patio with our chocolate lab who loves to "see and be seen." WIthout the dog, there are seats around the bar or large and small tables inside. Service is always great, the wine and beer menu is superb, and the meat/cheese board and... More 

Thank ReesCamp
Castaic, CA
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 August 2016

My husband sampled the beers (I don't drink). He said they were good. You can also sample wine. Had the cheese board. Quite yummy and good for a light meal.

Thank castaicresident
IA91773, Owner at Idyll Awhile Wine Shoppe and Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review:) We aim to please! More 

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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We have been here three times and it is such a cool place, they always have live music and it seems it is where the locals hang out. Its the local wine bar, they serve really good wines and beers. You can get a flight of 6 for $18.00 and they give you a decent pour. They have a very... More 

Thank Andrea R
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

What is there not to like when you come upon a small wine Shoppe and Bistro? Friendly atmosphere, great selections, and pretty good prices for what they have. I would stop in to see it if you are one who loves little wine shops like these. I'm not sure if has changed since we were last there in 2012 but... More 

Thank Lacey Crazdwrit... G
idyll-awhile, Owner at Idyll Awhile Wine Shoppe and Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review Lacey, we appreciate your business and continued support! We enjoy providing patrons continued variety and quaintness that only a small community wine shoppe and bistro can! CHEERS:) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54245 N Cir Dr, Ste C8, Idyllwild, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Idyllwild
  • Phone Number: +1 951-659-9463

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?