45 Central is the place to sip, savor and socialize in the heart of Seaside. The sophisticated wine bar has an extensive wine list that features 45 wines by the glass, each hand selected by owner Chef Jim Shirley. At 45 Central, Chef Jim’s skill for finding the best wines and freshest local ingredients come together to create an intimate setting with big wine and small plates.
Many of 45 Central’s exclusive vintages are sold by the glass using Coravin Wine technology, a revolutionary system that pours without corking the bottle. All wines are available for purchase by the bottle and case to take home-the perfect way to remember a magical night in Seaside.
Also on the menu are small plates for snacking between sips. Both the Cheese Plate and Charcuterie are full of flavors that compliment fine wine. The Cheese Plate is piled high with American artisan cheeses, candied pecans, figs, and honey and goes well with the Charcuterie, a taste of five meats the likes of Serrano Ham, Genoa Salami, Sopressata, Mortadella and Cured Chorizo.
45 Central is perfect for groups, couples and those who prefer to fly solo. Take a seat at the handcrafted bar, grab a table for 10 or relax on the couch and admire the artwork. Each month, 45 Central features the work of a different local artist through their Artist of the Month residency. Be on the lookout for each month’s artist reception featuring food, fun, and, of course, wine.
While it’s a ton of fun, you don’t have to wait for the artist’s reception to mix and mingle with friends. 45 Central has happy hour daily from 4-6 with half off wines by the glass. Fine art and fine wine make 45 Central the perfect place to relax on vacation or to simply kick back on the deck after work. With gourmet small plates, and paella nights on Wednesdays and Fridays, satisfying your cravings is easy.
If you’re craving more of Chef Jim’s creations, visit 45 Central’s sister restaurants, each wonderful in their own right. The Bay is located on the shore of its namesake, Choctawhatchee Bay. Great Southern Café is another Seaside institution, featuring the best grits you’ll ever have in your life. And if you gotta have grilled cheese, stop by Meltdown on 30A along Airstream Row, also in Seaside.
45 Central features 45 wines by the glass and is located at 45 Central Square in the heart of Seaside. (See what they did there?) The wine bar is open daily from 2 p.m to midnight. Stop in for happy hour, dinner, small plates and a refreshing glass of wine. For inquiries, please call (850) 231-4545. Stay up to the minute on Facebook, and see menus, wine lists and more at www.fortyfivecentral.com.
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