5 Best Drink Flights - The Bend Magazine

5 Best Drink Flights

In the world of adult beverages, there's sippers, there's slammers, and everyone in between

By: Julieta Hernandez   Photo by: Rachel Benavides


In the world of adult beverages, there’s sippers, there’s slammers, and everyone in between. Whether you drink for the bubbles, the hues, the aftertones, or the texture, there’s no need for just one: modern menus have made it possible to travel to more than just one corner of the alcohol world at a time, while staying on the same flight. That’s probably why they called them drink flights; here are some of our favorites!

Island Wine

Enter this quiet little wine getaway on the island, and you won’t have a thing to complain about. Island Wine is always inviting guests in to try a selection of curated wines from different wineries. Luckily, they know their wine and are ready to hook us up with some real flavors and blends. For the curious mind, the folks at Island Wine will also walk you through the tasting upon request. 

1726 Hwy 361, unit A. Port Aransas, Texas

Lorelei Brewing Company

The Lorelei beer series is not for the faint of heart, meaning these mermaids (and merdude) will charm you by their flavors if their looks don’t do it first. Trying just one is an injustice, and the makers of Lorelei understood this, so they offer a beer flight at their brewery for inquiring tastebuds. 

520 N A. S Dr, Corpus Christi, Texas 

Rockport Winery on the Bay

This boutique winery located in Downtown Historic Rockport takes other vineyards’ juice and then blends, ferments, filters, bottles, and labels all of their wine right here locally. If you’re looking for wine, you most certainly should schedule a tasting. However, they also offer flights of beer for all you craft lovers. Five ounce pours for just $8 will allow you to sample the best in Texas beers. 

1007 E North St, Corpus Christi, Texas

Rebel Toad Brewing Company 

A four barrel brewery located in the heart of Downtown Corpus Christi, Rebel Toad Brewing definitely serves up a great flight. With the option to pick any four of their locally brewed ales, their flights will satisfy any craft beer lover. From an easy drinking blonde to a magical IPA and everything in between, they certainly have options for all. Plus, this family-friendly environment always has local art on the walls and a whole shelf of board games to keep you entertained throughout your visit. 

425 William St. Corpus Christi, Texas

Tannins Wine Bar & Tapas

The Village’s iconic wine spot is honest about their passion for different wine styles. If you’re a fan of that first bitter/sweet taste of a fine wine, Tannins is down to entertain your palate. Red flights, white flights, and blends – the taste tour is just beginning, and for every 2oz taster, you’ll be just that much closer to having more fun. 

3855 S Alameda St, Corpus Christi, Texas