The Citizen Wine Bar - Niche Hospitality

Since inception, The Citizen has been the spot to enjoy wine, cheese and chocolate and to celebrate these perfect pairings without the price tag and fuss that often accompanies them (winner of Wine Spectator’s 2016 Award of Excellence).

As our physical space expanded, allowing for a formal dining room known as The People’s Kitchen, we further developed our menu to apply our expertise and craftsmanship to artisinal products, whether purchased or prepared in-house. Dry-aged steaks, house-butchered charcuterie, burgers, sandwiches, comfort dishes and wholesome monthly entrees are all prepared honestly and offer a sense of place and depth of flavor.

The Citizen’s professional cocktail bar, known as Still & Stir, offers a world-class drink and spirit program featuring balanced, fresh and authentic cocktails properly prepared by our bartenders. The care put into every ingredient we touch is the foundation of The Citizen. This one’s for the people.

Contact Information


1 Exchange Place
Worcester, MA 01608

(508) 459.9090

Hours of operation

Sunday–Wednesday 4:30pm–11:00pm
Thursday–Saturday 4:30pm–2:00am

Monday–Thursday 4:30pm–10:00pm
Friday & Saturday 4:30pm–Midnight
Sunday 4:30pm–9:00pm

Dining upstairs in The People's Kitchen is available Wednesday thru Saturday only.
Still & Stir is open Friday and Saturday nights from 6:00pm until 2:00am.

Upcoming Events

Test Kitchen Cauldron Club


Fans of the Niche Test Kitchen dinner series, become a member of The Cauldron Club and receive access to all of our events in 2017, along with other great member benefits.

“Earthquake Vintage” Wine Dinner

  • DateTue, Jan 17th 2017
  • Time7:00 PM
  • LocationThe Citizen / The People's Kitchen

Enjoy a rare and unique dining experience at The People’s Kitchen “Earthquake Vintage” Wine Dinner. This four course menu with pairings will feature wines from Napa Valley’s 2012 vintage and chef’s creative dishes. This event is $75/pp (all inclusive).

Test Kitchen – O Canada

  • DateFri, Jan 27th 2017
  • Time7:00 PM
  • LocationNiche Test Kitchen

Let’s celebrate our friends to the North with some cold weather pick me ups and chef’s inspired dishes. This cocktail-style dinner is $110/pp (all inclusive) and includes beer, wine and cocktails.