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 3 Pack


Fans of the Niche Test Kitchen dinner series can now purchase a pass to the remaining three events of the 2016 season. For $250, guests can attend our October, November and December dinners, a savings of $35.

Angostura Rum Dinner

  • DateThu, Oct 27th 2016
  • Time7:00 PM
  • LocationThe Citizen / The People's Kitchen

Rum is perhaps one of the most worldly, versatile, and underrated spirits, and no other portfolio displays this versatility quite like that from the House of Angostura.

Test Kitchen Muertos Dinner

  • DateFri, Oct 28th 2016
  • Time7:00 PM
  • LocationNiche Test Kitchen

Celebrate Día de Muertos and kickoff “Six Months til Cinco” with chef’s Mexican inspired offerings. This cocktail-style dinner is $95/pp (all inclusive) and includes beer, wine and cocktails.