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 2017 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.

Purchase a Niche gift card today, they can be used at all of our locations!

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

Miracle at The Citizen!

Join us from Friday, November 24th to Sunday, December 31st as The Citizen transforms into the Christmas Pop-Up Bar: Miracle at The Citizen! The bar will be covered in Christmas décor and guests will enjoy cocktails like the Snowball Old Fashioned and the Muletide in custom holiday glassware! The bar will open daily at 4:30PM.

Test Kitchen Kringle Mingle

  • DateFri, Dec 1st 2017
  • Time7:00 PM
  • LocationNiche Test Kitchen

Surround yourself with good company and ring in the season with chef’s holiday inspired menu, festive cocktails, fine wines, craft beer and of course a little bubbly. This cocktail-style dinner includes beer, wine and cocktails. $85 per person (includes tax and gratuity)

Prohibition Repeal Party

  • DateTue, Dec 5th 2017
  • Time7:00 PM
  • LocationThe Citizen / The People's Kitchen

Join us at Still & Stir, The Citizen’s professional cocktail bar located in a historic jail cell for a repeal party featuring guest bartenders and specialty punches. This event is $20/pp and includes four punch tickets. Tickets will also be available at the door.