Ah Bordeaux, famous for its wines and gastronomy, this splendid and wealthy city of the south west of France, won’t leave you indiferent.
You may be there for a couple of days, or planning to go and in the lookout for some great ideas and inspiration before packing your bag.
Here are 9 bars where to find a good glass of wine in a cool atmosphere all located in downtown Bordeaux. Follow the map!
Ok this one is not a “true” wine bar but you will absolutely love it and find delicious wines there anyway.
Symbiose is a « speakeasy kind of bar restaurant », a concept that was taken from the prohibition period back in the 20’s in America. What people loves about “speakeasy ” is its intimate and secret feel.
The idea is that you don’t know there is a cool bar behind any kind of thing, it could be a phone box, a white kitchen door, a wardrobe… at Sybiose this is a magnificent clock.
You will love this place created by 4 young passionate guys that could spend hours talking to you about the herbs they have discovered during their last trip to Japan or the delicious sirup they have just made for you.
Service in excellent and the menu is very creative made mostly with fresh produce from the region. They offer a lunch formule during the day that is of excellent quality at less than 20€. A « pepite » as the locals like to say about this place.
Basically lunch is served during the day where you willl be able to taste great wines from the region and in the evening the doors open behind the “clock” where they will craft for you beautiful and balanced cocktails.
2. CIVB le bar à vin
Are you looking for a place where you can taste a wide range of bordeaux wines even the first gorwth (grand crus) and top bordeaux wines at an incredible price? You will find it here at CIVB a beautiful modern owned by the organization that promote bordeaux wine in France and all over the world.
With wine by the glass starting at 1€ up to 8€, knowledgeable sommeliers, a welcoming and modern bar that features a small menu of gourmet tapas including a nice selection of local and european cheeses, chocolates and foie gras, CIVB le bar à vin is definitely a great place to go when you’ve just arrived in Bordeaux.
The only thing is that it fills up quicly and don’t take any booking so come early!
If you’re a Champagne fan, they do offer some but it is not mentionned on their menu.
3- Max Bordeaux
4- Le Boutique Hotel Wine Bar
5- Secret d’initiés
6- Vins Urbains
27 rue des Bahutiers, vinsurbains.fr, Tues-Sun from 6pm. Open only in the evenings. only 30% wines are from Bordeaux.
7- Le Flacon
This is the natural wine place with over 200 references at 5-7€ by the glass.
Very welcoming in an intimate and 1950s setting, simplicity and attention are the words that best describes Le Flacon. This is not a touristy place but a bar where the love and care for wine and food made simply create an unforgettable experience.
They work mostly with the region independent wine producers who craft with love artisanal wines. Bites are all uniquely prepared to be paired with the right wine. Fantastic blend of flavors!
Dinner from €20, 43 rue de Cheverus, +33 9 8186 43 43, on Facebook. daily from 6pm.