The festive period is edging closer and closer with Christmas parties already in full flow. This is a great time to catch up with loved ones and great friends for a great glass or to share a nice bottle. We have checked out some of the best wine bars in Dublin, below are twelve of our favourites.
Green Man Wines
A neighborhood wine bar located in the heart of Terenure. I visited this place for the first time over the summer and I had such a wonderful evening I had to write a review it was so good. Fantastic selection of wines, well matched menu and friendly service. Click here for the review.
3 Terenure Road North
Stanley’s Wine Bar & Restaurant
It may only be a year old but the wine bar located on the ground floor has a very dynamic wine list that changes every so often as well as monthly wine flights. It also has one of the best sherry lists in Dublin.
7 St Andrew’s St, Dublin 2
(01) 485 3273
A lovely french wine bar located just off Dawson street. It has quite a modern interior and a carefully chosen wine list. It is one of the places the wine is always poured at the correct temperature.
Joshua House, Dawson St, Dublin
(01) 679 9544
Ely & Ely Chq
Probably a bit of an institution now and has to be one of the go to wine bars in Dublin. A bar with a solid list and warm inviting interior. I always find it hard to leave.
22 Ely Place, Dublin 2
(01) 676 8986
Ely Chq, North Dock, Georges Dock, Dublin 1
(01) 672 0010
This has to be Dublin’s newest wine bar located in the basement of Baggot Street wines. Here you have the entire range of wines from the shop to enjoy downstairs for just €5 corkage. Add the big comfy leather couches and you will never want to leave.
17 Upper Baggot Street, in the basement of Baggot Street Wines.
(085) 808 82 66
I think this wine bar has been around forever. It is a little old school french style wine bar located downstairs on South Anne’s St. It is an intimate wine bar with an eclectic list, it is also open late.
28 South Anne St, Dublin 2
(01) 679 4409
Enoteca Delle Langhe
A bit of a gem, this Italian wine bar has a great list of Italian wines from every region so I have always had plenty of choice only trouble is narrowing it down.
Italian Quarter, Blooms Lane, Dublin 1
(01) 888 08 34
Port House & Pinxto
Principally a Spanish tapas & wine bar with some well-chosen Portuguese wines included on the list. Although they have plenty of seating it still feels intimate whether you are a couple or a group. Serves tapas & wine till late.
Port House, 64 South William Street, Dublin 2
(01) 677 0298
Pinxto12, Eustace St, Dublin
(01) 672 8590
Fallon & Byrne
One of my go to wine bars over the years especially after they introduced Happy Mondays (€1 corkage) (January to November) Although they have reduced their list a liitle over the years, there is still plenty of choice from all over.
11-17 Exchequer St, Dublin 2
(01) 472 1010
Dublin Wine Rooms
Located in the heart of the I.F.S.C this wine bar also a wine shop has good list with some excellent wines. It is a cosy and well spaced wine bar with eclectic-decor and an artisan deli.
1 Burton Hall, Mayor Square, IFSC, Dublin 1
(01) 605 4912
With leather couches that will curl around you and an ever changing wine list this bar has great character and some fantastic food from quality charcuterie and cheeses to delicious homemade Italian pizzas.
28 William St S, Dublin 2
(01) 534 3956
Located in the heart of Ranelagh and this has a growing wine list. It is always buzzing with chatter and a great place to meet up to share a glass or two. They also serve some good food.
19 Ranelagh, Dublin 6
(01) 421 5780
A lovely relaxed bar with live jazz on Wednesday evenings from 7pm. It has quite an extensive list with over 400 wines, 100 by the glass.
18 Exchequer St, Dublin
(01) 672 4087
Not in the city but well worth a visit. It has a fantastic selection of wines with glasses starting at as little as €3.50. I discovered some amazing wines on my last visit in particular Auntsfield Sauvignon Blanc from NZ.
Silver Tassie, Bray road, Loughlinstown, Co. Dublin
(01) 901 1144
ARTICLE BY SUZANNE REDMOND
Suzi is passionate about wine, beer and whiskey too, not forgetting a love of food and travel. She has been a part of this industry for a little over 10 years. She has worked on level 4 in WSET during this time and regularly hosts tastings and staff training in these sectors. She has recently started a blog on all wine, beer and spirit related beverages. You can follow her blog at suzisgrapecrush or follow Suzi on Twitter