The 5 best wine bars in Antwerp
This modern wine bar and restaurant is located in a former warehouse in the old port quarter. It is run by Willem Wouters, whose wife Filipa Pato is one of Portugal’s leading winemakers. Together they have built up an exceptional cellar that runs to 170 different wines. The list includes bottles from Filipa’s family vineyard in Óis do Bairro.
It’s easy to spot this deeply romantic wine bistro. Just stand outside the Royal Fine Arts Museum and look for the building with the green and yellow tiled façade. This mellow, candlelit restaurant is the perfect place to share a bottle of wine. Breakfast is also served here.
Baravin is a stylish wine bar located in a 19th-century town house with high ceilings, romantic murals and an intimate backroom. This is a relaxed spot to sit with a glass of wine and a bowl of olives while French chanson plays quietly in the background.
4) Bar Palmier
Chef Dennis Broeckx and his wife Ellen opened this intimate wine bar in 2017. The interior is filled with tropical plants and rattan furniture to create a relaxed, mysterious spot. The drink list includes rare wines, cocktails and gueuze beers from small Pajottenland breweries like De Drie Fonteinen. The food menu features creative bites like smoked mackerel and pork belly to nibble before heading off to dinner.
5) Belgian Wines Bar
Two brothers recently opened this small space in the theatre district dedicated to Belgian wines. It has a modern interior with bare concrete walls and tiny round tables. Here they serve delicate local wines from emerging Flemish and Walloon vineyards along with interesting Belgian cheeses.
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