The 5 best wine bars

1) Bar Jus

This little wine shop opened in 2014 in a contemporary interior near the main square. It doesn’t offer much more than a couple of tables and a few bar stools, but it’s a relaxed place to stop for a glass of Portuguese wine or a special gin. The food consists of wooden boards laden with cold meats or interesting cheeses. Closed at weekends.

two glasses of white wine

Kleine Sint-Amandsstraat 10

+32 (0)50 61 32 77

2) Blend

Two local wine sellers with vineyards in Tuscany have transformed an old shop in the centre into a stylish wine bar. The interior is decorated with pale wood furniture, designer lamps and big windows looking out on the street. The owners, both voted Belgian Sommelier of the Year in the past, offer 30 different wines by the glass.

interior of Wine bar Blend in Bruges

3) Cuvee

This relaxed wine bar is a good spot to try out organic wines from small French and Italian vineyards. Located at the back of a wine shop, the intimate space is furnished with 1950s vintage chairs and low tables. The bar offers about 15 wines served by the glass, along with tapas.

wine bar at Cuvee

Philipstockstraat 41

+32 (0)50 33 33 28

http://cuvee.be

4) TapasBar Est

This intimate wine bar is located in a 17th-century brick building once occupied by the corn merchants’ guild. The owners serve uncommon wines along with plates of South American tapas. They also organise French chanson and blues concerts on Sunday nights in the romantic interior.

food served at Tapasbar Est

Braambergstraat 7

+32 (0)478 45 05 55

5) Riesling & Pinot

Wine expert Casimir Dusart has created a stylish wine bar where he offers a selection of German wines. The interior has a warm, casual look with old oak beams, small round tables, and little candles. He has 40 different wines in stock, including 15 to sample in the bar.

interior of Riesling & Pinot

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