The 5 best wine bars in Lisbon

1) Chafariz do Vinho

Owned by one of Portugal’s leading wine journalists, João Paulo Martins, this wine bar is truly phenomenal. Not only because of the quality of the wine and the tapas selection, but also because of the stunning location inside an old water cistern that supplied the neighbourhood with fresh water.

people drinking outside at Chafariz do Vinho in Lisbon

Rua da Mãe d’Água à Praça da Alegria

+351 21 342 2079

http://www.chafarizdovinho.com

2) Garrafeira Alfaia

Located in the heart of Bairro Alto, Alfaia is a great place to discover the variety and quality of Portuguese wines while tasting some delicious tapas. It is famous for the friendliness of owner Pedro Marques (affectionately called ‘Pedrão’), who is always present to suggest a surprising wine.

wine bottles at the Garrafeira Alfaia in Lisbon

Rua do Diário de Notícias 125

+351 21 343 3079

http://www.garrafeiraalfaia.com/wine

3) Sommelier

Located on a side street of Avenida da Liberdade, Sommelier is a restaurant that combines fine dining dishes with the tasting of more than 80 fine wines by the glass, carefully selected by the restaurant’s expert sommeliers.

Sommelier wine bar in Lisbon

4) By the Wine

Large-scale wine producer José Maria da Fonseca (JMF), a company that has been making wines for almost 200 years, created this bar. Here you can enjoy JMF’s wines, namely the world-famous Setúbal muscatels. The bar looks like a wine cellar and the arched ceilings are covered with a stunning display of 3200 bottles.

original interior of By the Wine bar

Rua das Flores 41-43

+351 21 342 0319

5) Vestigius

This bar is worth a visit if only for the location on the riverside near Cais do Sodré. During the day you can enjoy the outdoor terrace overlooking the river and choose from a large selection of wines and cocktails. If you feel like it, go next door to Station, one of the coolest clubs in town.

interior of Vestigius and view over the ocean in Lisbon

Rua da Cintura do Porto de Lisboa, Arm. A 17

+351 21 820 3320

http://www.vestigius.pt

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