Whether you’re in the mood for a casual chardonnay by the glass, or if you're looking for that rare bottle of red, these cosy wine bars in Hong Kong are some of our favourite spots for drinking wine.
There’s nothing like the simple pleasure of enjoying a glorious glass of wine, no matter the occasion. Whether you’re in the mood for a Tuesday night tipple, a weekend wind down after brunch or a romantic spot for date night, if you’re as serious about your Bordeaux and Barolo as we are, then these are the HK hot spots you’re going to want to seek out. From casual cosy bistros to restaurants with a view, here are our recommendations for brilliant wine bars in Hong Kong. And if you can’t make it out the house, then just bookmark our story on wine delivery to have the perfect bottle dropped off right at your door.
Our favourite wine bars in Hong Kong
Nestled in Sai Ying Pun is a wine bar that doubles as a fantastic casual fine dining restaurant. Priding itself on natural wines, Brut! offers an extensive selection of libations that you can pair with your meal to discover unusual and delightful flavour combinations. The cosy environment makes this place perfect for a night out with friends or a romantic night with a loved one. As the two owners are often on the floor themselves, feel free to ask for recommendations and you might just discover your new favourite wine!
Brut!, Shop C, G/F, Tung Cheung Building 1, 11 Second Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, p. 3460 5863
2. La Cabane
La Cabane, an intimate French bistro with a charming, rustic space, is best known for its authentic cuisine and natural wines. The owners are passionate about sourcing natural wines that not only come from organic grapes, but go through a vinification process that is done organically as well. These fine bottles of natural wine are sourced from France, Italy, Spain and Greece. Dine in and linger over a few plates of charcuterie and cheese, or pick up a bottle or three from La Cabane’s wine cellar to take home. When it comes to wine bars in Hong Kong, this one is one of the best!
La Cabane, 62 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2776 6070
3. LQV Hong Kong
Discerning drinkers of fine French wine should get familiar with Le Quinze Vins (LQV). This cosy Parisian wine bar boasts an impressive cellar that features more than 1,000 French bottles. Whether your drink of choice is the house vino by glass or the rarest red, LQV’s passionate and friendly bar staff will gladly help you discover your next favourite bottle. Now you can enjoy LQV wines at new locations near you such as Terroirs by LQV in Central and Terrace by LQV in Stanley, both opened in 2022.
LQV Hong Kong, 9 Swatow Street, Wanchai, Hong Kong, p. 2673 7636
Historically translated to “wine cellar” or “wine library”, Enoteca is a modern wine bar with buzzy vibes. The is the perfect place for gatherings, as one can easily intend to catch up with friends over a quick drink but really end up staying for dinner. The extensive wine list has carefully curated bottles sourced from all around the world, which go great with the delicious selection of Mediterranean tapas, pastas, and pizzas.
Take a look at our guide to happy hours in Quarry Bay too.
Enoteca, G/F, 35-41 Tong Chong Street, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2744 6000
5. James Suckling Wine Central
Founded by a top wine critic, James Suckling Wine Central emerges as one of the best wine bars in Hong Kong by sheer quality. Doubling as a wine showroom and restaurant, you can rest assured that what you’ll be drinking is a high calibre wine, as only wines scored 90 points and above on the wine 100-point scale are selected for the comprehensive list. Regular tastings and masterclasses are hosted by James Suckling in this establishment, so you can expand your wine knowledge while enjoying a drink (or two). Note that this place requires smart casual attire, so put on some nice duds and head over!
Check out James Suckling Wine Central’s awesome happy hour deal, too.
James Suckling Wine Central, 2/F, 22 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 9864 4970
6. Le Tambour
Celebrate with a wine in hand like only the French do at Le Tambour. A no-frills French wine bar in Hong Kong, this is the perfect place to unwind after a long day and enjoy a tipple with some friends. Describing themselves as a “party wine bar”, live it up with fine wine to frolic the night away and maybe even partake in some homemade French food – we’d say oui!
Le Tambour, 52A Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 6490 7922
Here’s a place for the foodie and the wine enthusiast: Bâtard aims to deliver elevated French cuisine to pair with fine wines. The menu is tailor-made to be enjoyed alongside some of the world’s most premium wines, including a 1995 Château Latour and a 1988 Petrus. There are hundreds of wine selections on hand at the restaurant and thousands more that can be available at a day’s notice from the warehouse. Bâtard is perfect for special occasions or just after a hard day’s work – after all, a glass of wine in hand is sometimes all you need for a perfect night!
Bâtard, Shop E, Viking Court, 165-166 Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, p. 2318 1802
8. The Baker and The Bottleman
A bakery by day and a neighbourhood wine bar by night, The Baker and The Bottleman is worth a stop at any hour of the day. After all the flaky croissants sell out by 6pm, the upstairs space transforms into a cosy restaurant. Pair European-inspired dishes with a selection from the carefully curated natural wine list. A unique range of organic, natural, or biodynamic growers in Hong Kong are introduced by the sommelier team to support the local and sustainable wine culture. Order by the glass or by the bottle after a long day of work and toast to progressive winemaking!
The Baker and The Bottleman, Shop G14 & G15, Lee Tung Avenue, 200 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2386 8933
9. Aroma Wine Bistro
Introducing guests to hidden gems in the wine world is the mission of Aroma Wine Bistro, a new restaurant that opened in just August 2023. With a vast selection of international wines at reasonable prices, this wine bar in Hong Kong seeks to find you the perfect glass to elevate your dining experience. Additionally, you can have some fun partaking in the “Sommelier’s Secret” challenge to test your palate in the hopes of earning a free glass of vino. Lounge in the charming outdoor area and enjoy an al fresco meal with a refreshing bottle of white.
Aroma Wine Bistro, Shop 206-210, Lee Garden 3, 1 Sunning Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 9591 6838
10. Bar Cyclone
While this classy wine bar isn’t open for the general public yet, you can experience Bar Cyclone’s rare wines and special events by signing up for a membership. Founded by former Olympian turned wine connoisseur Jack Wu, this private members’ club aims to bring people closer into the world of wine – even if that means having to bring out a few bottles from Jack’s private collection. With hundreds of bottles offered at special rates for members, you can enjoy some vino with fellow wine lovers while expanding your palate.
Bar Cyclone, Unit 1801, M88, 2-8 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 6750 1388