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The best wine bars in Hong Kong

Bookmark this list for your next wine session

Tatum Ancheta
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Tatum Ancheta
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Time Out editors
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Hong Kong is home to many excellent wine bars ranging from dressy romantic spots to more casual watering holes. With so many options and a lengthy wine list, it's hard to pick out the best ones. So, if you're searching for a place to taste New World, Old World, and organic wines, or are simply looking to expand your palate, here's a list of our favourite spots that are at the top of their wine game.

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The best wine bars in Hong Kong

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  • Soho

Founded by world-famous wine critic James Suckling, the bar stands out amongst the wine bars in Hong Kong. Here oenophiles can indulge in a wine list covering James' 100-point rated wines during his decades-long career as a wine critic. Taste over 400 wines – most are available by the glass – with an emphasis on Italian wines from Tuscany, Piedmont, and Veneto regions, as well as Bordeaux wines, and Port. Those interested to learn more about wine can take advantage of their regularly scheduled masterclasses and open tasting sessions. Always check their site to get updates on the latest wine promotions and happy hour deals. 

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  • Soho

An intimate and permanently buzzing space like something out of a Parisian arrondissement. La Cabane is a great place for anyone seeking an extensive natural wine (additive-free wines without pesticides, chemicals, and made with the least possible sulphates) list. You can find hundreds of different wines from around the world sourced directly from individual winemakers and small artisanal growers. Drink wine by the glass from their monthly updated wine list, and if you're feeling hungry, the kitchen serves a rotating menu of French dishes along with platters of charcuterie and artisan cheeses. 

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  • Wine bars
  • Wan Chai

This cosy Parisian bar in Wan Chai is the global brand Le Quinze Vins' first wine bar in Asia, and it's a perfect haven for discerning drinkers of fine French wine. Their cellar boasts an impressive selection of French bottles with a menu that offers wine maps and information from the wine regions – a handy guide for anyone ordering from the extensive list. Based on our experience, a glass of Burgundy's full-bodied Gevrey-Chambertin is always a great start. The bar's location in Wan Chai is just opposite its sister fromagerie La Cremerie which stocks a wide selection of farmhouse cheeses from France, simply walk across the street and bring some cheese to pair with your vino. 

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  • Wan Chai

Le Bistro Winebeast offers a superb selection of French and organic wines from their retail shop, which you can pair with modern French dishes. The wine pairing menu frequently changes, so you can expect a different experience every time you visit. You may also catch occasionally scheduled wine dinners showcasing various winemakers from different parts of the world; learn about different bottlings while enjoying a specially curated meal.  

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  • Wine bars
  • Central
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Nocturne is on the quieter end of Peel Street and hidden away by its nondescript door. The bar specialises in whisky and wine, so if you like these two liquids, then it's the best place to visit. With over 100 whiskies and more than 250 wines to choose from, the tasting possibilities are endless. The wine menu is focused on the best labels that the Old World has to offer, and most of the bottles can be sampled because the bar uses Coravins. Nocturne's 'by the glass' offering is regularly updated, so you are sure to try different varietals when you visit. 

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  • Central

This osteria and enoteca originally opened on Peel Street as a sister restaurant to the now-closed 121BC Cantina & Enoteca in Sydney. Now relocated in their brand-new wine-cellar-style underground Hollywood Road location, the spot offers an intimate space for gourmand and oenophiles. Savour seasonal Italian dishes and pair them with wines from the restaurant's extensive list highlighting natural, organic, and biodynamic wines sourced directly from the producers in Italy. If you need help with your orders, the friendly staff will always recommend the best wine pairing to go with your meal. 

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  • Sai Ying Pun

Run by Camille Glass and George Kwok, this intimate wine bar in Sai Ying Pun highlights a natural wine list sourced from organic and biodynamic farmers around the world. It's a place where you can relax and discover interesting new wines without being intimidated by a vast list of labels. Their wine selections change regularly and are mostly served by the glass. Pair their wines with their creative sharing plates, which go especially well with the biodynamic wines on offer. 

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  • Sai Ying Pun

Technically it is not a bar, but the venue houses an event’s space, a wine shop, and a hidden restaurant called Bâtard, a partnership between Bistro du Vin and The Fine Wine Experience. Buy any of the wines from the store and enjoy the bottle within the shop while learning about wine nuances from their expert sommeliers and wine stewards. If you step inside past the cellar, you can book a seat inside the restaurant offering standout dishes paired with reasonably priced quality wines. The place is great for wine enthusiasts and collectors looking for a great range of unique wines. They also offer tasting workshops and wine pairing events, so if you're interested in expanding your knowledge on wine, stay updated with any of their scheduled event series by visiting their website.  

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  • Hotel bars
  • Admiralty
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If you worry that tackling an entire bottle is going to make people question your life decisions, JW Marriott Hong Kong's Bar Q88 offers a great wine selection that you can try by the glass. Sip on glasses of vino from Australia, the US, Italy, France, New Zealand, Chile, and Spain. And if you’re concerned about hotel bar prices, just stop by during the regular happy hour – every day except Sunday – for a neat buy-one-get-one-free deal on certain labels.

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  • Sai Ying Pun

Premier Cru is a French wine library located in Sai Ying Pun. It's a retail shop, but you can also buy bottles and consume it within the premises and pair them with various cheeses available from the menu. There's even a small terrace perfect for a casual afternoon with friends. The place offers hundreds of bottles highlighting French wines from the Rhone Valley and Burgundy region sourced from emerging producers, well-known winemakers, and biodynamic wineries. Make sure to catch their occasionally scheduled wine tastings and workshops to discover new bottles and learn about various wineries.

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