In case you are looking for a down-to-earth atmospheric place to enjoy a glass of good wine in Kyiv and don’t want to splash out, «Destinations» rounds up a list of places to do so. From trendy speakeasies to grocery store wine tasting sections, we've gathered the best wine bars for your quaffing pleasure.
101 Wine Bar in Good Wine
Good Wine premium grocery store in Kyiv has undergone some major renovation recently. Now customers can enjoy an impressive selection of top-notch products from deli corner, grill zone, healthy food section as well as interesting conceptual solutions in liquor section.
101 Wine Bar in Good Wine is a concept wine tasting bar offering 101 (no surprise here) wine brands and a pleasant selection of appetizers. Guests can pair a glass of wine with the cheeses, tapas, tar tar, jamón, prime seafood and ribs.
Address: 9, Mechnikova street, Kyiv.
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ZiZag is a place for people who enjoy fine wine and good jazz, for those who know a thing or two about Ukrainian avant-garde, for travel junkies and art lovers. Here guests can enjoy the unique atmosphere of old Kyiv and hipster European dining scene.
The wine list and bar selection of ZigZag isn’t overly extensive, however it can satisfy a demanding connoisseur. The restaurant offers some classic wines but also wines that are less known and the ones from slightly more interesting regions and grape varieties.
At ZigZag the service is not forced and neither is a vibrant atmosphere. This restaurant strives to make the dining experience as organic as possible. Guests enjoy the best atmosphere because ZigZag understands that the general ambiance is the key to restaurant success.
Address: 13, Reytarska street, Kyiv.
Champanela Wine Bar
Champanela offers over 15 wine brands. Here guests can enjoy various sparkly wines, classic rose, white and red wines originating from Italy, Spain, France, the US, Germany and Hungary.
Guests can order various appetizers and snacks to complement their glass of wine. Big glass cabinet reveals a great selection of cheeses, smoked meats and other wine-friendly delicacies.
Champanela is a very democratic place with relaxed atmosphere and self-service. Guests need to place an order at the bar and pick it up from the counter when it’s ready. Prices for wine and snacks are very affordable, the price for a glass of wine starts from UAH 49.
Address: 11A, Pushkinska Street, Kyiv
This place is a popular breakfast spot attracting families with children and young hip crowd. However, Soul Cafe is also a perfect destination for a romantic date or casual meet up with friends in the evening. The atmosphere of the place changes completely in the evening. The place offers close to 20 positions of wines including sparkly, red and white wines. The menu isn’t overly extensive, but offers a great variety of dishes that would go perfectly well with a glass of wine.
Address: 10, Rusanivska Naberezhna, Kyiv.
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Vian Wine Bar
Vian is an atmospheric wine bar just in the heart of Kyiv with wide selection of wines, which is perfect for both beginners and wine lovers. The wine menu is divided into 5 sections: basic wines (starting from UAH 50 per glass), classic (starting from UAH 100 per glass), homemade wine (starting from UAH 50 per glass), special wines (starting from UAH 130 per glass), collection wines (starting from UAH 700 per bottle, usually not for sale per glass).
Along with a selection of wines, you will find extensive range of cheeses and deli meats, quiches and a variety of appetizers on Vian’s menu. This wine bar is perfect for friendly and romantic meetings. In addition, it often arranges wine tastings and wine-themed lectures.
Address: 21-B Mykhailivska str., Kyiv.
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