Helsinki's best wine bars

Viinibaari Apotek kesäterassi
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Helsinki is full of restaurants with an excellent wine selection, but in recent years the city has witnessed an emergence of bars dedicated specifically to wines. Timo Santala has chosen the best casual wine bars in Helsinki, where you can easily pop by for a glass or two and enjoy smaller portions of food.
Viinibaari Apotek on remontoitu vanhaa kunnioittaen vanhaan apteekkiin
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A moody candlelight atmosphere, chandeliers, rustic brick walls or interiors consisting of simple tile - the wine bars in Helsinki are at the very least both stylish and relaxed. Special mention goes to Apotek, this wine bar took advantage of the beautiful and atmospheric facilities and transformed an over hundred-year-old Art Nouveau-style pharmacy into a gorgeous place where you can enjoy a glass whilst admiring the divine interior.
 

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While you can easily pop by into all the places mentioned below for a glass, a bunch of places also offer small or slightly larger portions of something to munch on alongside your wine. BasBas Kulma, Wino and The Bull & The Firm are definitely places where it is worth checking out the menus. It would be a sin to not graduate from the counter bar after a glass of wine to the world-class rated restaurants at Muru Wine Bar and Carelia. If you are more in the mood for tapas-style snacking, cheeses and charcuterie platters alongside your wines then opt for Grape Wine Bar, Bricco and La Taperia. Wine bars such as Vin-Vin and the quaint Klein with its elusive opening times, offer a selection of natural wines, as well as the Karhupuisto kiosk, that is open through the summer months is worth popping by for a glass of wine from the selection provided by the natural wine importer Let Me Wine.

If you are after a selection of more classic wines then you'll find some of the best ones at Muru Wine Bar, Carelia, Bricco and Vin-Vin. Natural wine enthusiasts, on the other hand, will find an excellent selection at Wino, BasBas Corner, Klein. However, you can get a wide selection of high-quality and interesting wines by the glass from all the places on the list - so everyone is sure to find their own favourite among the Helsinki wine bars!

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Helsinki is full of restaurants with an excellent wine selection, but in recent years the city has witnessed an emergence of bars dedicated specifically to wines.