Step inside Barton Street Wine Bar on any given night and you’ll likely to hear the delicate sound of someone tickling the ivories of their piano in the basement room; you might even catch a band playing smooth jazz and soul amidst the clinking of wine glasses and easy laughter. With live music on the cards every night, it’s safe to say that this French bistro-esque wine bar knows how to create a convivial atmosphere, steering clear of the pretentious air some wine bars emulate.
But don’t get us wrong, this engaging setting doesn’t mean that Barton Street Wine Bar aren’t serious about their wines. Anyone who’s seen their curated wine lists will understand that it’s quite the contrary. By the glass or as a bottle, they’ve got an impressive stash of wine that changes on the regular. You’ll find extra special stuff here, such as Spanish Albarino, premium single vineyard Marlborough Pinot Noir, Northern Italian Barbera d’Asti, and Chilean Carmenere Reserva. Believe us, you’re in very good hands.
The Barton Street Wine Bar team are also well aware that a good glass of wine is nothing without a bite to eat. So they’ve also got a premium selection of snacks to keep you going, including cheese boards, artisan bread, olives and hummus.
With all of this in mind, it’s no surprise that Barton Street Wine Bar is always bustling with wine lovers, no matter the day of the week. But it’s good to be aware that they don’t take reservations, so you don’t have to worry about every seat in the house being snatched up before you arrive; in fact, since Barton Street Wine Bar spreads itself out generously over three floors, there’s always room for more.
But be warned: if you head here for a glass, we guarantee you’ll stay for a bottle.