The Best Wine Bars in Nicaragua

Bottles of wine
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Jack Guy

Nicaragua is more rum country than wine country, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to find a glass. Here are some of the best places to have a drink in Nicaragua.

1. Vin Antico

Bar, American

Grapes on the vine
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The Nicaraguan capital’s finest wine bar is a romantic spot with an intimate atmosphere. There is a wide selection of bottles on offer, and a number of small tapas dishes that your waiter will help to match with your wine of choice.

2. Ciudad Lounge

Bar, Central American

This place offers a wide range of luxury products, including wine, rum, and cigars. There is an attached restaurant where you can sample some of the finest cuisine in Granada along with your drinks, as well as weekly wine and rum tasting sessions.

3. Layha Bistro

Bistro, Restaurant, Wine Bar, Central American

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This classy restaurant has worked hard to gain a reputation as one of the finest places to eat in Nicaragua. As well as incredible food and a refined atmosphere, there is an extensive drinks list. It’s perfect for a treat before you fly home.

4. Restaurante Don Cándido, Managua

Restaurant, Wine Bar, Central American

While it’s more of a restaurant than a wine bar, this upscale grill has one of the latest wine dispensers stocked with fine bottles from around the world. You can order a steak and enjoy a number of wines by the glass.

5. El Mediterraneo

Restaurant, Central American

Red wine 
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This restaurant is one of the longest-running in town, and its success is down to top food as well as a strong wine list. Popular for dates and special occasions, it’s worth a look if you want to eat somewhere special.

6. El Zaguán

Restaurant, Central American

This grill restaurant is perennially popular with tourists thanks to its location just off the main square, so book ahead to get a table. Famous for its steaks, this is a large restaurant that still manages to create a good atmosphere, and the drinks list is superb as well.

7. Pullaso’s Ole

Restaurant, Steakhouse

Head to the northern city of Esteli to visit this grill restaurant, named after the pullaso cut of beef from Argentina. The dining room is lined with racks of red, and you can sample as many as you like.

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