El Pecado De Noé
An excellent wine bar option that also offers exceptional cheese board accompaniments to enjoy with your drinks, El Pecado de Noé is located in the quaint Roma Norte area of Mexico City. The wine menu is perhaps not as extensive as claimed, however there is a great selection to suit almost every taste. The place itself has vintage décor, and the staff are attentive and knowledgeable about the wine selection on offer, so feel free to ask for recommendations. It’s a great spot for a light snack, good wine, and a friendly chat.
Address & telephone number: Oaxaca 69, Roma Norte, Mexico City, Mexico, +52 55 5141 8817
Xampañería offers a great selection of wines and, as the name suggests, champagne options if you really feel like splashing out one evening. It’s also a Spanish restaurant, so go ahead and treat yourself to some food and make a night of it. Tuesdays would make the perfect time to drop by, as they have live acoustic music providing a relaxed backdrop to the entire experience. Alternatively, you can attend one of their regularly organized presentation and tasting evenings, during which they present their bottle of the month. Be aware that there is an entry fee and there is limited availability.
Address & telephone number: Avenida Nuevo León 66, Condesa, Mexico City, Mexico, +52 55 4432 4073
Another tapas bar that also boasts an extensive and impressive wine list is Broka, which is also located in Roma Norte. This chic little spot would make an impressive date night location, or just a great spot for a relaxed meal and great wine with friends. The décor is modern and fresh, yet still has a rustic vibe and a lovely, spacious patio at the back. Be sure not to accidentally walk past it though, as the entrance is somewhat inconspicuous.
Address & telephone number: Calle Zacatecas 126, Roma Norte, Mexico City, Mexico, +52 55 4437 4285
GastroCava is another excellent example of Mexico City’s growing obsession with enjoying their wine alongside tapas. It is the bar associated with El Placer Del Vino, a recommendable wine store at which you can purchase a bottle to enjoy at no extra cost in GastroCava. If you just want to visit the bar however, we recommend (for the women at least) to take advantage of the Winesday discounts every Wednesday. Alternatively, if drinks discounts on gender lines aren’t to your taste, head down on Thursdays when they often have live jazz music.
Address & telephone number: Chilpancingo 46, Hipódromo Condesa, Mexico City, Mexico, +52 55 3547 1200
El Estanquillo is a high-quality little restaurant in the quirky Roma Norte neighborhood which also doubles as a wine bar. You can pair your glass of red or white with, for example, a stone baked pizza or slow-cooked, smoked meats. Shaking off the notion that wine bars are stuffy and for an older crowd, El Estanquillo plays indie and alternative music, making it feel fresh, modern, and in keeping with the neighborhood you’ll find it in. Enjoy your drink on the comfortable wine terrace.
Address & telephone number: Calle Acapulco 51, Roma Norte, Mexico City, Mexico, +52 55 5211 7632