“Just one more glass of wine then, it’s almost weekend!” Whatever day it is, these wine bars in Rotterdam are definitely worth a visit! Whether you feel like catching up with your friend, having something to celebrate or simply craving a good wine.
The wine bars below are fun to visit for a high wine or for a drink. Cheers!
You will find this gem on the Benthuizerstraat: Barlou. You can enjoy good food and drinks here from Thursday to Sunday. It is located in a beautiful building and there is a casual atmosphere. The perfect place to start your weekend. Or to celebrate its ending on a Sunday!
The wine list has many nice choices, such as a verdejo from Spain, a sauvignon blanc from France and a Nero di Troia from Italy. They also have champagne, specialty beer and cocktails on the drink menu.
Of course they have snacks as well, such as kimchi croquettes and cheese sticks. But be sure to visit Barlou for lunch (on weekends) or dinner. A small selection of the food menu: shakshuka, fried burrata, camembert with dates from the oven and a halloumi burger.
Benthuizerstraat 94A, 3035 CR Rotterdam
One of the best wine bars in Rotterdam is Vineum on the Eendrachtsweg. In 2016, Vineum’s wine list was even named “Best Medium-Size Wine List” by the British World of Fine Wine.
In addition, you can dine at Vineum with seasonal dishes from the French and Mediterranean cuisine.
Vineum is the place for you for a nice wine and a delicious dinner. Also great: you can buy a number of Vineum wines to take home!
Eendrachtsweg 23, 3012 LB Rotterdam
3. Wijnbar Het Eigendom
A wine bar that should not be missing from this list! Wine bar Het Eigendom is located in a historic building on an ideal location, namely in the cultural heart of Rotterdam: Witte de Withstraat.
It is a great place in Rotterdam to have a drink. The menu has an extensive selection of fine wines.
You can also enjoy a delicious dinner at Wijnbar Het Eigendom. They serve small dishes with French and Mediterranean influences. It is possible to order the dishes in courses, of course with a matching wine suggestion.
They also offer a 5, 6 or 7-course surprise menu, composed by the Chef. Wonderful to combine with a wine arrangement!
Witte de Withstraat 45-B, 3012 BM Rotterdam
4. Wijnbar De Avonden
In the heart of the Kleiwegkwartier in Hillegersberg you can find Wijnbar De Avonden. In this cozy bar you can enjoy draft beer, (non-alcoholic) cocktails, good coffee and of course special wines.
Enjoy sustainably produced wines from Europe with a delicious snack platter. Cheese, olives, roasted nuts with a glass of red wine, there is enough to enjoy for a fun night with friends!
Kleiweg 48b, 3051 GS Rotterdam
5. Fok wijnbar
FOK wine bar is a real gem. Here you can enjoy carefully selected wines. From a sparkling Spätburgunder and white Pinot Grigio to a red Tempranillo.
In addition, order a cheese platter with a selection of local cheeses and your evening is made.
Because of its cozy interior (many plants, two cosy armchairs and a beautiful rug), FOK has a homely atmosphere. This makes it a really a wine bar where you and your friends can chat for hours. In the summer you can drink your wine outside on their terrace!
Willem Buytewechstraat 143H, 3024 XD Rotterdam
6. Le Nord
Another great place for wine is Bistrot and wine shop Le Nord on Proveniersstraat. At Le Nord they mainly focus on unique wines: from classic to natural wines and for every occasion.
At Le Nord you can so wine and dine. Choose something from the a la carte menu or go for the changing Menu du Chef. Expect tasty, uncomplicated food with respect for nature, prepared with sustainable, fresh ingredients.
TIP: Have a look in the Le Nord wine shop. Here they also let you taste and experience the wines before you buy it!
Proveniersstraat 33A, 3033 CH Rotterdam
7. Wine Bar Mendoza
At Wine Bar Mendoza in Hillegersberg you can sit by the water. Here you can enjoy Argentinian wines with tasty picadas, South American dishes to share.
There is plenty to choose from on the extensive wine list! Not sure what to order? The staff can definitely recommend something good!
Weissenbruchlaan 149, 3054 LM Rotterdam
Another great wine bar in Hillegersberg: Abrazo. The extensive wine list offers a lot of delicious options: from a Verdejo from Spain to a Malbec from Argentina.
Be sure to order some snacks, such as the Abrazo plank with a variation of their small dishes!
Weissenbruchlaan 2, 3054 LN Rotterdam
9. ‘t Ouwe Bruggetje
This restaurant with a beautiful green facade can be found in Historisch Delfshaven. Restaurant ‘t Ouwe Bruggetje & Wijnwinkel has a lovely terrace on the water.
Here you can dine with a wine arrangement. Besides being a restaurant, they also have their own wine import: Domaine Z. They get the wines themselves from the winery and these are exclusive in the Netherlands. It is also possible to buy the wines to drink at home.
TIP: Do a wine tasting at ‘t Ouwe Bruggetje! Super fun to do with a group of friends.
Voorhaven 6A, 3024 RM Rotterdam
10. Wijnbar Janssen en van Dijk
Another beautiful wine bar! Wijnbar Janssen en van Dijk can be found on Westewagenstraat. Here you order delicious wines and tasty snacks to share with friends.
There is always a cozy atmosphere here. The interior has something classic, with lots of dark wood and large chandeliers.
Westewagenstraat 58, 3011 AT Rotterdam
11. El Parador
At El Parador they want to offer the visitor a moment of relaxation, peace and contact. This is something most of us can use as we are always ‘on’ these days…
El Parador does this by paying attention to good bread and delicious snacks. In addition, they only serve organic, biodynamic and natural wines.
TIP: El Parador has its own tasting room where you can taste even more wines. Found your favourite wine? You can buy a bottle in the wine shop for at home!
2e Middellandstraat 8, 3021 BM Rotterdam
If you feel like having a drink on a terrace in the MaHo Kwartier, Bokaal is the ideal place. It is one of the larger terraces in Rotterdam, so there is often more chance of a spot.
Together with friends you can go here for beer, wine and something to eat. Bokaal is mostly known as a city café and beer bar, but fortunately there are also plenty of tasty wines on the menu!
Nieuwemarkt 11, 3011 HP Rotterdam
13. Wijnbar Walsjérôt
A new hotspot for wine lovers: Wine bar Walsjérôt in Blijdorp. Whether you are just a casual wine drinker or a real wine connoisseur, with a choice of more than 70 wines you are in the right place!
The unique concept of Walsjérôt works as follows: upon arrival you put an amount of your choice on a card. With this card you can then go to the tap wall. Yes, you heard that right: this bar has a wall where you can pour your own wine!
After you have chosen the wine, hold your card for the wine taps and choose from a sip, a whole glass or half a glass and tap the wine you want yourself! Tasting is encouraged at Walsjérôt.
Each wine is provided with a card with a description of the grape variety, origin and taste.
Bentinckplein 5, 3039 KL Rotterdam
That were 13 great wine bars in Rotterdam. Where will you be sipping on a glass of wine tonight?