Wine bars are still very popular in Montpellier however within a couple of years the wine landscape in the city has changed; some establishements have closed down while others opened their doors and above all their bottles! Here is an update of the situation presenting a very personal selection of where to taste good wines:
Les enfants rouges
This wine bar located next to the covered market in the heart of the city center offers a simple selection of wines by the glass accompagnied by nice and good quality tapas. Generous boards with coldcuts, cheese and local products will accompany your wines. Good value for money.
Address: 3 Plan Duché
Tel: 06 62 13 14 12
Comme un dimanche sous le figuier (like a Sunday under the figtree...)
Such a name stir up curiosity and wine amateurs won't be disapointed! The bar has a nice and original selection of wines from the Languedoc, all delicious. In a vintage setting with old geographical maps hanging on the wall and a flipper table you can match your wines with delicious barbecue specialities.
Address:15 rue du petit Saint Jean (quartier Saint Roch)
Tel: 04 67 60 60 41
This cosy wine bar is equiped with the famous self-service tasting machines which allow to offer a very large range of wines by the glass .The owner is passionate and knows its products. He regularly suggests new and out of the beaten tracks wines. Coldcuts and cheese boards or hot meals are available to match your tasting.
Address: 27 Rue du Pila St Gély
Tel: 04 34 11 71 41
L'atelier des vins
Settled on the very chic "place de la canourgue", this wine shop/bar also offers a selection of 32 wines by the glass thanks to the tasting machines. They are classified by 4 themes: great wines, wines from here, wines from there and the owner's selection. The wines are selected with care and regularly changed according to the meetings of the owner.
Address: 3 place de la canourgue
Tel: 04 67 55 06 65
As the name suggests, the "clandestine" is hidden in a quiet street of the city center of Montpellier. Perfect if you are looking for an intimate and warm atmosphere. The bar organizes piano-jazz evenings every friday and saturday nights.
Address: 18, Rue de la Valfère
Tel:06 80 40 05 76