Find cosy, sophisticated and atmospheric wine bars that are great for any occasion in the heart of the capital. Discover the best wine hubs for a drink with savoury nibbles.
Vino Cultura Wine Bar & Cellar
t’s a charming, rustic space filled with local wine aficionados young and old, with staff guiding you through a selection of around 1000 wines and quality tapas to share. In fact, at Vino Cultura, you’ll enjoy the best food pairing experience with chill out music in the background. The Wine Shop offers a fine selection of labels sourced from around the world, including Portugal, Australia, New Zealand and the USA. The cellar houses rare and prestigious labels, along with small house gems.
20 Kyriakou Matsi, 1082, Nicosia, tel. 22676707
Il Bácaro Ristorante Wine Bar
Il Bácaro, which opened in 2011, features a full service wine bar and serves a range of mouth-watering Italian signature dishes. Il Bácaro is named after the humble taverns of Venice (bacari); traditionally a meeting place for friends. Visit for early drinks or dinner and try their “cicchetti”, pizzas, salads and other authentic recipes from Venice and the nearby regions. Here, you’ll find wine varieties from Italy, Greece, Austria and Chile among other.
131D Prodromou, Nicosia, tel. 22676969
The Winery delivers as an atmospheric chic hangout for the wine lovers of old Nicosia and nearby. Nestled in the alleys of the old town, between Ledras and Onasagorou streets, this modern, retro bar is known for making their own homemade wine varieties in-house - you’ll spot the copper wine containers behind the bar. Explore the lesser-trodden vineyards of France, Spain and Portugal- there are 285 labels from 16 countries -and indulge in their exceptional dishes.
7 Lykourgou, Nicosia, tel. 22511925
Silver Star Wine Bar
One of the first wine bars to open in the capital, Silver Star is a cosy, stylish little place, rewarding though for it’s unique flavours serving more than 100 labels- predominantly Old World- from the vineyards of Greece, Spain, Italy and France. It is powered by the Cava Nostra wine shop which is why it is also locally known as “Cava”, and its focus is on low intervention wines with little to no added additives. Pair your wine with their innovative cheese platters sourced from their own delicatessen next door, “Kantina”. Expect quality music- there are regular DJ sets taking place here.
44-46 Sophouli, Nicosia, tel. 22666579
Barrique Wine & Deli
As its name suggests, this is not just a regular wine bar, it also operates a delicatessen, housed in an atmospheric space with modern décor. Devour food from a modern European menu that includes a range of tapas to share and platters. Their lunch menu is also available for take away and delivery. With more than 400 labels from around the world, Barrique serves wine to suit all taste buds.
4 Menandrou, Nicosia, tel. 22254443 (deli), 70087080 (reservations)
Winery’s at Limoncello
Located within the Agios Antonios Municipal Market next to Limoncello Deli-Bar, Winery’s is a retro bar ideal for summer outings with a small but eclectic wine list of 80 labels. Pair your wine with a range of sophisticated dishes. They also serve an exciting range of meticulously made cocktails.
1 Evgenias and Antoniou Theodotou, Nicosia, tel. 99698210
Wine and More
Expect some very distinct flavours in your glass selected expertly by the owners who opened this warm and cosy place drawing inspiration from their travels around the world. The wines – around 130 to choose from, and from producers from Cyprus, Italy and Spain among other– are excellent to accompany mouth-watering dishes such as the Philly steak and other.
1 Romanou, Nicosia, tel. 22731112
Cava Oinon Pnevmata
Primarily a wine shop, Cava Oinon Pnevmata that opened back in 2005, also delivers as a cosy and down-to-earth hangout for the wine lovers who are also fans of jazz and piano music. On the ground floor you’ll find the shop but on the first floor there’s a lounge where wine and buffet is served every night, usually accompanied by live music. The wine list features around 350 labels.
71Β Digeni Akrita, Nicosia, tel. 22460603
This place’s name, Potopolio, which translates into “a place that sells drinks”, is inviting for wine lovers and not only. A relaxed space with tall wooden bar tables, this proper drinkery serves about 120 wine labels mainly sourced from Spain, Italy and France, which you can pair with an array of delicacies.
46E Kennedy Avenue, Nicosia, tel. 22420507