Best Wine Bars in Canberra

Updated 7 months ago


  • Natural wines, great food and a tasteful soundtrack – it's no wonder this is Canberra’s most acclaimed bar. Set within an 1920s heritage building with a window overlooking London Circuit, it also happens to be one of the capital’s best-looking venues.

  • At this wine bar and bottle shop, you can stop by for a vino or two and a charcuterie board, or buy a bottle to take home – or to the park across the road.

  • You can drink the usual shiraz and chardonnay at this energetic Asian diner. But we’d suggest reaching for the hefty sake list, which Akiba claims is Australia’s most extensive.

  • The list at this sharp Asian-fusion spot is short but eclectic, repping skin-contact wines from around the country alongside off-beat aromatic whites and 10 vintages of local star Clonakilla’s flagship shiraz viognier.

  • This moody inner-city bar is known for its charcoal grill, elevated seasonal menu and innovative cocktails, but the new-wave, Euro-Australian wine list is no slouch either.

  • A little larrikin, a little retro and a lot quirky art gallery – there’s plenty going on at this wine bar. Drop in for a snack of crunchy and spicy school prawns or share a substantial meal of duck with sweet-and-sour sauce.

  • They say good things come in small packages, and this tiny laneway bar in stylish Braddon proves it. Taking cues from the pintxos bars of Spain, it's equally suited to casual drinks or something bigger, with a menu that's seasonally-driven and stacked with global influences.