A wine bar is a slippery thing to define. Should it only serve wine? What if it has restaurant-style seating and takes bookings?

We've taken the guesswork out. Without exception, these are places where vino is taken very seriously, and if you ask, the staff will be able to guide you. Most of the time, cheese and other European fare are part of the package.

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A tiny alleyway of a bar from the team at Porteño.

Wine Bar – 4 50 Holt Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

Black Bottle

Wines by the glass start at $8.

Shop 2 116-118 Darlinghurst Road
Darlinghurst NSW 2010