Enjoy a glass of wine in Groningen

Wine enthusiasts have come to the right place in Groningen, as you can see from the list of the top-flight wine shops and bodegas below. So what will it be this week: a glass or three at the trendy Mr. Mofongo rooftop wine bar, or the more classic environment of the Barrel Wijnlokaal? This is where you are sure to find inspiration for a lovely gathering.


Barrel Wijnlokaal

Haddingestraat 27 – Proclaimed Wine Bar of the Year 2018, the charming Barrel Wijnlokaal provides a rarely equalled selection in the Netherlands. The Barrel wine list includes over 600 wines, over 55 of which are sold by the glass per week. Their carefully selected cheeses and charcuterie complete the experience. And we have more good news for wine enthusiasts: in 2019, Barrel opened a wine shop at the Nieuwe Ebbingestraat. So now you can bring a delicious bottle of wine home to enjoy it.

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Mofongo ’s Rooftop Winebar

Oude Boteringestraat 26 – In addition to the restaurant, cocktail bar and distillery, Mr. Mofongo now also features a lovely rooftop bar, which is all about established old as well as new wines. It therefore definitely deserves a mention in this list of wine bars and wine shops. Their most special and exquisite wines can be ordered by the glass according to the innovative ‘wine by the glass system’. 

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Bellami's Bar à Manger

Grote Kromme Elleboog 13 – If you already thinking back to that lovely summer holiday in France with a hint of nostalgia, there is a little piece of La France in one of the most charming streets in the city to indulge that feeling. Bellami’s Bar á Manger wine bar also serves the tastiest bistro dishes, cheeses and charcuterie.

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De Pijp Wine & Dine

Hoge der A 3 – The Pijp Wine & Dine – located at the beautiful Hoge der A – serves their guests a good glass of wine to go with their pure and fair food. The wine list largely comprises organic and biodynamic wines, taking environmental aspects into account.

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Keldercafé Merlot

Oosterstraat 53 – The Keldercafé Merlot guarantees a wonderful evening filled with conviviality. Their guests enjoy a good glass of wine by the fire or a delicious beer at the bar accompanied by finger food, good music and great company. Dating from 1778, this oldest wine bar in Groningen is a lovely café located in one of the city’s most historic streets. 

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Vismarkt 1 – Cappuvino is a highly recommended venue in the very heart of Groningen and is frequented by both coffee and wine enthusiasts. Housed over two floors and with a beautiful roof garden, this is a lovely place to spend some time at a prominent place by the Vismarkt. We are ready for Friday afternoon drinks, how about you?

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Wine shops

Van Erp

Grote Kromme Elleboog 16 – This off-license has been a household word in Groningen and surroundings for nearly one hundred years. At Van Erp, buying wine becomes a sensory experience. With the help and knowledge of the expert Van Erp staff, this is where you are guaranteed to find a suitable wine for any occasion. 

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Van Erp (sinds 1919)

Beans & Grapes

Folkingestraat 37 – You will find this wine and coffee speciality shop in one of the loveliest shopping streets in Groningen. In addition to authentic wines and coffees, you can also sign up for a wine tasting or wine course at Beans & Grapes.

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De Kaaskop

Zwanestraat 24 – A fine delicatessen such as this is essential for this wine blog. In addition to an extensive collection of cheeses, you will find about 30 various types of wine in the back. Because after all, what could possibly suit cheese better than wine? De Kaaskop even came up with a suitable event for this perfect combination: ‘A cheese and wine tasting’.

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