16 great wine bars and restaurants in Reykjavik 2024

The wine scene in the Icelandic capital Reykjavik is steadily growing, and whether you just want a quick glass of wine or enjoy dinner, you can find places that will satisfy you. Here is the guide to all the best wine spots in the city.

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  1. Phone: +354 790 8882

    Address: Laugavegur 55, Reykjavík

    Located on Reykjavík’s main shopping street within the Hotel VON, Bon Restaurant is perhaps one of the cutest examples of a “hotel restaurant” in the area. Given its location and casual yet smart vibe, Bon is one of those places that immediately comes to mind when you’re shopping downtown and in need of a hard-earned glass and perhaps a quick bite. Emphasizing all things French in the kitchen, the wines are no exception with a concise listing which is easily navigated.

  2. Phone: +354 513 3120

    Address: Thorvaldsensstræti 2, Reykjavík

    Located on the ground floor of the Iceland Parliament Hotel right in Reykjavík’s city centre, Hjá Jóni is one of those restaurants tasked with not only catering to the hotel’s inhabitants but also the elevated expectations of locals looking for an evening of fine dining downtown. While the restaurant itself is generally booked for lunch and dinner service, the hotel’s Telebar, located on the same floor shares the wine list and is becoming a more popular spot to drop in for an aperitif or nightcap. The varied yet accessible list offers guests an eclectic range of well-known wines which makes...

  3. Address: Laugavegur 55, 101, Reykjavík

    Best Short List of the Year International Open 2024

    Reykjavík‘s first (and only) speak-easy, Amma Don has since its opening in 2022 become one of our best unkept secrets. Nestled together with the 17-seated Michelin-starred restaurant ÓX, Amma Don was originally conceived as an artisanal cocktail bar which right from the start took her place as one of the reigning queens of cocktails in the country. The décor and design are meticulously curated to reflect Amma Don’s name: “Amma”, the Icelandic word for grandmother and “Don” the Spanish honorific, are compounded in an ode to a grandmother’s undisputed authority and savoir-fair. Vintage furnitu...

  4. Phone: +354 578 3500

    Address: Laugavegur 20b, 2nd Floor, Reykjavík

    Located in one of downtown Reykjavík’s busiest cocktail bar and nightclub areas, this gem serves as an oasis amidst its more boisterous neighboring establishments. Nestled on the second floor of a charming, old, corrugated iron building, this wine bar is the picture of class. A tasteful collage of blue velvet furniture and brass mirrors give the rather spacious interior warmth with a chic vibe. For those who enjoy fresh air and sunshine with their wine, the little patio out back is entirely shielded from the elements. Given Reykjavík’s windy demeanour, a find like this is the weather equivale...

  5. Phone: +354 571 4421

    Address: Kirkjutorg 4, Reykjavík

    What does the space between Reykjavík Cathedral and the House of Parliament need? A wine bar. A part of the Kvosin Hotel in Reykjavík’s city center, Aldamót is one of those perfect little places to go when the group can’t decide on what they want. Its location makes it ideal for starting off the evening with a happy hour drink and a little snack before a concert or the theatre. It also fits the bill for a great place to grab an after-dinner drink. The wine list is compact and easy to navigate sporting established producers and recognizable wines that don’t disappoint. The selection by the glas...

  6. Phone: +354 511 6677

    Address: Týsgata 8 101, Reykjavík

    There is not a strict selection of wines by the glass at Bodega: you can either open a bottle to share or just have a glass. The wine list holds a blend of natural and conventional wines from all over with a few South American options.

  7. Phone: +354 537 2788

    Address: Pósthússtræti 2, Reykjavík

    Sparkling Wine List of the Year, presented by Nyetimber 2022

    With a casual vibe, yet classy and elegant in every detail, this place offers a list curated in a great balance when it comes to countries, renowned labels and the more funky selection. The kitchen is evolving every day, and a local favourite is the sea snails.

  8. Phone: +354 552 1522

    Address: Laugavegur 59, Reykjavík

    Sustainable Wine List of the Year Nordic 2022

    Here, at the only Michelin star restaurant in Iceland, chef Gunnar Karl works seasonally with local ingredients and traditional flavours. Decorations like dried plants that the team has foraged and wooden walls make you feel at home. The pairing menu changes frequently, and most of the wine list focuses on natural wine from European regions. (César Garduño, the former sommelier at Dill, was also Star Wine List's ambassador in Iceland, Editor's note.)

  9. Phone: +354 419 1777

    Address: Laugavegur 77, Reykjavík

    Lovers of reading huge wine lists, this is your spot. The selection is focused on Old World wines and special vintages, with a nice selection of different bottle sizes and a cellar inside an old bank vault with around 4,000 bottles. The cosy ambience takes you to a 1950´s European brasserie, a space where you can enjoy some Italian dishes.

  10. Phone: +354 869 7020

    Address: Bergstaðastræti, Reykjavík

    Kramber, for short, is a clever mesh of café/wine bar is located in the heart of Reykjavík’s downtown area. Not only is it on the same street as the famous Hallgrímskirkja landmark, it is attached to Kramhúsið, arguably the city’s most beloved dance school. What could possibly be more fitting after finishing up a burlesque class than a glass of sparkling loveliness next door? The compact wine list which sports a fairly dense section on Champagne offers a surprising price range that is only surpassed by its range of wines by the glass. The owners make a point of it to allow folks to feel their...

  11. Phone: +354 519 7755

    Address: Laugavegur 107, Reykjavík

    There are no more than 12 seats here, and you will always find some Champagne and Cava by the glass. The rest of the wine list focuses on France and Italy. The list is short but well-curated, and you will always find Old World wines that will match what you are looking for.

  12. Phone: +354 519 5350

    Address: Klapparstígur 28, Reykjavík

    This Nikkei restaurant in Iceland has a 20's interior that's elegant and fun, with a few monkeys hidden in the ceiling that will undoubtedly attract you. It offers both a by-the-glass list where labels are rotated monthly or weekly, as well as the bottle list.

  13. Phone: +354 832 2929

    Address: Veghúsarstígur 9, Reykjavík

    Not an easy place to find if it´s your first time in the city. However, if you can follow the signs, you will come to this venue that feels like your living room, with soft lights and music. The wine selection mainly focuses on the Old World and labels from South America, where both are part of the weekly by-the-glass selection.

  14. Phone: +354 519 6515

    Address: Laugavegur 107, Reykjavík

    The old bus station in Reykjavík is now a food court, and here you can find Skál. Here you will find natural wine they import themselves, with a nice selection of skin contact wines from Europe, pet nats and young, juicy reds. Do not walk away without a sip of Brennivín, the local spirit.

  15. Phone: +354 547 2380

    Address: Laugavegur 27, Reykjavík

    The feeling here is like being in your friend's basement, cosy and homely. The difference is the wine list, with a lot of interesting options, well balanced and with a focus on natural wine. There will always be a sommelier to help you with your choice; exchange a few words about what you usually like to drink, and they will know what to pour.

  16. Phone: +354 571 8788

    Address: Aðalstræti 12, Reykjavík

    Downtown in Reykjavík’s city centre, Uppi, which translates directly to “up stairs” is a most welcome extension to the renowned restaurant Fiskmarkaðurinn. Literally, on the upper floor of the restaurant, this wine bar/lounge/restaurant has gained quite the following, and a well-deserved one at that. The menu is designed to offer light courses and sushi, though larger main courses are available as well. The secluded booths and nooks create a comfortable sense of privacy in what is usually an extremely busy venue. The team provides cordial and professional service enhanced by a sound understand...