The guide to 15 great wine bars in Helsinki 2024

In Helsinki and thirsty for some wine? Here's the insider's guide to the best wine bars in the Finnish capital!

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  1. Phone: +358 044 2441276

    Address: Aleksis Kiven katu 23, Helsinki

    This restaurant is a real gem in a new developing area of Helsinki. The beautiful interior is very atmospheric, and one can expect to see people photographing the great cocktails and delicious dishes during their dinner. The menu takes inspiration from European, especially French and Italian, cuisine, and the outcome is rather tasty. The wine list has a strong focus on German, Italian and French wines, and the producers listed are mostly small family wineries. There is a small bar area where one can walk in for a glass and a bite, and upstairs one can find a rooftop terrace Alexis where clas...

  2. Phone: +358 9 27090977

    Address: Lapinlahdenkatu 1, Helsinki

    Best Medium-Sized List of the Year Finland, presented by Louis M. Martini 2024

    Founded in an old pharmacy in Helsinki, this is a sister restaurant to Carelia with a somewhat similar focus on grower champagne, German rieslings and Burgundy from small producers. The place is a mix of a bistro and a wine bar and the dishes are perfect also for sharing. The staff is very excited about wine and one can also pop into the small bar area or to one of the lovely terrace tables during summertime. The cheese plate is likely one of the best in town and there are truly some great wines on the list both from classic and up-and-coming producers. The wine list has nice lines written ab...

  3. Phone: +358 10 3229388

    Address: Eteläesplanadi 20, Helsinki

    Sparkling Wine List of the Year Finland, presented by Nyetimber 2024

    Restaurant Bronda is situated right in the heart of Helsinki and is a well-frequented spot amongst the city’s wine lovers. Here you can stop by for a quick glass of wine or a cocktail, or spend the whole evening wining and dining. In the bar, you can order small snacks, and if you want a full meal, you can take a seat in the restaurant and enjoy some wine-friendly brasserie dishes based on Spanish, Italian and French cuisine. After dinner, head over to the cosy bar for some late-night wine-drinking, listening to the DJ’s playing while sipping away.

  4. Phone: 09 27090976

    Address: Mannerheimintie 56, Helsinki

    International Sparkling Wine List of the Year, presented by Nyetimber 2023

    This classic Helsinki-based French brasserie is well-known for its extensive wine list focusing especially on the wines of Burgundy, Piedmont, Jura, and Germany. Back vintages and various single vineyard selections are available for those ready to spend a bit more but there are also various options by the glass and speaking with the staff often results in them opening yet more bottles. The menu combines seasonal Finnish flavours with classic French cooking and all the dishes let the wines shine. Downstairs space can be rented separately, and one can also buy a share in their wine cellar to s...

  5. Phone: +358 10 5050900

    Address: Kasarmikatu 44, Helsinki

    Best Short List of the Year Finland 2024

    Restaurant Emo, located right in the middle of the city, has for many years been one of the best wine restaurants in Helsinki. The kitchen cooks a modern take on European cuisine, taking inspiration mainly from the Nordic countries, but also other countries throughout the continent. Emo is a restaurant where you can go and enjoy a high-end dinner, or just pop by the small bar, order wine, cocktails and snacks and have a chat with the staff. Summertime there’s also a small terrace where you can enjoy your wine while watching the busy streets of Helsinki. The wine list’s philosophy is simple:...

  6. Phone: +358 10 5050909

    Address: Korkeavuorenkatu 27, Helsinki

    This gem of a restaurant is situated within an area full of independently run restaurants in Helsinki, very close to the design museum. The kitchen is run by one of the top chefs in town and the recently reformed menu is all about great seasonal ingredients combining French and Japanese culinary art. The wine list focuses on classic European wine regions with often exciting choices by the glass. The stemware is well thought of and there is a small space downstairs one can book for a party to be held in the middle of the cellared wines. The atmosphere is friendly and easy-going, just like a n...

  7. Phone: +358 50 5520822

    Address: Uudenmaankatu 13, Helsinki

    Austrian Wine List of the Year Finland, presented by Austrian Wine 2024

    This cosy little wine bar situated on one of the restaurant-filled streets of Helsinki was founded by three friends and has a super warm design, and a cozy atmosphere. The ever-changing wine list offers many choices by the glass and bottle, mostly from small- and mid-sized producers. To accompany the wines there are small bites, charcuterie, and cheese available. During the summer there is a small terrace on the street and next door there is a space where they often host various wine tastings. This is one of the few places in Helsinki that is also open on Sundays!

  8. Phone: +358 044 7554555

    Address: Meritullinkatu 6, Helsinki

    Best Short List of the Year Finland 2023

    Situated close to the Helsinki harbor and old Market Square, Kuurna is an all-time favorite. The restaurateurs split the responsibilities between the kitchen and the front of the house, and the menu changes every couple of weeks with classics such as tartare and pepper steak always being available. The food and wine pairings are carefully tested and selected, and the wine list is compiled of mostly classic wines from small growers. It’s one of the rare places in Helsinki open on Mondays.

  9. Phone: +358 300 472335

    Address: Fredrikinkatu 41, Helsinki

    Austrian Wine List of the Year Finland, presented by Austrian Wine 2024

    Restaurant Muru in Helsinki is one the most acclaimed wine restaurants in Finland and has received several prizes and awards for its wine program, for example ”Best of Award Excellence” by Wine Spectator. Muru opened in 2010, and the food philosophy is to pick the best seasonal ingredients and turn them into high-end bistro dishes that you can either enjoy as a four-course meal or à la carte. In the small bar you’re always welcome to drop in for a glass of wine and something to eat, but remember that it’s a well-known spot for wine lovers, so it might be crowded.

  10. Phone: +358 300 472339

    Address: Lönnrotinkatu 14, Helsinki

    Sparkling Wine List of the Year Finland, presented by Nyetimber 2024

    It’s hard to believe this timely classic hasn’t always been where it is, as it has duly established itself as one of the top locations in Helsinki to drink wine. Muru Winebar regularly hosts wine tastings and opens special bottles advertised in advance, so it’s recommended to follow them online. In addition to their vast cellar, they share the cellarlist, the little black book, with Muru Restaurant which is just around the corner. Here you mostly find the wine world’s real classics, including a vast selection of older vintages and prestige cuvées. Small bites, charcuterie, cheese, and risott...

  11. Phone: +358 9 61285600

    Address: Kanavaranta 7 F, Helsinki

    Sustainable Wine List of the Year Finland 2024

    Situated in the atmospheric seashore area of Helsinki, Restaurant Nokka is a beautiful restaurant with a lot of talent behind it. The head chef is committed to using premium Finnish ingredients which he often hunts and gathers himself. The wine cellar holds some older vintages and rarities focusing on classic European regions. There are quite a few well-established names on the list but also some smaller organic-driven producers. Although Nokka is a fully operating restaurant, one can also come for a glass at their bar where sipping wine next to the red brick walls can make one forget the ou...

  12. Phone: +358 50 5058643

    Address: Eteläranta 10, Helsinki

    Austrian Wine List of the Year Finland, presented by Austrian Wine 2024

    The only restaurant in Helsinki to hold two Michelin stars has a great location overlooking the harbour and the old marketplace. Quite understandably for a two-star restaurant, the wine list is pricey, but nonetheless has various verticals of top wines from around the world. The pairing menu is well considered and some of the top wines in Finland are served and enjoyed here. In addition, the alcoholic pairing is very well created and the matches work perfectly. The kitchen staff comes to the tables to serve the dishes and the wine service is spotlessly executed by very knowledgeable sommelie...

  13. Phone: 0300 472336

    Address: Pieni Roobertinkatu 2

    Sparkling Wine List of the Year Finland, presented by Nyetimber 2024

    Pastis in Helsinki is a French bistro-style restaurant, also with a small bar where you can pop in to have a glass of wine or a plate of food. The staff is knowledgeable and always willing to help you with some advice on the wine. Summertime Pastis has a small terrace outside the restaurant, and there’s also a chambre separée where you can have wine-themed events designed by the venues’ sommeliers.

  14. Phone: +358 45 2227745

    Address: Fleminginkatu 11, Helsinki

    Sustainable Wine List of the Year Finland, presented by Viinitie 2023

    Wino is a dim-lighted and atmospheric wine-focused restaurant in a trendy neighbourhood of Kallio in eastern Helsinki. The wine list has an emphasis on European natural wines including quirky choices from lesser-known regions and countries, great grower champagne selection and some top Burgundies. The food is creative, delightful, and always tasty. It’s recommended to book in advance, yet one can also try their luck in getting a seat at the bar which is a great place to discuss more about the wines with the staff. The house bread served with Wino’s own dip is unforgettable. Perfect place bot...

  15. Phone: 050 4702388

    Address: Agricolankatu 9, Helsinki

    This small and cosy bakery and wine bar, based in the suburban area of Kallio in Helsinki, is open seven days a week. Here you can start your day with a high-quality breakfast, and then continue with lunch until late in the afternoon. And, of course, you can drink wine the whole time. The food is based around the bakery’s now-famous sourdough bread, of which you can have one or several to accompany your wine.