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!

  1. Phone: +358 9 27090977

    Address: Lapinlahdenkatu 1, Helsinki

    Best Medium-Sized List of the Year Finland 2023

    Founded in an old pharmacy of Helsinki, this is a sister restaurant to Carelia, with a somewhat similar focus on grower Champagne, German Rieslings and Burgundy. The place is a mix of a bistro and a wine bar and the small dishes are perfect 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 summer time. 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.

  2. Phone: +358 044 2441276

    Address: Aleksis Kiven katu 23, Helsinki

    This restaurant is a real gem in a newly 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, in particular, French and Italian cuisine and the outcome is rather exceptional. 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 is a rooftop terrace Alexis where one c...

  3. Phone: +358 10 3229388

    Address: Eteläesplanadi 20, Helsinki

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

    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 that focuses particularly 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, while there are also various options by the glass. 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 there is a venue space that can be rented separately, and you can also buy a share...

  5. Phone: +358 10 5050900

    Address: Kasarmikatu 44, Helsinki

    Best Short List of the Year Finland 2022

    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 packed with 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 food is all about great seasonal ingredients with some Ego’s classics always available. The wine list focuses on classic European wine regions, with exciting choices by the glass. The stemware is well thought out, and there is a small space downstairs that you can book for a party to be held in the middle of the cellared bottles. The atmosphere is friendly and easy-going, just like a neighbourhood...

  7. Phone: +358 50 5520822

    Address: Uudenmaankatu 13, Helsinki

    Best Short List of the Year Finland 2023

    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

    By the Glass List of the Year Finland 2023

    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

    Best Short List of the Year Finland 2023

    It’s hard to imagine there was a time when Muru Winebar did not exist, yet it has established itself as one of the top locations in Helsinki to drink wine, and often hosts special wine nights, tastings, and weekly special bottles. In addition to their own vast cellar, they share the cellar list (ask for the little black book!) with Muru Restaurant that’s just around the corner. Here you will mostly find the classics of the wine world, including a vast selection of older vintages and prestige cuvées. Small bites, charcuterie, cheese, and risotto are the perfect accompaniment while you drink thr...

  11. Phone: +358 9 61285600

    Address: Kanavaranta 7 F, Helsinki

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

    Situated in the atmospheric Katajanokka 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 big and well-established names on the list, but also some smaller organic-driven producers. Although Nokka is a fully-operating restaurant, you can also come for a glass at their bar where sipping wine next to the red brick walls can make you fo...

  12. Phone: 0300 472336

    Address: Pieni Roobertinkatu 2

    Best Medium-Sized List of the Year Finland 2023

    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.

  13. Phone: +358 50 5058643

    Address: Eteläranta 10, Helsinki

    Austrian Wine List of the Year Finland, presented by Austrian Wine 2023

    The only restaurant in Helsinki to hold two Michelin stars has a great location overlooking the harbour and the old Market Square. Quite understandably for a 2-Michelin star restaurant, the wine list is extremely pricey, but nonetheless has various verticals of top wines around the world. A pairing menu is also on offer and some of the top wines in Finland are served and enjoyed here. The kitchen staff comes to the tables to serve the dishes and the wine service is flawless.

  14. 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.

  15. Phone: +358 45 2227745

    Address: Fleminginkatu 11, Helsinki

    Best Short List of the Year Finland 2023

    Wino is a dimly-lit, atmospheric wine-focused restaurant in the trendy neighbourhood of Kallio in eastern Helsinki. The wine list has an emphasis on natural wines including quirky choices from lesser-known regions and countries, along with great grower Champagnes and some top Burgundies. The food is creative, and the chef excels with seafood dishes. While it’s important to book, you can also try your luck in getting a seat at the bar, which is a great place to chat about wines with the staff. The house bread served with Wino’s own dip is unforgettable. This is the perfect place both for romant...