Poles are warming to wine and, although it has not brought a great revolution so far, it is having a significant impact on the gastronomic scene. This is evident in Poznań. That is why we decided to give you our list of the best spots where you can drink wine — any day of the week. They will satisfy both wine enthusiasts and those who are just discovering its charm.
WinoBramie – wine and Polish tapas
ul. Jackowskiego 36 +48 (6)1 628 27 37
Ever since its opening night, WinoBramie has offered a wide selection of wines from all over the globe. The wines are available to take away, and also to be had there. All wines up to 100 PLN per bottle are also available by the glass. In November 2017, WinoBramie decided to open a kitchen with the idea in mind of creating a tapas style menu of warm and cold dishes. What is interesting is the chef’s decision is to serve Polish dishes in this way, with a modern twist, and to include products which have been somewhat forgotten, such as giblets. What we had the opportunity to try was absolutely delicious and so we wish WinoBramie all the best with their newest endeavor, hoping it can remain on its chosen course.
ul. Szamarzewskiego 2 +48 (61)534 283 588
Although the place is styled as a music shop it of course puts the accent on wine. Careful selection of labels from Europe and the New World is the merit of the owner Krystian Blejder, who is fully responsible for this undertaking. The wine is served on site, including by the glass, but you can also go there for a take-away bottle during a break at work, because Vinyl opens at 12.00.
You can also choose your favorite music to be played back – how else – from vinyl discs.
Some evenings have live music. The owner also offers a variety of workshops, mainly introductory, combined with thematic wine tasting. It is an interesting class, especially as Krystian can boast a third degree diploma of the prestigious London Wine & Spirit Education Trust. Vinyl is a great place for a long tasting evening of wine, but it is also nice to drop in for a few minutes between running around for one glass and a quick chat.
FOODWINE VINOTEKA & WINEBAR
27 Grudnia 9/1a +48 (61) 500 325 350
This winebar has to offer about 300 labels from around the world. Available by the glass for wines below 100zł per bottle which is almost 1/3 of the wines on offer. Food includes quiche, cheeses, meats and simple Mediterranean cuisine. Price of one glass of wine is in the range of 7-26 PLN.
ISTNY WINE TAPAS & BEER
ul. Podgórna 12 +48 606 610 430
PIKA PIKA WINE & TAPAS
Zamkowa 5 +48 578 297 869
A tiny piece of Spain in Poznań. Pika Pika is an amazing little tapas bar, situated just off the Old Market Square with a lovely view of the picturesque Town Hall.
If you’re into Spanish wine, beer and food this is just the right place for you. The owner and staff at Pika Pika are all Spanish and thus while enjoying the food and wine at this lovely little joint you also experience the fun & liveliness, that make you feel as if you were in Spain.
If you wish you can test your Spanish language skills while ordering a drink, for those who might be a bit shy, an encouraging glass of delicious Spanish wine might be recommended. Pika Pika is a great choice for both a quick lunch and a night out drinking various Spanish wines with friends. (*on weekends no last call)