Lyon is a renowned culinary destination in France, situated between the renowned wine regions of Beaujolais and the Northern Rhône. It's no surprise then that the city has an excellent wine bar scene!
As a wine expert and chef who lives in Lyon, I often enjoy going out for a glass of wine in the evenings. There are plenty of great places to choose from, here are some of my favorites.
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Lyon's Best Wine Bars
There are so many great wine bars in Lyon that it was tough to decide which ones to feature! I chose these bars to highlight based on a few criteria. Most importantly - good wine! A close second was friendliness. I wouldn't send you to anywhere that isn't run by great people. These are my top choices for Anglophone travellers to Lyon.
Feel at Home at this Lyon Wine Bar
Le Vitis Bar, Lyon 4
This is one of my favorite wine bars in Lyon's Croix-Rousse neighborhood in the 4th arrondissement.
I love it because they feature local wines and have an amazing cheese and charcuterie board with only the best local products.
The owners, Valerie and Bruno, are super nice people, and they always make sure I have a great time!
Call them at +33 6 31 16 63 27 to reserve!
Open Tuesday through Saturday from 6pm to 12:30am at 131 Blvd de la Croix-Rousse, Lyon 69004.
Blend Your Own Wine at this Lyon Wine Bar!
Les Assembleurs, Lyon 3
I can't get enough of Les Assembleurs! The concept is incredible and the execution is gorgeous. This is the only wine bar in France that serves wine exclusively on tap.
They make their own wine all over the country and then create blends to order for the customers that walk through the door of this stunning place.
At lunch they serve up a small menu that is inspired by that day's market, and in the evenings you can expect tapas.
Open Monday through Friday from 8am to midnight, and Saturday from 4pm to midnight. Lunch is Monday to Friday from 12 to 2pm, and dinner is Monday to Saturday from 7 to 9:45pm.
You can find Les Assembleurs at 12 Rue Mazenod, Lyon 69003.
Over One Thousand Different Wines at this Lyon Wine Bar
La Cave Café Terroir
The nextdoor neighbor and little sister of Café Terroir, here you can enjoy small plates from one of the city’s most celebrated chefs, JF Périer-Têtedoi. They have an enormous collection of wine, over 1200 different references!
I love how this wine list has a great selection of affordable Burgundy wines. It's normally hard to find good Burgundy wines at a reasonable price, but this place knows what they're doing. They have wines from the local regions of Burgundy, Beaujolais, and the Northern Rhone. You'll find some great gems among these wines.
My favorite thing about this place is the sexy underground wine cellar where if you're 6 or more you can have a private dinner! Yes please!
La Cave Café Terroir is open from Tuesday to Saturday for lunch between 12pm and 2pm and dinner from 6pm to midnight at 5 Rue Montcharmont, 69002 Lyon.
You can reserve by phone at +33 9 52 52 51 38 or online.
Lyon's Coolest Natural Wine Bar
Odessa Comptoir, Lyon 1
One of the most popular places in town, Odessa Comptoir is known for its natural wine and focus on local Beaujolais wines.
Owned and operated (partially) by Americans, you can expect great service in English (and French!) and a fun atmosphere.
The food is small plates designed to pair with the wines, and chef Robert makes his own bread!
Odessa Comptoir is open from Monday through Saturday from 6pm to midnight.
You can book online and get directions via google maps.
The bar lives at 14 Rue René Leynaud, 69001 Lyon.
Lyon's Organic Only Wine Bar
Le Bar à Vin Bio
Next to the Lyon Opera House, this wine bar only offers organic selections. With over 200 organic wines to choose from, Le Bar à Vin Bio celebrates the wines of our local regions but also features other wines from around France and a few world wines too!
They also have a fabulous wood fired oven which provides the perfect accompaniment, pizza and melty cheesy goodness, to their delicious wines. Also do great charcuterie boards!
You can call +33 4 78 28 64 10 or reserve a table online and get directions on google maps.
Le Bar à Vin Bio can be found at 17 Rue Désirée, 69001 Lyon.
So Many Great Lyon Wine Bars to Choose From!
Well that’s it for our top wine bars in Lyon, although surely there are so many more!
Do you have a favorite? Drop it in the comments.