Hi! I’ve been writing more and more about Lyon this year, and some of you have told me that you found these posts useful (which is awesome, because otherwise why am I doing this?) I’m so glad to hear it – thank you for the feedback.
It goes without saying that I really liked all these places, or I wouldn’t have put them on the list! But there are a few that I love – my favorite favorites – so I’ve marked them with a ❤.
There are loads of fantastic wine bars in Lyon – feel free to comment if you have a favorite I haven’t included. These are simply places I have been to (many times, in some cases) that I think are great.
❤ La Cave d’à Coté: Cozy, great planche of charcuterie & cheese (Closed Sunday)
Le Vin des Vivants: Pretty terrace, low prices (Closed Sunday and Monday)
❤ Autour d’un Verre: Classy but casual, tasty tapas. Some outdoor seating, but the ambiance is inside. (closed Sunday. Owner speaks very good English.)
Bones & Bottles: Oh-so-hip, a little pricey, great food – small plates. Limited outdoor seating. (closed Sunday and Monday. English spoken)
Le Ballon: Warm and modern (Closed Sunday)
Mademoiselle Rêve: Classic French, daily lunch special (closed Saturday and Sunday)
4th arrondissement (Croix-Rousse)
❤ La Voguette: Cool and casual, yummy ceviche and dolmas. Try to snag a table outside in nice weather. (Closed Sunday)
5th arrondissement (Vieux Lyon)
❤ Château Neuf du Peuple: Quirky, organic, artsy. Limited outdoor seating, great for people watching. (Closed Monday. Owner speaks excellent English.)
The Daughter Wine Bar: Tiny, friendly (Closed Sunday)
Le Phosphore: Elegant, romantic, gorgeous view. (Closed Sunday)
❤ Les Pralins: Hipster café/bar/brunch (Open every day)
6th, 8th & 9th arrondissements
I don’t have a favorite wine bar in these parts! Any recommendations?
Note: Opening hours may change, beware of annual closures in August. I noted the places where I know somebody speaks English, but that’s not to say that English isn’t spoken at the others. Bonsoir, merci, and parlez-vous anglais will go a long way if you don’t speak French.
P.S. If you prefer really good cocktails, Jill has you covered.