Wine bars… where you can nibble too

The wine bar is not a concept; it is a place bursting with life. The place to be, at the end of the day, for afterwork drinks. The perfect space to unwind and sip on a grand cru. To savour, share, discover. Enjoy light dishes that are ever more inventive, fresh and local. Here are the wine bars you simply have to visit! 
Bombar, the brand-new bistro that knows how to please
Head down to Place des Augustins for a taste of Swiss, French and Italian wines. Bombar is definitely riding the trend for all things organic and natural. Managed by the famous Genevan chef Florian Le Bouhec, this modern guinguette with a hint of the gastronomic will serve you from 5pm, at the bar or in the salle. On the menu, small gourmet Mediterranean-inspired dishes for sharing and a wine menu that changes each week. 
Bombar bar
Bombar bar
Tablar, for the very best things in life
With its open kitchen, green plants and captivatingly hectic feel, Tablar has captured the heart of Genevans. A place to taste local produce, natural beers and wines, and soak up the easy-going ambiance. Mostly Swiss and French wines are on offer, as well as sharing plates that fall into the category of comfort food. The aged goat’s cheese and Creusois pâté are wonderful, as well as the hard-to-resist Paris-Brest for a sweet dessert. Bonus: the sourdough bread is organic and homemade!
Feel at home at Ta Cave
With its 280 labels from France, Switzerland and beyond, Ta Cave invites you into a world of discovery. A selection of the very best wines arrive each month, and the “discovered wines” are served every two weeks. Located close to the banking district, this wine bar is known for its professional service and recommendations from the sommelier. The decor is modern and fresh, and there’s a terrace for sunny days. As a bonus, they also serve a selection of local charcuterie and cheese boards.
Qu’importe, the place to be in Carouge
Since 2004, Qu’importe has been a point of reference in the former Sardinian town. Amid an authentic interior of old stones and aged wood, you can savour a Pinot noir from Geneva, a Gamay from the Valais or a glass of Burgundy or Chianti. Sitting by the open fire in the winter or on the elegant terrace in the heart of historic Carouge in the summer, succumb to the selection of creative tapas designed by starred chef Yoann Caloué: arancini, breaded prawns and Spanish calamari and chorizo. Total indulgence! 
Qu'importe bar
Qu'importe bar
One-way ticket to Spain at Soleil Rouge
Wine, tapas and good vibes… Welcome to Soleil Rouge, the little sun-soaked bar in the Rive neighbourhood. The first Spanish wine bar in town, it will seduce you with its vast menu and traditional tapas: tapenade, tortilla, pata negra, croquetas and patatas bravas. Soleil Rouge will welcome you with warmth and affection every evening from 5pm and all-day Saturday. A chilled-out atmosphere filled with beautiful, party-ready smiles. 
Soleil rouge bar
Soleil rouge bar
Le Rouge & le Blanc inspires at the waterfront
One bar stands out on the Quai des Bergues. For its menu, but also for its effervescent atmosphere at the end of the working day. Le Rouge & le Blanc is a unique space on the bank of the Rhône, with its large terrace in the summer and more intimate décor in the winter. Head down to taste delicious wine, good and great vintages, and tasty house tapas, such as piadina, foie gras and a wonderful selection of artisanal charcuterie. For Epicureans with gourmet tastes!
Rouge et Blanc bar
Rouge et Blanc bar
Bacco: sharing and modernity in the heart of the Old Town
Sitting on the cobbles of rue Etienne-Dumont, Bacco treats its guests to a selection of Mediterranean wines and indulgent tapas created exclusively from local, seasonal produce. Chef Nicolas Pierson will be pleased to recommend you a bottle or glass of one of the 40 wines on offer. As an accompaniment, you’ll be sure to love the smoked burratina with raspberry vinegar, veal bagel – for sharing – and the not-to-be-missed ham with truffle.  
Bacco bar
Bacco bar
Mi Food Mi Raisin, a bar offering 100% natural wines and exceptional produce

A refined store, cellar and wine bar, all at the same time, Mi Food Mi Raisin is THE epicurean temple. With a specialised selection of natural French, Italian, Swiss and Spanish wines, the establishment showcases local and short circuit producers. A good-for-sharing menu that will get your mouth watering is available to accompany your glass: Colonnata lard IGP, smoked salmon pâté, Cecina de Léon, smoked fera pâté and foie gras terrine with toasted bread. A place you won’t want to miss in Eaux-Vives!

Also worth discovering: Katrépices, Vert Bouteille.

 

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