SOPHISTICATED GUIDE TO THE BEST WINE BARS IN SWANSEA
Swansea’s great for a night out. Wind Street in the middle of the city is a particular favourite with revellers, but there are places you can go that are a little more, ahem, refined.
Which are the best places in Swansea for a marvelous Merlot? Where can you find a classic cocktail? Here are our faves:
NO SIGN WINE BAR – 56 WIND STREET
All things considered, it’s a Swansea institution. South Wales’ wine lovers have been visiting No Sign in some guise or other since the 15th century and Swansea’s greatest son Dylan Thomas was particularly fond of the place in the 1930s.
Today, it’s still just as good. With old beams, stone floors and character oozing out of every nook and cranny, it offers a welcome contrast to some of the rowdier, more faceless chain pubs on Wind Street. Serving ales, beers and food, it may not be solely a wine bar any more, but No Sign’s staff sure still know their way around a wine list.
MORGANS – SOMERSET PLACE
While No Sign positively swims in old-school charm, Morgans is a good option for sophisticated ladies. Its Champagne Bar offers a range of classic cocktails with a modern twist and – of course, a great range of wines and champagnes.
KON-TIKI BAR – 10 THE STRAND
There’s no way we can compile a list of Swansea’s classiest drinking establishments without mentioning Kon-Tiki. Oozing in quirky cool, Kon-Tiki is a bar that puts imagination and expertise into some of your favourite cocktails – as well as introducing you to some you’ve not heard of before.
TEN – THE KINGSWAY
Describing itself as “luxurious” and “sumptuous”, Ten is the sort of high-end establishment in Swansea where you’ll be likely to see the great and good of South West Wales – from Premiership footballers to leading businessmen.
As you’d expect, it’s pricey but you do get what you pay for. Wear your highest heels.
MOSAIC – 218 HIGH ST
Specialising in food, but also great if you’re looking for a thorough wine list, Mosaic is a well-decorated, upmarket location in the heart of Swansea.
We recommend its tapas nights, where you can enjoy a range of tastiest, varied and hard-to-find wines while enjoying some of the most authentic tapas this side of the Pyrenees.
PEPPERS – 42 NEWTON RD, MUMBLES
It may be a few miles outside of Swansea, but the distinguished atmosphere and enviable drinks list of Peppers makes it well worth the short drive to the Gower.
It’s intimate, and never quiet (especially when the sun’s shining), but a must-visit if you’re planning on taking a trip to the scenic Gower coast.
THE DRAGON HOTEL PIANO RESTAURANT
With a great array of wines – many of which are available by the glass – knowledgeable staff and a a relaxed atmosphere, our very own Piano Restaurant is very popular with groups of discerning drinkers in Swansea.
Its first-floor location offers excellent views of Swansea City Centre and is the perfect place to start, or end, a classy night out.
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