If you ever have the fortune of making it to Beaune, wine will surely be at the forefront of your thoughts. Arguably the heart of Burgundy, Beaune is a city steeped in history and culture, and they are proud of their local offerings. So avoid the tourist traps with our local’s guide to wine bars in Beaune:
Bistrot du Coin
If you like good music and a fun atmosphere then look no further, Bistro du Coin is the place for you. Owner Alex is your typical French host, so don’t take his grumpy demeanour the wrong way, it adds to the charm- he will be happy to guide you through their endless wine list. Come and soak up the atmosphere, but be warned, it’s a tiny and very popular spot so it fills up pretty fast!
2 Place Félix Ziem, 21200 Beaune, France
Le Bout du Monde
Spend hours in this incredibly chilled, French bar. The food menu is simple, but you’ll be coming for the incredible beverage variety. A vast selection of wines, as well as good beers and spirits make this ideal for all taste. Relax and enjoy at this spot which stays open until 2am.
7 Rue du Faubourg Madeleine, 21200 Beaune, France
It’s all about quality, not quantity at La Dilettante. The small bar can fit about 15 people, which makes for the perfect intimate experience. Laurent manages this place with his sister Nathalie, and while he is busy behind the bar preparing food, Nathalie takes care of the service. Service is always friendly, with Laurent and Nathalie happy to guide you in your choices for the perfect pairing. Ambience is everything.
11 Rue du Faubourg Bretonnière, 21200 Beaune, France
La Maison du Colombier
If you’re catering for a group, La Maison du Colombier is the perfect option, with its large private room upstairs. Roland Chanliaud former chef of “Jardin des Remparts” started this Gastro bar not long ago with his partner Francoise Roux. While Roland is busy preparing food in the open kitchen, Francoise and her team will welcome you with smiles and a friendly spirit. Great modern food with an amazing and large wine list.
1 Rue Charles Cloutier, 21200 Beaune, France
Great food on offer in this cellar-like restaurant, with a sommelier on hand to suggest the perfect bottle. Once you’re finished your meal, why not retire to the piano bar for a night cap?
21 Boulevard Saint-Jacques, 21200 Beaune, France
La Part des Anges
The bright setting is perfect to fully appreciate the stunning dishes on offer at La Part des Anges. Opt to sit in the lively bar and enjoy the atmosphere and music alongside a great wine list (and excellent dessert menu!)
24B Rue d’Alsace, 21200 Beaune, France
– Paul Miller