Best Wine Bar List in the World

2020 winner

Wine bars around the world are a precious part of today’s wine culture, even if it is hard to reach a hard and fast definition, and even if the boundaries between bars and restaurants may often be blurred. The World’s Best Wine Lists adopts as a working definition of wine bar an establishment where it is possible and usual to order only a glass or two of wine, and where the focus is squarely on the wine list, even if it will always be possible to have complementary food of some kind. With wine bars increasingly doubling as retail outlets, their lists are perhaps shaped by the preferences of their customers to an even greater extent than are those of hotels and restaurants. As with the generally larger restaurant settings, these lists are assessed by the same criteria of breadth, depth, height, balance, selection, accuracy, originality, suitability, design, and value.


Terroir Tribeca restaurant and wine bar is located in the Tribeca district of New York, near the Hudson River. True to its Tribeca roots the restaurant team take a politically engaged and community driven approach to their offering. The space was previously a cheese production facility at a time when Washington Market thrived along the Hudson River. The interiors stand tribute to Tribeca’s history as one of America’s first post-industrial neighbourhoods, with repurposed original, roughhewn wood and burnished, time-worn metal furnishings. The drive of the food and drinks program is to give voice to place, with all of the wines, beers and produce selected depending on if they resonate with their origins and are produced in a manner true to their history and culture. There is a wide ranging wine list featuring impressive older vintage section at the end and a well-chosen ‘value’ section at the beginning with numerous by-the-glass options.

24 Harrison Street, New York, 10010, United States 

Runner-Up - Best Wine Bar List in the World - 2020