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US$12 - US$118
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Portuguese, Wine Bar
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Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
0.1 km from Bairro Alto
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Reviewed 12 March 2020 via mobile

What a find!! We had an amazing evening eating great wine and cheese - explained to us by the owners. The wine - well what can I say the owner knows his stuff!! Explaining each wine, grape and growing conditions, suggesting which we may like...but also others that may surprise us. 10/10 for a great few hours , highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 8 March 2020

This is the place for wine enthusiasts (as to say for wine lovers is simply not enough)! It is a place with a very personalised and detailed approach to wines, to Portuguese wines, which are perfectly matched for anyone’s requirement / taste. But what (who)...truly makes difference is the owner/host/educator/guide Rui Rossa!!! He is creating memorable moments, allowing you to understand wines and to chose the very right one for one’s palate. Without rush or unnecessary urgency, you will be taken for a journey and explained every possible detail and nuance of wine which is close to your liking. Naturally, not to forget about very top-quality Portuguese charcuteries and cheeses – absolutely delicious – served by Ana!!! We have spent two very special evenings there and if ever back to Lisbon, this will be the only place we will go for. I cannot recommend this place enough as there are not many of such left around the world! Thank you Rui, Ana and Susana!!!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 2 March 2020

This is truly a spectacular wine bar, as they take so much time describing their wines and food. The service is extraordinary, and it is obvious how passionate they are about what they do. A gastronomical experience worth the money, and not least a concept...worth our support!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 22 February 2020 via mobile

This simple but stupendous winebar im the Bairro alto offers the best of snack portuguese cuisine married with a fine selection of rare and unknown wines by the glass or the bottle. The owners are fine, and very helpful. One can deey feel how they...enjoy what they do! bravo!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 2 February 2020

My wife and I together with friends decided to visit Lisbon for the first time as a break from our Northeast US winter. This was our first visit to Portugal and my wife and I also wanted to take the opportunity to experience and learn...about Portugese wines ----as we are big wine lovers. We separated from our friends for three wine related experiences during this short trip to Lisbon. Our first experience at the highly rated Nova Wine Bar ( as detaied in a separate review ) was a disappointment. But our experience at the BA Wine Bar was one of most interesting in Europe. BA is a very small( ~ 16 seats) and simple traditional wine bar with Portuguese tapas of artisan cheese and/or black pig fine charcuterie .Their simple and yet diversified food offer is designed to enhance your wine experience, including different sized mix platers of cold cut meats, cheeses, olive oils and jams/dips. So here the real focus is on the wine and a passionate owner who made the evening a truly unique experience trying different Portugese wines. He took time to understand our wine preferences and price range while engaging into an interesting converation of each wine. The interaction was great. We had him select each new wine as we discussed our thoughts about the prior wines tasted. Other wine bars were too commercial , had short wine list selections and more focused on the food menuMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 27 January 2020

The individualized attention was absolutely wonderful. Staff stayed transparent and tactful about prices without my asking, and offered extensive tastings. Everyone working there checked in repeatedly to make sure I was enjoying everything, seamlessly switching through half a dozen languages for each table. The best...seasoning for food is words! I enjoyed everything so much more for the stories that were served along with the wine, and I am so glad that I came here for my introduction to Portuguese wine. There is a true passion here for the wine and for the customer. Small space—reservations are a must to avoid uncertainty at the door, and you want to be certain you’ll be able to spend some time here. It’s a good idea to come thirsty but not hungry. Pro tip: look up!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 27 January 2020

We were very pleased to be able to book a table to come here with a view to sampling some Portuguese wines. We ordered hams, sausages and cheeses, and some cod in garlic, and the food was absolutely delicious. We had visions of sampling several...different wines to accompany the food, but this didn't really materialise. Although there is no doubt the host is passionate about wine, and has vast knowledge, we felt this was to the detriment of the tasting. We ordered a glass of wine each before we ordered the food, and then had about a half hour wait after finishing that wine before anyone came to see if we wanted anything further, so we were essentially sitting at the table without anything to eat of drink. GIven the in depth 'lecture' style approach when trying to order wine, we plumped for a bottle between us that we could enjoy without interuption. This was very nice (overpriced however, as charged at 40 euros and could be bought elsewhere for 16). It wasn't a bad evening, but frustrating as we wanted to try a range of wines, but the service didn't permit this.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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BA w, Owner at BA Wine Bar do Bairro Alto, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2020

Do you know what it takes to select wines, pour tastings (with evident loss), taxes, etc., to have wine bars like this? It does not seem so. Try to open your own. If you need help, please feel free to ask ;) Did you see...More

Reviewed 10 January 2020

Recommended to us by a relative. Booked online. Was only a short walk from our hotel. The experience, atmosphere, food and wine were all great. We had no real knowledge of Portuguese wine so were keen to be advised. We tasted several and settled on...glasses of 3 different reds and my husband finished with a port. We found the owner friendly and informative without being pushy or rushing us. He genuinely wants you to find a wine you enjoy. We had Tapas to accompany our wine, selection cheeses, hams and grilled sausages. All were delicious and explained by helpful and informative chef. Would recommend to anyone who wants to discover genuine Portuguese wines and all Tapas was Portuguese sourced. There is a wide range of cost for all pockets which is laid out clearly on the menu, many less than a glass of house red would cost in a restaurant. There is no pressure to increase your budget. Will definitely return if we are ever back in LisbonMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 3 January 2020

As other reviews have stated, this is an experience as opposed to a traditional dinner. It's all about the wine. I felt welcomed as a solo traveler and was asked what kinds of wine I like. I was then given two options for each wine...I ordered. There was a lot of personal attention from the owner and his wife and they were in no rush to have me leave. In fact, the owner told me to "drink slowly." The cheeses, meats and spreads were local and delicious. It was enough for dinner, but they don't have many cooked options on the menu. It was a great experience in Lisbon!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 29 December 2019 via mobile

The perfect place if to are interested in drinking portwine and Portugese wines. You can have a cheese platter or a platter with charcuteries that the staff will tweak to go with whatever wines you are in the mood for. They also have a sizeable...list of sardines. I recommend the place and its knowledgeable staff. They warn you when you get inside that service maybe slow and that they have no food. Nevertheless, people keep coming inside. It’s not for everyone, but definitely for a #winelover.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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mfeeks
4 January 2019|
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Response from BA w | Property representative |
Hello Meghan and Happy New Year! We're sorry, but there might be a chance of your having visited some other place, since BA Wine Bar do Bairro Alto never had live fado music. We hope that you find the place you're looking... More
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Hello Izzy, Thank you very much for choosing BA Wine Bar. Please be so kind as in taking your time reading the following about us: BA is a very small traditonal wine bar with artisanal portuguese tapas of cheese and/or... More
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You can’t book I don’t think but ok to snack and drink alone! Cosy place so you may make friends ...
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BA Wine Bar do Bairro Alto is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5