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The wine scene in Guadalajara is amazing! From just a couple of wine bar options a few years ago, today you find several places each one with its own concept and identity. And overall, great wines!
We took upon ourselves the task of drinking our way through Guadalajara to tell you from first-hand experience our favorite places to drink wine there!
Scroll down to the bottom of the list to download a Google Map with all the spots in this article.
Shelter (Wine bar in Colonia Country Club)
Shelter Wine Bar is a highly unconventional place, and we just loved it!
The owners like to think of it as an experimental space to just enjoy great food and fantastic wines. In fact, one of the partners imports German and Austrian wines. Hint hint – their Riesling wines selection is to die for!
They also organize unique events such as “7 Rieslings and 7 moles” night that are worth a trip to Guadalajara for.
Turbio (Wine Bar in Colonia Americana)
Turbio is cool and trendy as it gets. This is a place to see and be seen in GDL!
It’s a wine bar with a retro aesthetic inspired by old-school American diners, which also inspires the tasty comfort food offered on their menu.
The wine list is mostly natural wines, and most wines tend to go on the funky side.
It gets very loud after 9pm, so go when you’re in the mood to party.
El Corcho (Wine Bar in Colonia Americana)
Just a couple of blocks from Turbio in Colonia Americana, El Corcho established a reputation for consistently offering great food and a well-thought-out wine list.
On the food menu, the pizzas and charcuterie boards are great for sharing. El Corcho Wine Bar is the perfect place to hang with friends, in an assuming and relaxed atmosphere.
Monodon (Wine Bar in Colonia Americana)
Monodon is a bit hidden within the Colonia Americana, but definitely worth a visit.
Small tapas menu and a rotating wine selection with a focus on minimal intervention, and well-done wines from around the world. They don’t have a printed-out menu – just step to the back area to see the labels or ask the waiter for recommendations.
Rayuela Bodega de Vino y Tapas (Wine Bar in Colonia Moderna)
Rayuela Bodega de Vino y Tapas is one of our favorite wine bars in all of Mexico! It offers an extensive wine list (over 200 options the last time we went), tasteful decor, and live music several nights a week.
We were especially impressed by their options of Italian wines – some very interesting, native grapes from southern Italy and also great prices for classics such as Barolo and Brunello di Montalcino.
Rayuela It’s a great option for special dinners and private events (birthdays, anniversaries, etc) as they have a large table in a separate area of the restaurant that allows for a more intimate atmosphere.
La Mantequería (Wine Bar in Puerta de Hierro)
photo credit: Star Wine List.
La Mantequería was inspired by the Madrid mantequería concept – a deli / wine shop where you can buy gourmet goodies to go or enjoy tapas and wine right there.
They have a strong focus on Mexican produce (wine and food). According to the owners, at least 70% of all their products are sourced locally in Mexico.
Are You Excited to Discover New Wines?
Our line-up of the best wine bars in Guadalajara ends here (for now), but we’ll continue updating the list as we find new hidden gems.
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