There has been a surge of the popularity of wine bars across Jamaica. Here are three suggestions for wine lovers who are looking for an evening of sampling fine vintages while exploring the city of Kingston.
29 Barbican Rd
This spot in the small Sovereign North plaza in the Barbican area of Kingston has a die-hard following. Recently expanded to be able to accommodate their growing crowd, the ever evolving menu would be reason enough to go. The real draw however is the wine that lines ever wall of this intimate drinking venue. Take a seat and place your palate in the hands of the Manager. Let them know your preferences and see what they suggest. It will be worth the surprise. Best of all, if you like what you’ve tasted, organize to buy a bottle or more to go.
Shop 10, Upper Manor Park Plaza
With tasteful, modern decor from ceiling to floor, this wine bar caters to a dining crowd as well. Offering a range of culinary choices as well as cocktails and stronger drinks, it’s a good choice for lovers of a good wine who want to hang out with friends whose tastes may be more varied. There is comfortable seating downstairs and a lounge area upstairs with the option to just hang out at the bar if you don’t wish to eat.
8A Hillcrest Avenue
Oak Wine Bar & Cocktail Lounge recently opened its doors at 8 Hillcrest Ave, Kingston 6 in a small complex with a couple of restaurants. With over 60 wines from all the major wine-producing countries, made from all the major grape varietals, Oak has something for everyone who enjoys fine wines. Oak also offers an extensive cocktail list and a menu of accompanying snacks.