There are many things you can do to de-stress after a long day at work. You can catch a movie in the cinema, hang out in a cafe or unwind at a bar with a couple of drinks. And if you love wine, here are the recommended Top 10 Wine Bars in Johor Bahru worth checking out.
1) Bottle & Glass
This upscale watering hole offers the best of both worlds: new-age cocktail and wine bar under one roof. On top of serving a wide range of wines and liquor, you will find scrumptious bar snacks like “Nachos Mucho”, “Truffle Fries” and “Homemade Pork Meat Ball”. Bottle & Glass is also spacious enough to accommodate a large crowd, making it an ideal venue regardless of birthday parties or corporate events. You can even choose to relax in an open courtyard or chill out in a cosy indoor space. Also, look out for their special daily promotions such as 20% off on every whiskey bottle on Monday’s Liquor Day and 10% off on the total bill on Gentleman Night every Thursday.
2) JJ Wine & Tapas Bar
Blessed with an elegant interior and cosy ambience, it certainly feels like home at JJ Wine & Tapas Bar. Wine lovers can look forward to an extensive range of choices including fine wines, red wines and white wines. They also serve plenty of mouthwatering dishes like Australian Wagyu Beef and Char Grilled New Zealand Lamb Cutlets that goes well with some of the wines available. Apart from dine-in experience, you can also purchase their wine or other beer/liquor bottles. Visit them at 58, Jalan Pingai at Taman Pelangi or call 07-331 5461 if you have any general enquiries.
3) R Bar
Located at Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel, R Bar offers everything from fine selections of wines to refreshing cocktails and ice-cold beer — all served in a posh interior, making this a perfect hangout with friends and colleagues. If that’s not enough, they also offer an eclectic choice of menus such as burgers, seafood dishes and bar snacks that pair well with your favourite wine, beer or liquor. Call 07-381 3322 to make reservations (they also accept walk-in customers).
4) La Primeur Molek
Wines, beers, cocktails, liquors… you name it, La Primeur Molek has them all to tickle your fancy. There is also good food available to fill in your tummy, offering fusion varieties from snacks to main dishes. Find out more about them on Facebook or visit their bar at 68, Jalan Molek 1/28 at Taman Molek.
5) Jiang Jun by Bottle & Glass
Previously located at 1A Jalan Kuning in Taman Pelangi, Jiang Jun by Bottle & Glass has recently relocated to The Vibe at Jalan Ibrahim Sultan in Stulang Laut. Unlike the Western-oriented Bottle & Glass, Jiang Jun is leaning more to the old-fashioned Oriental concept that comes complete with red lanterns and Chinese lattice windows. Not to forget is their eclectic selection of wines, whisky and brandy catered to both casual drinkers and serious serious connoisseurs.
6) Fat Cork Wine Bar
With over 150 different types of wines to choose from, this is no doubt a chill-out haven for every wine connoisseur. Their food menu is just as aplenty, covering from appetisers to main courses and desserts. Some of the unique specialties include “Bacon Luncheon Meat Spaghetti” and “Iberico Char Siew”. Look out for their promotion on the Facebook page or visit Fat Cork Wine Bar at 21, Jalan Kuning 2 in Taman Pelangi.
7) Vigneto Wine House
True to the name of their wine bar (the word “vigneto” is actually an Italian term for “vineyard”), Vigneto Wine House offers a large selection of premium wines as well as cocktails and beers. But they are largely known for their wide range of imported red wines from different countries. Earlier this year in late January, Vigneto Wine House has announced its new opening a.k.a. Vigneto 2.0 tentatively on March or April 2019. Follow their Facebook page for more updates or call 07-562 4488 if you have other general enquiries.
8) Chez Papa French Bistro
Established in 1999, Chez Papa French Bistro prides itself in serving good food at a reasonable price. Among their signature dishes include Lamb Loin Cutlets, French Onion Soup and Ribeye Steak with Red Wine Sauce. Speaking of red wine, they serve various wine selections as well as imported beers and cocktails at the bar counter. The place also features a cosy European-style decor that gives you a warm feeling while chilling out with a couple of drinks.
9) Whisky House Johor Bahru
Whisky House may have known for their large selection of whiskeys. But their range of wine along with beers and cocktails, is no slouch either, offering different varieties for those who are not into whiskeys. Not to be left out is their bite-sized bar snacks as well as main courses such as Duck Confit and Baby Lamb Rack & Chorizo Sausage with Pesto Sauce. There is also a live acoustic band and jazz music that helps elevate the chillout mood as you enjoy your favourite drink and food. You can call 012-671 8696 or 015-4876 6666 to make a reservation.
10) Wall Street Cocktail Bar
Words like “hypertension”, “stress” and “pressure-cooker situation” are often best described for the iconic Wall Street in Lower Manhattan. But visiting JB’s Wall Street Cocktail Bar is a polar opposite altogether. It was more of a sanctuary for relaxing and chilling with your favourite beer, liquor, cocktail and wine. Visit their bar at 8, Jalan Austin Perdana 3/10 in Taman Austin Perdana or call 012-612 7628 if you have any general enquiries.
That’s not all! More Top 10s in Malaysia are waiting to be discovered!
The compilation of this list was made from accumulation of Public Votes at TallyPress.com.