? Time for a wine (or two!)
Autumm is here and we all look for what to do in the city, where to go for a drink, with the drop in temperature, and the new “curfew” from 23.00 to 06.00 in Mallorca. We want to be able to go out, without worrying, and visit and choose places that allow us to enjoy and disconnect. As always with a balance of quality (in all senses) and price.
For those few upcoming afterwork drinks, those who wish to end their day in a unique location, eat in the fashionable square but with a chef’s menu at an affordable price, or leave the city and immerse themselves in the silence of the streets of an idyllic Mallorcan town, this is your article.
Recommendations for a good Autumn plan in Palma and surroundings. Where to drink good wine in the centre of Palma.
✅ Hidden Recommendations
In Travel Hidden Places we like to enjoy authentic places, with our own stamp and where the quality of the service and the product are the protagonists. We will always recommend you things that we like and that we know. That is why we have decided to share with you our list of favourite bars in Palma, where you can go for a wine (or two) and for those less lazy, ¨where to have a glass of wine at Mallorca¨.
1.- La Sang Bar
✅ Recently, we have celebrated the first anniversary of Bar La Sang, which has become a place of worship and meeting for lovers of good wine, with special emphasis on natural and organic wines in the heart of Palma.
In the heart of Palma, just a few metres from the famous Paseo de Las Ramblas, is this small space.
In a Snapshot
A bar decorated with wood, in a simple, authentic way, trendy. They are identified by the red neon installation that does not go unnoticed and a lamp -characterised by being made from wine bottles that have been the protagonists of great evenings and nights in the venue-. Exclusive bottles, limited editions or bottles consumed with the wine producers themselves. Some of the best natural wines that can be found in Mallorca.
La Sang Bar is the epicentre of social life and everything to do with natural and organic wines in Mallorca: if you want to taste some special wines, international biodynamic wines, spanish organic wines and of course mallorcan natural wines, this is your place.
Every week they offer a varied selection of wines that you can try by the glass and of course you can always choose from the huge variety of their wine catalogue, on site. They have an extensive range of wines on display, on the shelves of the premises. Wines to be consumed in the bar itself, or to natural wine to buy and take home.
You may or may not be a fan of wine, but if you want to live a gastronomic experience in a unique place, Bar La Sang, is your place. Lukas will advise you on what wine to drink, and Eritrea will prepare some delicious tapas for you.
➕ Wine and more
Bar La Sang has also added small dishes to its menu, so that you can enjoy them while drinking wine in their place. A reduced menu that changes, but always maintaining an excellent quality, relying on the best local suppliers for the ingredients. Pa amb Oli, stracciatella toast with sobrassada, are just some of the dishes you can find in this restaurant.
It should be noted that, since the lockdown, Bar La Sang through Lundgren Wines also have home service. And periodically they have offers in very interesting packs to buy and taste natural wines and organic Spanish, international and also local wines from Mallorca at a good price.
2.- La Juanita, Cuina fresca
In the famous and busy Plaza de Flassaders in the famous and trendy neighbourhood of Sa Gerreria, you will find this place where the protagonists are, the daily Majorcan cuisine with a touch of vanguard and the natural and ecological wines of Majorca, and not only!
A place highly recommended for the friendliness of its staff and, with a bonus, its excellent quality-price balance in the centre of Palma.
In a Snapshot
Its Chef, Andreu, selects daily in the market, the ingredients with which to cook their dishes and daily tapas, which allows him to always give the best quality in each of their dishes.
And this is exactly the differential value of this place that reminds us so much of the famous garage bars of Barcelona. If you go to La Juanita, you cannot go with a preconceived idea of what you are going to order. Its menu changes daily, depending on the market.
La Juanita & their wine menu
Their wine list changes weekly and they offer several wines by the glass so that you can try and discover new wines. If you don’t know what to drink, Giusi will recommend the right wine for each moment.
A place to go at midday or in the afternoon to enjoy after work with a glass of good wine and a “home-made” tapa.
In addition, on Saturdays at noon they have returned to offer a tasting menu where you can try excellent seasonal dishes with careful preparation and presentation, at an affordable price. A place worth visiting.
3.- La Viniloteca
With a double entrance between the famous Argenteria and Vidrieria streets in the centre of Palma, just a few metres between the Plaza Mayor and Plaça de Cort, you will find this very special bar.
It is the only bar in Palma with a shop where you can buy vinyl records, while enjoying a good glass of natural and/or organic wine. From the most popular wine, to the most extravagant and strange wine you have ever tasted. At La Viniloteca there is room for everyone, without exception. If you are a wine and music lover, it is your temple.
They have a menu that varies weekly with several recommendations in red wine, white wine, rosé wine, ancestral and sparkling wines. An option that, little by little, allows you to get to know the different options of trendy wines that are leading the current market.
A selection of the best natural Majorcan, Spanish and international wines. You can buy the wine and take it home, or taste it in the bar, the price is adjusted in each case, having the plus of the corkage in shop, a rich accompaniment of snacks to accompany and the best background music.
➕ The place
Retro vintage decoration with white tones that illuminate the atmosphere, with details that pamper and personalize every corner of this space, giving it a stamp with its own identity. Vinilotheque, there is only one.
Their great collector’s item, worthy of mention in this article, is their jukebox which they have inside the premises. One of those mythical jukeboxes, and even more important, in full operation.
A delight for music lovers, who even today, with a coin (which they provide on site, since it does not work with Euros), can choose what music to play, also without interruptions like Spotify, but with a touch of authenticity, of which few can claim.
It has a small interior room on the ground floor, with two tables and an area with vintage armchairs for those days when you want to have a drink and go unnoticed.
? Tasting Sundays
One Saturday or Sunday a month, the vinilotheque organises a tasting of natural and organic wines, at an affordable price. Learn from the nuances that the fruit itself and the land have managed to achieve. An activity to awake the senses.
4.- Bodega Ca’n Rigo
As with people, there are places where you have a feeling and the spark jumps out from the first moment you see each other. That happened to us the first time we entered this “hidden gem” in the centre of Palma, called Bodega Ca’n Rigo. Find out more about this authentic place in our article here
A magical place located in the famous Calle Sant Feliu in the centre of Palma. One of those magical streets full of life, with a retro vintage air that gathers the historical heritage of the Balearic Islands and which features the best of the 21st century. Just a few metres from the famous Passeig d’Es Born and La Lonja, it is a transit point to the city’s most famous contemporary art galleries and the most sought-after decoration and fashion stores.
Bodega Ca’n Rigo is a timeless place, it has all the decoration details that nowadays new stores choose to give character to their premises, with the difference that Bodega Ca’n Rigo has it from the beginning. It has a long history and decades behind it. And that can be seen in the space. It has its own character.
Wine for everyone
Although our previous recommendations have mentioned bars with a 98% natural wine product, the differential value of Bodega Ca’n Rigo, is that there is room for all kinds of palates, without distinction.
A bar with a wide range of national, local and international wines. A place that, like wine, allows all kinds of nuances, and allows you to find from the most popular wine, the most traditional, the innovative Rioja, the innovative Ribera, the natural Majorcan wine with more history, ending with the most gambling and natural on the market.
In a Snapshot
As we said in our article, one of the magic of this place is Jaime, its owner. He is passionate about his work and the product he sells, which is why he knows how to find the right wine for every occasion, and even more importantly, for every person.
If what you have on your menu is not among what you are looking for or waiting for that day, have the patience and search carefully among his own cellar until you find that bottle that, is made for you.
Each week offers different wines by the glass at a good price, and you can always find super interesting news to discover.
As it could not be otherwise, and for us it is a plus, it makes delicious tapas. Those we all talk about, but which are hard to find: Bar tapas, the usual ones, only in this case, they are made with fashionable ingredients, all of them made with first quality products.
If you want to enjoy an authentic wine cellar, like the ones before, without artifice. This is your place. If I were a foreigner and visited Palma for the first time, I would undoubtedly love to be able to go to a bar as authentic as this one. The warmth of its staff -the owners Jaime and Patricia-, the perfect location, the authenticity of the space and the rounded quality/price balance, make this bar worth visiting.