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“Good wine bar with cold meats, cheeses and sausages”

BA Wine Bar do Bairro Alto
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Ranked #8 of 4,349 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $118
Cuisines: Wine Bar
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
Description: More than 150 wines by the glass. Port wine flights. One of the best selections of portuguese cheeses, and charcuterie, combined in mixed boards. Handmade canned fish delights. Rare and old Port and Madeira wines collection, also by the glass. Please note: this is a small and informal traditional wine bar with tapas of cheese and charcuterie that does NOT have any cooked meals; opens around 6pm and starts closing at 11pm, therefore the options breakfast/brunch and late night do not apply; closes on Mondays. Thank you.
Reviewed August 27, 2014

We spent an enjoyable evening in this small wine bar which has an excellent choice of Portuguese wines by the glass or bottle. The very friendly staff helped us with our wine choices and made sure that we were well looked after. We had a delicious plate of cold meats and cheeses and some excellent hot sausages to accompany our wine.

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Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

We were tonight, first of all someone put wrong location of bar on trip advisor do we almost didnt find it. Forget "navigate me" function.
The bar is small (6 tables). The vines, food and staff were good. But at the end of dinner, we got not regular bill, only with numbers and corected by hand. Every item raised: chesse and ham went from 25 euros on price list to 28 euros, glass of vine was 5 euros on price list, but on bill was 8!!! So we are cheated for about 10 euros!!! We are very dissapointed with this way of working this bar. Shame yourself!!

11  Thank antonmostrar
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BAwinebar, Owner at BA Wine Bar do Bairro Alto, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2014

BA is indeed a very small place and we know exactly who was here last night, table by table.

About the location: some say wrong, but other devices show right. The "someone" is not us. Anyway, in such a short street, with the door number on the internet, it shouldn't be a problem, should it? Still, this issue was already reported to TripAdvisor.

What's really shameful is your slanderous defamatory review that constitutes a criminal offense unless you show the bill we gave you to prove otherwise, because we have ours - not just with numbers and hand corrections like you claim - and it clearly says tábua mista 24€ (mixed board of cheese and ham), minho espumante 6€, bairrada espumante 5€ (sparkling wines), água 1,5€ (water), all these just like you pointed out on the menu; total 36,5€.

Anyway, this is our side of the story for everyone to read until and/or if TripAdvisor pays us justice by removing your lies.

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Reviewed August 18, 2014

We booked a table for 10 and the team at BA Wine Bar couldn't have been more accommodating.

We pre-ordered food (an incredibly tasty tapas selection) and the team then carefully matched the wine throughout the evening, taking into account over 10 peoples' personal preferences - no easy feat!

So a huge thank you to the team and I honestly can't recommend it enough. It's small with an amazing hand-picked wine selection, and is good value for the quality you're getting.


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1  Thank Amy C
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Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Extremely impressive wine collection. A very good place to kill hours together friends with a helpful staff with an excellent knowledge of Portuguese wine. Book in advance as the BA has few tables.

2  Thank City-Joern
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Reviewed August 12, 2014

Thank you to the owners of this wonderful restaurant for having welcomed us so warmly!

The premises are small but welcoming and you feel directly at home, thanks to the kindness of the owners (and like all Portuguese people in general!). This restaurant is located in a small street of the most living nightlife area of Lisbon which is also worth exploring! If you do not pay attention, you could even just pass the bar without noticing you are already too far!

We spent a wonderful evening there, discovering amazing Portuguese wines, delicious meals presented like "tapas" (cured meats, cheeses, olives, sardines, olive oils, tuna,...with mixed condiments and seasonings) and even better Port wines to bring the evening to a wonderful close!

Worth highlighting:
1. the expertise and specialist competences of the house chief/waiters with regard to Portuguese wines/gastronomy... we had not expected such a level of details!
2. the outstanding quality-price ratio!!!

We would advise you to certainly book your table on beforehand because there are only a few tables available and it might become very famous since its reputation is growing fast!
You are going to be amazed during your next visit and we will certainly go back during our next stay in Lisbon.

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1  Thank Natti2607
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