Galerie Am Karlsplatz
May 11, 2018
Well-located in the Karlstadt district of Dusseldorf, Galerie Am Karlsplatz is smart wine bar with an atmosphere that’s stylish and sophisticated, yet welcoming with it. Inside, the space is airy, contemporary and elegant with an abundance of blonde wood, the room split into two main areas: a cosy lounge bar and an adjoining room dominated by glass-fronted six-metre long walk-in wine humidor. There’s a vast list of wines to choose from, over 200 in all including 20 champagnes from all over Europe and beyond, all personally chosen by the bar’s owners and with many coming from small producers. Their passion for the wines comes through in the list and even the pickiest of wine buffs should be in their element here. The atmosphere is mellow and yet convivial, ideal for sitting savouring a glass or two. Food-wise, the menu is simple and classic, dishes that pair well with a glass of well-chosen wine. They serve an excellent steak tartare, which has become something of signature. The Galerie holds regular wine tasting events where guests get to sample and learn about a variety of wines and it attracts a pleasingly mixed crowd, all united by their love of the grape.