13C Bar in the Back


Jordanian wine haven with snacks to match

13C Bar in the Back

On the Pass

Amjad Nabtiti

Pastry Chef

Adnan Isa

Who are the owners? A sommelier, a winemaker and a wine trader joined forces with a restaurateur to create 13C Bar in the Back, which offers a ‘highly interactive food and wine pairing experience’ to complement their wine shop and tasting room. They believe that wine is best enjoyed with good food and friends, so they created an environment that is welcoming, fun and conducive to wine tasting.

The concept: Inspired by the Mediterranean with hints of the Levant, the menu offers small izakaya-style plates. Standout dishes include grape molasses eggplant, blade steak with za’atar bearnaise and a fusion of panko falafel with katsu curry sauce. Want something specific with dinner? Head into the wine shop in the front and bring it back to enjoy your food. Alternatively, opt for some of the flights or pairings for a curated experience.

Parings and more: The menu was created with wines, spirits and cocktails in mind and allows diners to create and curate their own food and wine pairing experience. It is based on wine flavour profiles, with titles such as ‘Fresh and Crisp’ for salads, ‘Supple and Lively’ for heavier appetizers and ‘Bold and Meaty’ for meats. Each section includes a list of suggested wine pairings. It’s okay if you aren’t well-versed in wine knowledge, the team at 13C are ready to help you learn in a relaxed setting.

What’s the vibe? The decor is modern, clean and minimal. The outdoor patio is cosy and inviting; inside, blonde-wood accents and exposed beams surround an oval-shaped marble-topped bar that offers patrons more focused one-to-one service.