Vinothec Compass is guiding guests to tipples from unusual sources and its strategy is paying off.
Crowds of Canary Wharf workers can be found flocking to Greenwich Peninsula to pop corks on anything from a Bulgarian Pinot Noir to a Chardonnay sourced in Istria.
The light, airy bar boasts a 500- bottle Wine Wall bursting with products from lesser known regions and producers.
Our top pick is a surprisingly refreshing, zingy rose Meknès Volubilia Gris from Morocco (£6.50 per glass).
It is smooth, slightly dry and something to swig while the sun sets on the landscape of the adjoining driving range.
And the pink drink expertly enhances the creamy flavours of a generous platter of Neal’s Yard cheese (£9).
Rose from the Wine Wall paired with cheese makes for the perfect girls’ night in North Greenwich , right?
Not necessarily, says bar co-founder Keith Lyon. He’s convinced there is beauty to be found behind the bar, too.
And he says an increasing number of women were choosing beers, served up in flutes, on Friday nights.
So he’s made sure the Vinothec Compass arrow also points to a huge selection of bottled craft beers.
The staple Meantime IPA sits alongside German offerings Hacker Pschorr Gold and Schlenkerla Marzen Rauchbier. There’s even a gluten-free option – Daura.
But our must-drink is a light, silky smooth Saison Dupond (£4.60).
Coming in at 6.5% its heavy on the alcohol but remains fresh and crisp.
A hummus and crudite platter (£7.95) works well if you’re sharing with friends, or plump for the pan-fried baby chili squid (£6) for a slightly fiery bite.
Either way, all signs point to this drinking gem, just a few minutes walk from The O2.
Vinothec Compass, Peninsula Golf Range, Tunnel Avenue, London, SE10 0QE, 020 8858 7448.