Wine Bars in Pacific Heights


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  • Wine Jar
    Wine Jar: A User’s Guide Globetrotting Wine List | Artisanal Snacks | Intimate Neighborhood Bar | Specialty Beers Sample Menu Wine: C Nagy 2010 Pinot Noir Snack: Spanish manchego cheese made with sheep’s milk Beer: Hop Ottin' IPA Dessert wine: Salt of the Earth 2010 ‘Flore de Moscato’ Vibe: elegant, yet unpretentious. Dim lighting softly illuminates the full bar, and framed black-and-white art add subtle panache to the walls. When to Go: Tuesday night for wine tastings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Where to Sit: one of the comfy couches that speckle the laidback space. If you and your party are looking for a bit of privacy, however, request the long, bench-lined nook that can be set apart from the main room by curtains. Inside Tip If you plan on bringing a date, which many Yelp! reviewers suggest, be sure to stop by on Wednesday from 4–7 p.m. That’s when Wine Jar holds its weekly “Date Night” special, giving out free cheese plates with the purchase of a bottle. While You’re in the Neighborhood Before: Catch up on buzz-worthy indie flicks by catching a matinee at the Sundance Kabuki Cinema (1881 Post Street) After: Put that wine-induced euphoria to use by grooving to one of the live blues, funk, or soul acts at Boom Boom Room (1601 Fillmore Street), a cocktail lounge and venue modeled after the old-fashioned juke joints of yore.
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    1870 Fillmore St
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Ottimista Enoteca'cafe
    Ottimista Enoteca'cafe is the perfect place to grab a low-key breakfast. The menu doesn't include any low-fat items, so set aside some extra calories for your visit. Anyone can unwind in the bar bar, where televisions cater to the sports enthusiast and fine wines beckon the grape fanatic. Tots and tykes will be right at home at Ottimista Enoteca'cafe with its kid-approved food and ambience. Sized just right for big groups, the private room at Ottimista Enoteca'cafe would be an ideal pick for your next birthday party or family gathering. Complimentary wifi is available as well. During the summer months, don't miss out on Ottimista Enoteca'cafe's outdoor patio seating. Crowds tend to pack the place on weekends, so call ahead to reserve a table. Ottimista Enoteca'cafe's dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level. Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead. Catering is also available if you'd like serve Ottimista Enoteca'cafe's tasty dishes at your next party. Drivers can park on the street or a nearby lot near Ottimista Enoteca'cafe. Your tab at Ottimista Enoteca'cafe will generally run you about $30 per person. All major credit cards are accepted, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. The dinner menu is a crowd pleaser at the bar, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
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    1838 Union St
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Food Trattoria
    Food Inc. Trattoria seeks its inspiration from near and far. Beginning with as many locally sourced ingredients as possible, the eatery's chefs prepare seasonally rotating selections of pan-Mediterranean bistro cuisine. Menu Buzzwords Organic: A toasted baguette cradles organic mixed greens, spicy lamb sausage, and roasted-pepper aioli. Seasonal: Whenever they are available, fresh figs appear in a salad of mixed greens with sweet Italian gorgonzola and walnuts. Vegan: Creamy hummus and avocado, crisp cucumbers, asparagus, and tomato are sandwiched between slices of seeded whole-wheat bread, creating a vegan-friendly dish. Homemade: Chefs hand make each piece of ricotta gnocchi before cooking the dumplings and adding prosciutto, peas, and cream sauce. The Wine Cellar Rather than stick with just the basics, Food Inc. Trattoria's wine buyer hopes to introduce diners to lesser known varietals and winemaking regions. Greek moschofilero, French picpoul de pinet, and a ros? of Californian carignan represent a few choices from the everchanging list. The staff eagerly recommends bottles to share with a group of friends or newly discovered spirit animals.
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    2800 California St
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Nectar Wine Lounge
    For the freshest Californian fare, head over to San Francisco's Nectar Wine Lounge. For conscientious eaters, Nectar Wine Lounge has plenty fresh and healthy items on the menu. For those searching for something other than a beer or cocktail, be sure to scan the wine list. The bar also provides TVs in the bar area, so you can stay entertained with your drink of choice. Ideal for birthday parties or other large get-togethers, Nectar Wine Lounge has all the room you'll need to be comfortable. Sit outside at Nectar Wine Lounge and soak up the sun on those nice summer days. Stay connected at no cost thanks to Nectar Wine Lounge's wifi. Weekend visitors to the bar are well advised to take advantage of the reservation system — crowds tend to pack the place on Fridays and Saturdays. Show up in sneakers or a suit at Nectar Wine Lounge, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance. Guests of Nectar Wine Lounge's Steiner St location can park their vehicles on the street. Nectar Wine Lounge is a mid-priced establishment, with the average meal costing under $30.
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    3330 Steiner St
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Fat Angel
    Fat Angel Long relegated to the bottle and glass, wine finds a new home at Fat Angel: the tap. Fat Angel has six wines on draft at all times, allowing guests to select pours not only by the standard glass or bottle, but also by the half-bottle. And that’s just wine; Fat Angel is also a beer-lover’s heaven, where more than 150 beers by the bottle, pint, and smaller pour suit every type of taste bud. There’s sour smoked wheat ale from Germany, dark Double Chocolate English Stout by Wells & Young’s, and crisp Rising Sun Baird Brewing Co.’s Pale Ale from Japan. And one can’t forget to mention the signature cocktails that headline the drink menu, including a chic and classic champagne cocktail with house-made bitters. The San Francisco Chronicle can’t seem to pick a favorite aspect of Fat Angel. From its handy location—near Yoshi’s, the Fillmore, and Sundance Kabuki Cinema—to its whimsical décor, which includes organ pipes above the bar and a lavish chandelier. Then, of course, there are the killer small plates perfect for soaking up all those libations. Salty fried capers put everyday bar peanuts to shame, and crusty loaves of sourdough or French bread may be elegantly dressed with cheese and meat plates or a selection of butters in flavors such as maple bacon and garlic chili. Larger plates including a chicken pot pie help appease heartier appetites, while Irish cheddar-topped sliders arrive three to a plate, making them ideal for sharing or juggling between rounds.
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    1740 Ofarrell St
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Bin 38
    Five Things to Know About Bin 38 Bin 38 fuses an impressive selection of wine and beer with a spread of small plates, entrees, and shareable snacks made from local and seasonal ingredients. This Marina District hangout has become a popular destination for groups of friends and dates—read on to learn more. There are more than 50 wines available by the glass. The handpicked roster focuses on small-production wines from both new- and old-world sources. Alternatively, nearly 40 exotic craft beers provide equally tasty pairings for the food. Outside is the place to be. Bin 38 features two outdoor seating areas, including a tented back patio that's heated by a fire pit so guests don't have to line their clothes with hay to keep warm. You can snack or feast. Small plates, such as truffle popcorn and charcuterie plates, anchor the menu. If you’re hungry, though, you can also fill up on entrees such as slow-roasted short rib or confit duck ravioli. Brunch is a big hit. It happens on weekends and features a classic rock theme, with beermosas and wine cocktails sporting the names of chart-topping tunes. The name has a meaning. The 38 represents the latitude of San Francisco, while "Bin" refers to the wine-industry term for the piece of land from which grapes are harvested and stored.
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    3232 Scott St
    San Francisco, CA US
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