What You'll Get
The perfect food and wine pairing is like the fateful meeting of destined lovers, best celebrated with a tiny mock wedding presided over by a curmudgeonly pepper mill with a heart of gold. Combine cuisine and wine the way nature intended with today's deal. For $20, you get $40 worth of savory bites and worldly wines at The Vin Club in Nob Hill.
The wine lounge’s menu is filled with aperitive Italian fare and a rotating wine list that refuels the stomach tanks of undesignated drivers. After stepping through the rounded entryway, anxious feasters are seated at a candle-capped booth or table where they can mix and match an antipasti platter of specialty meats and cheeses ($9) before moving on to insalata with vine-ripened tomatoes ($6) or paninis piled to the stratosphere with fresh-baked breads, prosciutto, and red peppers ($8). Feed stemmed glasses a variety of wines such as the 2008 Bastianich sauvignon blanc ($9) or 2007 Olson Ogden pinot noir ($14). Beers ($5+) and cocktails ($8) are also available at the bar, which is bordered mid-air by a patrol of suspended orange lights and a dozen miniature wormholes leading to the Andromeda galaxy.
A lounge of comfy chairs and friendly potted plants provides a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy The Vin Club’s live jazz events. Repose in blissful nescience, peacefully unaware of the internal organ war unfolding as your jealous kidneys and spiteful liver leer at your gloating, pleasantly satisfied stomach. This Groupon is valid for dine-in only.
Urban Daddy recently mentioned The Vin Club, saying:
- You'll be hard-pressed to think of one single wine bar on this stretch of Broadway, which is why Vin—taking over what was formerly Broadway Joe's and a historic speakeasy way before that—is something you'll want to keep on your pinot-calibrated radar. – Urban Daddy
Yelpers give The Vin Club an almost-perfect 4.5 stars:
- The ambiance is ideal if you are looking for a place to enjoy a nice bottle of wine and catching up with your friends. – Charles C.
- We ordered a caprese salad which was a great pairing to any of the wines we tried, and the super-friendly and knowledgable [sic] owners brought over a gratis ramekin of almonds. – Jaimie M.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 20, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit one per table. Must use in one visit. Dine-in only. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About The Vin Club Wine Lounge
Established in 2009, The Vin Club—which grew out of proprietor Dario Zucconi’s background in producing handcrafted wines—pairs a rotating roster of more than 20 globetrotting vinos with a European-style café and upscale supper club. Once home to such bygone speakeasies as the Blue Moon Café, the contemporary lounge now features 12-foot ceilings and hand-blown pendant lights that glint off a wooden bar custom-built from wine-box tops and the finest chunks of the Trojan horse. Plumbing small artisan vineyards from California to Italy, The Vin’s experts handpick wines from terroir-focused producers to ensure high-quality glassfuls. Handmade salami headlines charcuterie plates at The Vin’s café, where artisanal cheeses and oven-baked eats accompany platters laden with homemade desserts. Echoing croons from Bay Area jazz musicians bounce off the dining room’s spread of local artwork during Friday-night supper clubs, where patrons can indulge in elegant cuisine while raising glasses to the toe-tapping spirit of Louis Armstrong.