The Three Faces of The Royale
Walking in to The Royale can sometimes feel more like a museum or an artist’s studio than a bar. The walls boast the rotating masterpieces of local artists, which can include everything from graphic design to oil paintings. Rustic wood accents and simple decor keep the place from feeling too stuffy, though, and the mezzanine level keeps the airy, bohemian feel intact.
The drinks at The Royale are the last word in craft cocktails. Or really, just one of them is: their signature Last Word cocktail. Adapted from a classic Prohibition era recipe, green chartreuse and maraschino liqueur combine to create a bright, floral concoction. It’s not all liquor, though. Their rotating selection of craft beers includes many local picks such as Anchor Steam Pale Ale and the hard-to-find-on-tap Inception by Triple Voodoo.
Want to laugh at the strange things in a standup comedian’s head? Can’t wait to get down to some DJed hip-hop? Excited to see if you can still spell vocabulary words? You’re in luck with all of these scenarios thanks to the eclectic calendar, which brims with standup comedy, DJs, jazz trios, and even spelling bees.
We are a casual-upscale fine dining restaurant in the heart of Union Square San Francisco. Our philosophy is simple: to offer hand-crafted, quality food with fresh, local ingredients complemented with a premium, boutique all-California wine list – all served affordably with professional service in a charming, lively environment.
In Focus: Thai Thai Restaurant
Specialties: Thai noodles, barbecue, and curries
Popular menu item: pan-fried pad see ew noodles with a choice of meat
Number of vegetarian entrees: 10
Libations: hot and cold sake and a handful of domestic and imported beers
Nonalcoholic specialty: Thai iced tea; servers shape the straw’s wrapper into a rose
What might be showing on TV: anything from sports to political debates
Relax with a glass of wine and a good conversation at Bar in Downtown.
Bar is fully loaded with TVs and fully stocked with wine.
With meters and potential tickets, you'll thank us for our onsite parking!
You can eat for next to nothing at Bar, where a typical meal will cost you less than $15.
For a relaxing glass of wine, be sure to stop by Bar.
When you have a hunger craving, head over to Bar and treat yourself to an American classic.
Four Things to Know About Press Club
Press Club’s sleek decor and extensive wine list have won it acclaim from coast to coast—Zagat praises the “stylish” setting, while The New York Times says it “summarizes the best of San Francisco’s wine scene.” Read on to learn more about this Bay Area hot spot.
It’s serious about wine. Along with its carefully curated list of Californian wines, Press Club features bottles from a different artisan vintner each month.
You don’t have to be a wine expert to stop by. The knowledgeable staff can help you navigate the menu and offer pairing recommendations.
There’s food, too. The bar serves upscale snacks and plates, such as rabbit and pork sausage corn dogs and cinnamon sugar churros, made with local ingredients.
It’s sophisticated. The underground lounge features illuminated mosaics of wine bottles on the walls, rich wood paneling, and geometric chandeliers—think “wine cellar,” then think “really nice fixtures”.
There are three keys to The Pour House Wine Bar's cozy lounge atmosphere—aside from the dog-friendly policy, that is. Read on to learn more about each one:
It's easy to be overwhelmed by the shelves of wine bottles behind the bar, which only feature some of the reds. Fortunately, there are wine flight options that allow guests to sample a curated selection of the lounge's more than 25 varieties. The bar is also home to seven taps flowing with craft beer from around the world, plus a selection of bottled brews.
The Pour House Wine Bar hosts a variety of weekly music events. Acoustic Monday, for example, has featured pianist and vocalist Timothy Nelson and Los Pomelos, a local band that blends Latin, jazz, and reggae styles. Similarly, Winedown Wednesday has offered performances from Leland Vandermeulen of the band They Went Ghost, and Thirsty Thursday has seen the likes of alternative and soul performer Justin Brown.
The Pour House Wine Bar sits in the middle of one of the city's best nightlife areas, which is flush with watering holes, cafes, and restaurants. In fact, The Pour House Wine Bar can even pair wines with meals delivered from one of the neighboring eateries. Of course, the lounge also has its own small selection of in-house hors d’oeuvres ripe for the pairing, too.