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A typical wine bar means a wide range of options of wines by the glass. Some wine bars are focused on a certain type of wines or origins, such as Italian Wines or Australian Chardonnay. While some wine bars are associated with a specific outlet of wine.
What does make a wine bar a good wine bar? Just plenty of wine options do not. It’s not just the food or wine they serve but what options they offer compared to other bars makes all the difference. The location and infrastructure of the bar is equally important, as well as the price.
The San Francisco is brimming with the bars, just a short distance from Napa Valley. Here are 2018's top wine bars in San Francisco you should definitely visit.
John Vuong who played a leading role in two most influential wine programs of San Francisco – Ame and Gary Danko, is at the heart of High Treason. The High Treason is situated between the Clement Street line-up of pan-Asian eateries and old Irish pubs. They offer all the customers a taste before selecting from a well-organized selection of wines by the glass. They also host live DJs.
San Francisco, CA
Drinkers at InnerFog will find the menu full of small production California wines. It is only a short distance from Golden Gate Park, so the nearby residents mix with other park-goers. This bar also has happy hour draw with $6 glasses of wine. The comfy infrastructure of the bar makes it the best choice for small groups. You can also join their wine club by paying small monthly membership fees to avail the benefits.
545 Irving St, San Francisco, CA
Tofino Wines is a retail wine merchant and bar in San Francisco. They have a very wide range of selection, more than 700 wines, focused on natural wines from small and family-run estates of California, France, Italy and Spain. Their two all-time favourites are Champagne and Sherry. They also have weekly tastings and other in-store events with small wineries and wine importers.
2696 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA
Parigo means Pairing. They have a huge menu for white and red wines, as well as beer. They create dishes to pair with their wines. Basically, every dish pairs with two different wines, both are either contrast or complement each other. They have created a list of delicious wines and their chef uses it to dream up the dishes. Their menus are truly unique, each dish paired with complementary and contrasting wines.
3232 Scott St
San Francisco, CA 94123
Scopo Divino has a purposeful meaning in its name – The divine purpose of wine. They have a huge collection of white, red, sparkling, rose, yellow and orange wines. They have a library of 1,000 bottles case of wine ready to be enjoyed at the bar or to be taken home. They also host private events like small parties or even big functions. You can enjoy best Italian dishes, weekly happy hours and live jazz at this bar.
2800 California St, San Francisco, CA