Don't Drive to Napa or Sonoma For Wine-Stay Local!
California is world-renowned for its wine country, so we know that many of you reading this are already planning your day-trip to Napa or Sonoma. But for those who want a taste of those vintage cabernets and exquisite pinot noirs but don't want the hassle of a long drive, we've assembled a list of the best wine bars that San Francisco has to offer. And even if you're just coming back from a wine tour in Sonoma or Napa, show off what you learned at these locations, where there's nothing as tantalizing as an informed conversation over a fine bottle of wine.
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The Hidden Vine was named one of "America's Best Wine Bars" by Travel and Leisure, March 2012.
Local Expert Tip: "A wine bar with one of the city's larger selections, over 180 different wines."
Yield and Pause Wine Bars specialize in eco-friendly wines.
Local Expert Tip: ""Trivia Tuesdays" is a popular event."
InnerFog is the hippest spot in the Inner Sunset neighborhood.
Local Expert Tip: "A recent remodel has added a tap system that includes red and white wines as well as microbrews."
- Type: Wine Bar
Nook is the best spot for people-watching in the Russian Hill neighborhood of San Francisco.
Local Expert Tip: "Sleepy coffee shop by day, romantic candle-lit wine bar by night."
Andalu is one of the premier food/wine pairing locales in San Francisco.
Local Expert Tip: "Follow the recommended food/wine pairings, like the Spring Pea and Ricotta Raviolis with the Kenwood Sonoma Sauvignon Blanc."
Amelie has the best selection of French wine of any San Francisco wine bar.
Local Expert Tip: "Amelie has a sister location in New York City."
Hotel Biron thoughtfully pairs art and wine like no other wine bar in the city.
Local Expert Tip: "Open until 2 am, which makes it a great late night spot."
- Type: Wine Bar
- Neighborhood: Marina District
Three committed wine lovers have made Nectar Wine Lounge a memorable experience.
Local Expert Tip: "Worthwhile Happy Hour, 5-7 on weekdays, with 30% select wines by the glass."
Legendary food/wine critic Michael Bauer called First Crush "a restaurant that offers a lot of style for not much money."
Local Expert Tip: "If the Alaskan halibut is on the menu, don't pass it up."
The Bubble Lounge is San Francisco's premier champagne and sparkling wine bar.
Local Expert Tip: "Upscale champagne bar with elegant details attracts downtown professionals."
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