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Where should I get a drink before Ad Hoc?

jgb Sep 18, 2008 09:28 AM

I'm eating at Ad Hoc in a few weeks would love some suggestions as to where to get a drink before a 7:15 reservation. It doesn't necessarily be in Yountville but somewhere that's not too far a drive. Thanks in advance for your help!

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    Michelle Grinnell Sep 18, 2008 04:40 PM

    I would also suggest REDD. You might also try Bouchon. The bar is not very large but if the weather is nice there are tables outside where you can enjoy some cocktails (and some oysters if you would like). Pacific Blues is great for beer but is is very casual spot.

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    1. re: Michelle Grinnell
      jgb Sep 18, 2008 05:49 PM

      These are great suggestions. Thanks!

      1. re: Michelle Grinnell
        maria lorraine Sep 18, 2008 06:09 PM

        I love the bar at Bouchon. And the alcohol/spirits selection is great.
        Bistro Jeanty has an OK bar.

        But what may be the most fun: Head west under the Washington Street overpass (the equivalent of about 2 blocks), and take an immediate right into the driveway of Domaine Chandon. Lovely setting to drink some very fine bubbly. I'd get a split of the Etoile, or sample the fine (and unusual) red
        wine called Pinot Meunier. But I'm a wine head, and you may need something stiffer.

      2. Cindy Sep 18, 2008 01:22 PM

        Just next door to Ad Hoc is Redd - very noisy and convivial bar, from what I've seen.

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          dcrockett Sep 18, 2008 12:45 PM

          If you want beer, Pacific Blues at the market place down a block. Hurley's has a nice bar for cocktails. Makes a good bloody mary. Wine bar at Napa Style in the market also.

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