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Need Cool Wine Bar Atmosphere Near Moscone

fulloflife Oct 24, 2008 08:50 PM

Opposite post from cool dive bar. Have client and need to do the "drink" thing. Woud prefer not to get killed at the hotel bar with pricing. Not so much into the yuppie thing, but something along those lines. Cab ride ok

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    ML8000 Oct 25, 2008 12:49 AM

    Try Cav or Two

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      trespinero Oct 25, 2008 06:56 PM

      I prefer Hotel Biron in the alley behind Zuni, look for a sign with a B on it. No Hotel just wine and some app.s

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      1. re: trespinero
        Pei Oct 28, 2008 05:18 AM

        I love Hotel Biron too, but I don't know if I'd take a client there unless I knew him/her on a more social level. Maybe I'm a prude, but HB strikes me as the kind of place I'd get to know a date, not a client.

        Cav and TWO probably project a more professional vibe, especially if the OP wants "not too yuppie but along those lines..."

        Is Press Club open yet? That would be very close to Moscone Center.

      2. Chuckles the Clone Oct 25, 2008 10:57 PM

        It's been about 18 months since I've been into either, but the two places
        I'd take people for the "drink thing" near there were the bar at Shanghai 1930
        and the Cosmopolitan Lounge. They're decent midweek and weekends but
        don't even think about bothering on Thursday or especially Friday evening.
        It's yuppies up the wazoo then.

        Shanghai 1930 Restaurant
        133 Steuart Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

        Cosmopolitan Restaurant & Bar
        121 Spear St., San Francisco, CA 94105

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        1. re: Chuckles the Clone
          Jay H Oct 26, 2008 11:47 PM

          I would say most wine bars would be yuppie-ish. There are several places near the ballpark - District and South on Townsend and Bacar on Brannan. There's also a lounge area at Azie on Folsom, a block down from Moscone.

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            iwantmytwodollars Oct 30, 2008 12:09 AM

            I second these recs for business dinner. District is good on a weekday and has a lovely winebar (huge horseshoe) but the high tables around it can feel tight and crowded. Wouldn't order the mini pizzas. Atmosphere is creative businessy.

            South is Aussie/Kiwi, and more restaurantish than District. It's a sit down kind of place.

            I totally think Cav is great and apparently they just lowered the prices on food to $20 and under for all entrees, or so I hear.

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          michparent Oct 27, 2008 02:39 PM

          I would do Terroir. www.terroirsf.com

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          1. re: michparent
            Paul H Oct 27, 2008 02:53 PM

            Terrior is a great and fun wine bar where I have spent many educational and interesting hours, but.....

            1) it is hardly the opposite of a cool dive bar, 2) it isn't the place to take a client for a drink, and 3) it not not even a little bit along "yuppie" lines.

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            StephP Oct 27, 2008 09:50 PM

            press club has a good looking space and would be interesting for an out of towner. check the hours though and see if they work for your schedule

            Press Club SF
            20 Yerba Buena lane, San Francisco, CA

            1. sarahlefton Oct 27, 2008 11:01 PM

              Take a short cab ride to Yield Wine Bar in the Dogpatch - 3rd street and 21st - really not far at all. Small and sweet with nice modern decor, a "fireplace" and great bar snacks. The guys at the bar really know their stuff and there's no attitude, despite the hip space.

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              1. re: sarahlefton
                bbulkow Nov 1, 2008 10:43 PM

                3rd and 21st don't intersect. You mean 3rd and 22nd. Haven't been to the place in question though.

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                Debra Stuart Oct 28, 2008 10:55 AM

                I'd go to Terroir on Folsom at 7th. Industrial chic interior. Only sells biodynamic and organic wines by the glass or bottle. Owners work behind the counter and are knowledgeable and helpful.

                Terroir Natural Wine Merchant & Bar
                1116 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

                1. Mari Oct 28, 2008 11:15 AM

                  How about Local? I haven't been though, but a friend recommended it for pizzas & wine.

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                  1. re: Mari
                    sarahkaySFbayarea Nov 1, 2008 08:28 PM

                    I was at Local a few months ago and it's great, good suggestion!

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