Good wine bars in SF?
I'm looking for good wine bars in SF. Can anyone recommend any? I'm specifically interested in trying mid to high-end Californian wines by the glass. A long time ago someone recommended Vino Venue, but I see that's closed now! Press Club has mixed reviews. Anything else out there? Thank you!
California Wine Merchant is as the name suggests Cal-centric. http://www.californiawinemerchant.com/menu.html
Press Club is eight winery tasting rooms sharing a space. If you're interested in one or more of those eight wineries, check it out. Otherwise, forget it.
WINE in Embarcadero Center has gotten pretty Cal-centric under the new management and always has some high-end stuff (lots of lawyers and bankers in the neighborhood).
Hotel Biron has about eight California wines on its rotating list of 50 by the glass.
Cav is one of my favorites, but their list is pretty Euro-centric. Same goes for my other favorite, Terroir.
Here's a pretty comprehensive map of wine bars in and around SF:
Press Club SF
20 Yerba Buena lane, San Francisco, CA
California Wine Merchant
2113 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA
bacar restaurant has an extensive wine by the glass program which you can get at the bar. They will have a pretty good selection of California wines. The wine-by-the-glass list is on their website.
Cav is another popular place near Hotel Biron
Cav Wine Bar
1666 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
448 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94107