When you want a casual glass of wine...
What are your favorite places to stop for a glass of wine when you don't necessarily want a whole meal? I feel like I used to know a lot of places where I could stop in for glass that didn't cost over $8, or a half glass of something very nice. Now, not so much. The Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant is always available, but where else? Restaurants, wine shops, bars, or hotels all welcome.
Every single one mentioned is good. A few more-
A16 & Bar Bambino Cafe and Wine Bar- for Italian wine
1550 Hyde Cafe & Wine Bar- good list and nice atmosphere
Pres a Vi- Impressive wine list, not so impressive food. Bonus if its not cold and foggy out early evening on the patio can be nice.
I second all the suggestions so far, and offer up two more:
- Uva is a stylish place in the Lower Haight, nice cheese plate, some salumi and salads if you're peckish and they never seem to mind if you're not...
- The wine list at Eos, that old standby, went through a rough patch for a while but rebounded nicely in recent times, these days there's always something interesting & delicious on the list. Plus the mushroom dumplings are insanely good, if they ever take them off the menu I will be forlorn.
Eos Restaurant & Wine Bar
901 Cole St., San Francisco, CA 94117
568 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117