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Cozy wine bar or other spot for drinks in the rain?

MissVeg Oct 23, 2010 04:37 PM

Suppose it was raining, and suppose you wanted to sit in a comfy chair by a fireplace and have a glass of wine or hot mulled cider and talk quietly with your sweetie (or even read a book by yourself) ... where would you go?

Marin, East Bay and SF suggestions all welcome.


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  1. MissVeg RE: MissVeg Oct 23, 2010 05:11 PM

    We're thinking the Pelican Inn would be perfect, but I'm not as keen as my husband to drive the windy road in the rain...

    Pelican Inn
    10 Pacific Way, Muir Beach, CA 94965

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      sfgirl22 RE: MissVeg Oct 23, 2010 05:34 PM

      Go old school at the Huntington Hotel on Nob Hill - fireplace, piano and a pretty good bar menu (great chicken pot pie) that they serve late, super comfy chairs - good sweetie or solo!

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      1. re: sfgirl22
        Oakland Barb RE: sfgirl22 Oct 23, 2010 07:50 PM

        We were asking exactly the same question today and could only come up with hotel bars in the City,
        Ended up at Cesar in Berkeley on the way home from Marin but it just didn't do the trick.
        No warm drinks but coffees and the "snack:" we had (fried artichokes and green onions) was only so-so.
        I'd love to know if anyone has alternative ideas for the future!

        1. re: Oakland Barb
          lexdevil RE: Oakland Barb Oct 23, 2010 08:05 PM

          No fireplace, but I've had a very nice Hot Toddy at Wood Tavern.

          Wood Tavern
          6317 College Ave., Oakland, CA 94618

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