Local Wine without the Winery
My boyfriend are tagging on a few days in San Francisco to a wedding in October and I'm starting to work on the itinerary which of course revolves around food - hello empire waist dress.
While I'm sure I can look to other posts for dinner recos, I specifically wanted to request recommendations for places to get a glass/bottle of wine in an array of neighborhoods, so we can pop in on the fly.
Wine bars focused on local names - We aren't making it to any wineries on this trip, but we love to go local whenever we are on vacation. I will not likely pay more than $15 for a glass or $40 for a bottle. As this will likely be our post tourist destination "adult naptime", I'm looking for relaxed, not stuffy.
Thanks for any suggestions!
The Press Club is all local wines. It used to be a cooperative tasting room so each of eight (?) wineries had its own bar, so it was like visiting eight tasting rooms. I've heard that it's now more of a wine bar, but haven't been to check it out.
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re: Robert Lauriston
There's an active wine-on-tap movement, and those are all local. Barrique might have the biggest selection. The Western Addition branch of Out the Door reportedly has a lot.
Out the Door
2232 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
461 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
re: Robert Lauriston
Press Club was awful when I went. Expensive, not inviting, not very good wine.
Although there are wine bars in every part of the city, most midrange restaurants in town serve lots of local wine. And given that food is best accompanied by wine, you might focus on restaurants instead.
Same question applies to me, only looking for local wine withoput the winery OR bar.
I'm staying in Alamo Square but will be spending time downtown around the Financial District, Nob Hill, N. Beach, Wharf, etc. districts as well as the Haight and will be around the Castro for the Noir City Fest in Jan.
I'm looking for some recommendations for good local wine shops as well as names of great bottles from the region in the $50 price range. Thanks!
K&L, Ferry Plaza, Arlequin, SFWTC
K & L Wine Merchants
638 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94107
San Francisco Wine Trading Co
250 Taraval St, San Francisco, CA 94116
Arlequin Cafe & Food To Go
384 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant
1 Ferry Bldg # 23, San Francisco, CA
Best wine bar is the Castro wine village on 19th in the Castro. Have dinner at anchor oyster bar afterwards and see Harvey milks camera store next door. They are a great local wine shop with tastings in the back and you won spend more than $10 a glass......