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10 Wine Bars
You Need to Drink At in San Francisco

Can't make it to Wine Country for your wine fix? Not to worry; there are plenty of terrific wine bars within San Francisco city limits.

When you visit San Francisco, you’re an hour’s drive from some of the best wineries and wine experiences in the world. But whether you’re pressed for time or not looking to venture beyond city limits, we offer a number of amazing wine bars to satisfy your needs. Here are some of our favorites, but we encourage you to venture out and discover your new go-to San Francisco wine destination. 

SOMA/Yerba Buena

The Press Club

20 Yerba Buena Ln.

A wine bar and lounge, The Press Club offers California’s finest wines in a sophisticated, social atmosphere. Press Club’s menu of seasonal small plates and thoughtful pairings offers the ultimate wine experience in the middle of San Francisco.

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Fisherman's Wharf

Winery Collective

485 Jefferson St.

Take a wine country tour in the heart of San Francisco at Winery Collective. The wine bar has walk-in wine tastings daily where you can sample wine from across California in selections of rotating wine flights. Get an introduction to multiple wineries around the region in one visit and take home what you like.

SOMA

JAX Vineyards

326 Brannan St.

One of San Francisco’s only wineries, JAX offers a cozy (and heated) outdoor tasting area in San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood. Experience their current selection of wines paired with artisanal cheeses in an intimate and engaging setting.

Financial District

San Francisco Wine Society

408 Merchant St.

A welcome and inclusive space invites locals and visitors to enjoy a distraction-free (no WiFi or TVs) wine experience. Sip wines from around the world while you play a round of bocce with friends in the Financial District.

Embarcadero

Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant

1 Ferry Building, Shop 23

Located in San Francisco’s historic Ferry Building, the Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant & Wine Bar offers distinctive and delicious wines from smaller producers around the world. The space istself is fun and lively with the energy of the Ferry Building surrounding you.

Cow Hollow

West Coast Wine and Cheese

2165 Union St.

A true neighborhood gem on Union Street in Cow Hollow, West Coast Wine and Cheese is a great place to swing by to enjoy wine and cheese and mix it up with the locals. Specializing in wines from California, Oregon, and Washington, take your tour of West Coast wines from the comfort of their bar.

Marina

California Wine Merchant

2113 Chestnut St.

Just down the road from the previous wine bar on the list, California Wine Merchant is a wine shop, bar, and club in San Francisco’s Marina district. Taste some of California’s best boutique and smaller wines with a few international surprises mixed in.

Union Square

ENO Wine Bar

320 Geary St.

Set in the heart of Union Square, ENO Wine Bar is a casual wine bar and retailer of fine wine for those seeking a new adventure in wine. With a diverse selection of wine by the glass/bottle for here or to-go, ENO will enhance and entice your taste for the city’s abundant wine offerings.

Castro

Swirl on Castro

572 Castro St.

Swirl is a fun stop in the Castro neighborhood open nightly that offers a selection of 20 wines to taste nightly. Whether your taste runs towards Europe and beyond, or strictly Californian, you will find it here.

Hayes Valley

Fig & Thistle

429 Gough St.

You’ll feel like you walked into your living room when stepping foot into Fig & Thistle. Located in Hayes Valley, the rustic and intimate space offers select wines to pair with small bites. And if you’re wine’d out by now, you can always swing by their dispensary next door.


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