Whether in wine country or a city, California’s wine bars feature more than just locally-grown wines. Sip on all your favorite reds and whites from San Francisco to Italy. Honestly, you can’t possibly go wrong at a wine bar in the Golden State. Check out some of the best wine bars in California, from end to end.
Cadet takes pride in introducing rare wines and beers to those that venture in. The selection changes frequently but the elegance and service remains the same. Each week brings a new bartender and something new to enjoy.
There’s no menu at Bar Covell because the selection of wine and beers is constantly rotating. The careful attention to the limited wine selection has found fans with critics and regulars, as has the limited food menu to accompany your choice for the evening.
The historic location in the heart of San Francisco offers a vast curated selection from wineries all over the world. Pick up a bottle for a picnic in the city or surrounding region or check out some of the exclusive events that feature rare and unique wines.
Ordinaire Wine focuses on natural wine, offering selections of wines that many people don’t know about. Sourcing from Europe and California, Ordinaire has a casual cool vibe that makes wine feel accessible to anyone—especially paired with a pizza.
Frequently named as the best wine bar in the city, San Francisco Wine Society is tucked into the Financial District. With an extensive wine list, you can order flights, tastings a glass or a bottle. You can also have a bocce party and munch on the rotating menu that is inspired by the nearby weekly farmer’s market.
Baci Café & Wine Bar brings an Italian viewpoint to California Wine Country. Frequently voted a favorite place to stop by both locals and visitors, Baci focuses on an upscale Italian flavored menu made with local ingredients. Dishes pair well with the selection of wines.
The Wine Lab is a perfect place for newbies and connoisseurs to learn more about wine. A rotating variety of wines shows up in flights and you can also find a selection of meats and cheeses and even a dessert pairing. Classes and special events provide an additional opportunity to learn more about different kinds of wines.