Experience San Francisco: 8 of the best wine and cheese bars in the City

By: May 5, 2015
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Experience San Francisco: Wine and Cheese Bars in San Francisco

With all the wonderful options for dining out in San Francisco, there may be nothing more enjoyable than finding a cozy, inviting wine and cheese bar. San Francisco has some of the best wine and cheese bars, and consider trying one of these for an enjoyable afternoon or evening out on the town.

  • Mission Cheese

    Mission Cheese celebrates American cheese. Located at 736 Valencia in San Francisco, Mission Cheese is one of the best cheese and wine bars in San Francisco. Where most wine and cheese bars focus on the wine, Mission Cheese is as their name implies, focused on cheese as well. The Mission Cheese team believes that behind every bite of food we take, there is an environmental and human story, and Mission Cheese is dedicated to connecting their customers and diners to those stories. And so a visit to Mission Cheese puts guests in touch with the locally-produced cheese, wines, and other products.

  • Eno

    Eno Wine and Cheese Bar is located at 320 Geary St. in San Francisco near Union Square between Mason and Powell Streets. A cozy wine bar with comfortable couches, an inviting fire, and delectable cheeses and vintage wines to enjoy. Try cheese and truffles or perhaps some of their delicious deviled eggs. It is a great place to spend hours in the beautiful ambiance with congenial company.

  • Press Club Wine and Cheese Bar

    Press Club Wine and Lounge is located at 20 Yerba Buena Lane in the Financial District in downtown San Francisco. A bit like visiting the wine country as the Press Club has vintners come in and talk about the wines while customers are being served. The Happy Hour from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday features wine by the glass for $3. The food is excellent with some nice pairings of wine, crackers or bread, and char their Charcuterie sampler (a variety of meats, cheeses, pickles, and spreads) all for $15.

  • Inner Fog

    Inner Fog, a cute little boutique wine and cheese bar, is located at 545 Irving St. near Golden Gate Park near the Haight Ashbury neighborhood. A classy yet cozy wine and cheese bar, Inner Fog is a great place to enjoy a good glass of wine or a beer, while enjoying the special cheese platter. The warm intimate atmosphere makes Inner Fog a place to settle in and enjoy yourself and your companions.

  • First Crush Wine and Cheese Bar

    The First Crush Wine and Cheese Bar and Restaurant is located at 101 Cyril Magnen St. at O'Farrell in Union Square. Whether dining out for a full dinner or sampling the appetizers, this little wine and cheese bar in downtown is impressive. In addition to an extensive full dinner menu, they serve the typical charcuteries, cheese plates, seared ahi tuna, and other like type dishes of chicken, pork, and some vegetarian choices. They have a great selection of wines and they also have a nice selection of beers.

  • Hotel Biron's Wind and Cheese Bar

    The Hotel Biron's Wine and Cheese Bar is tucked into a little alley by the Zuni Cafe in Hayes Valley. Between Gough and Market Streets, right off Octavio, the Hotel Biron's wine and cheese bar is charming and unique. The selection of wines is extraordinary, the bartenders are knowledgeable, and the appetizing offerings of cheese and bread and ample servings of wine make for a pleasant visit. The revolving art display and decor make this one of the most enjoyable, out-of-the way wine and cheese bars in the City.

  • West Coast Wine and Cheese Bar

    A visit to the West Coast Wine and Cheese Bar is sure to be a hit. Featuring locally-sourced products from California, Oregon, and Washington, the West Coast Wine and Cheese Bar features co-founder and vinter, Mike Unti and his beautiful Dry Creek Valley wines. Additionally, the West Coast Wine and Cheese Bar regularly features winemaker nights, a Sunday Brunch, and special events featuring regional wine and cheese makers.

  • Amelie

    Amelie is a contemporary wine and cheese bar with a French flair. Located at 1754 Polk St. near the Russian Hill and the Nob Hill neighborhoods, Amelie features a striking red lacquer bar and a comfortable atmosphere. Serving a diverse variety of global wine vintages, Amelie also serves cheese and charcuterie plates as well as tapas. The bartender and wait staff are attentive and knowledgable as well. Whether looking for a romantic place to take a sweetheart or a comfortable spot for a girls' night out, Amelie offers one of the best destinations for wine and cheese lovers.

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