Party Earth Review A Mark Twain quote on District's website reads "There are no standards of taste in wine" – and perhaps in response, owners have filled the venue's open warehouse space with a giant, shiny U-shaped bar stocked with hundreds... ... read full review
216 Townsend Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
MUNI N, KT Lines: King Street & 4th Street
M–W 4pm–1am, Th–F 4pm–2am, Sa 5pm–2am
SoMa, San Francisco –
A Mark Twain quote on District's website reads "There are no standards of taste in wine" – and perhaps in response, owners have filled the venue's open warehouse space with a giant, shiny U-shaped bar stocked with hundreds of palate-pleasing pourables.
Three distinct zones lie beneath the exposed brick and rafters, including a comfy lounge area on one side, long lines of stools surrounding the bar, and an expansive dining area. The regulars – mostly well-paid tech and biotech workers who live in the surrounding lofts – show up in small groups or pairs to unwind after work with a few glasses of Pinot and some Happy Hour oysters, while well-to-do tourists and suburban wine aficionados settle in for a meal at the rustic tables.
Gourmets and regular folks alike enjoy the extended menu of craft pizzas and steaks that go beyond the standard cheese and charcuterie fare – a menu that helps keep every chair and sofa occupied with a mix of pre-clubbers, post-boutique shoppers, and hip gourmands almost every night after 9pm.
Although prior to the millennium SoMa was a gritty industrial district, a totally different clientele and industry has moved in, and the new, breezy sense of class that washed over has found its epicenter at District.
Ambient lounge and rock playlists.
Eclectic New American menu including oysters, meatballs, sliders, and pizzettas. Happy Hour M–F 4–6pm and Sa 5–7pm.
Cheese and salami plates $9–$24, appetizers $4–$17, entrées $9–$17, desserts $8–$14. Beer $5–$10, wine $8–$20/glass or $32–$50+/bottle, cocktails $8.
Business casual to trendy: slacks, skirts, jackets, local sportswear, dressy jeans, striped shirts, V-neck sweaters.
Friday nights for a late dinner and a packed and pretty crowd, or any night before 7pm to sample from the long wine list in a relaxed setting.
330 Ritch (330 Ritch Street) is a bumping club with secret shows, massive speakers, and a good mix of posh and hip visitors.