District

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District "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..." San Francisco United States 37.778457 -122.393348
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District - Lounge | Wine Bar in San Francisco.
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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

  • Metro:

    MUNI N, KT Lines: King Street & 4th Street‎

  • Phone:

    415-896-2120

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  • Hours:

    M–W 4pm–1am, Th–F 4pm–2am, Sa 5pm–2am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth District Review

The Scene

"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..."

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.

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Tip from Adriana:

Want a unique wine experience? District offers group tastings with their sommelier, customized based on your favorite types of wine. They also offer wine tasting dinners for groups of up to twelve people – a five-course dinner paired with their 300+ bottle list.

  • Crowd

    Weekday after-work techies and venture capitalists, trendy and preppy Marina types, high-class sports fans on their way back from a game at AT&T Park, and local design professionals, late 20s to 50s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Ambient lounge and rock playlists.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Eclectic New American menu including oysters, meatballs, sliders, and pizzettas. Happy Hour M–F 4–6pm and Sa 5–7pm.

  • Prices

    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.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Business casual to trendy: slacks, skirts, jackets, local sportswear, dressy jeans, striped shirts, V-neck sweaters.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    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.

  • Close By

    330 Ritch (330 Ritch Street) is a bumping club with secret shows, massive speakers, and a good mix of posh and hip visitors.

District User Reviews

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You fancy, huh?
Halley S. Apr 1, 2013
The place I go when I want to dress up just a little! District features a really excellent flight tasting menu and some to die for menu options-- I've had dreams about the burrata plate. Really. Stop what you're doing and go try it. Close to the ballpark but not right on top of it, District is a SoMa gem that I'm happy I've gotten to know. Even though it's always fairly busy, mostly with good looking young professionals, I've never had a problem finding a seat here, which is a real feat for most SoMa places around happy hour. It's a little bit on the pricier side, but I've never walked away from District feeling less than satisfied-- with the wine, the service, or the food.
Wino's Unite!!
Rachel G. Nov 7, 2012
Another fantastic wine bar is this great city of San Francisco. Hiding in the deep east of San Francisco near AT&T park, this small yet full of great wines and cheese for your palettes. Some friends of mine and I dropped in for a quick glass of wine and ended up staying for hours! We tried various types of wine and got cheese samplers and other appetizers. The employees were busy, but always found time to stop and answer questions to everyone that asked. One of the best wine bars in town if your ever in the area!
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