Fig & Thistle, San Francisco
Recently rated one of the top 20 wine bars in America by Wine Enthusiast, San Francisco's Fig & Thistle combines small batch California wine with East-coast cool. Plop yourself down on their midcentury bunkbed lined with pillows or on one of their modern rustic barstools. The wine selection is smart and diverse, the cheese and charcuterie plate delectable. They also offer beer on tap and some creative wine flights. I love their menus and giant chalkboard that both feature a beautifully designed map of California, marking the origin of each of their wines. And much to the delight of Sunshine and Rosé, during summer months they are currently featuring a rosé of the day ! (ask the bartender.) The vibe is relaxed and hip without being pretentious; I've always found amiable service and good people. Located in a small alley in Hayes Valley, you'll feel as though you've stumbled upon a hidden gem - hit it up soon !