More SF industrial chic: District wine bar

District Wine Bar in SOMA San Francisco

Since we’re on the subject of restaurants and wine bars in renovated industrial buildings, I forgot to mention one of the recent additions to the SF dining and bar scene: District on Townsend Street, two blocks from the baseball stadium.

  • Vibe: industrial chic, exposed brick walls, funky art work, gigantic lounge spaces, huge bar, great place for people watching, young trendy crowd.
  • Pros: extensive wine list (over 40 wines), excellent tapas or small plates, good for after-work drinks
  • Cons: very crowded towards the end of the week, can feel like a meat market at times, impossible to park or get to if there is a ball game

If you hate crowds, go on Monday or Tuesday evening around 6pm and you can spread out among the sofas and lounge chairs.

District Wine Bar
216 Townsend Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
+1 415 896 2120

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