Urban Wine Tastings This airy warehouse-turned-urban wine-tasting venue is ideal for curious couples looking to discover new locally grown varietals. Go with the intention of eating, too — you won’t be limited to breadsticks here. This SoMa spot serves small bites in-house, and you can usually find rotating food trucks lined up in the adjoining alley. Cheers and chow! Tank18, 1345 Howard Street (between 10th and Dore streets); 415-637-0257.
NOPA Sceney restaurant in NOPA neighborhood; Famous for its burger although every item on the menu is very good; Nice wine list; Walk across the street to Waziemma (Ethiopian Restaurant / Bar) for a drink while you wait; Bar seating includes a large communal table; Open late (~1 AM)
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