We once saw a waitress pour wine into a mug and drink it behind the bar here, and that’s exactly why this place rules. The setup is warm and inviting, and the staff is exceptionally nice. Stop by for a drink before or after dinner in the Mission, or just make a meal out of the steak tartare and French-style pizzas (basically flatbreads).
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Bacchus Wine Bar
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