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Fig & Thistle

December 7, 2016 by Melissa | 0 Comments

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Image courtesy of FigandThistleSF.com

Last night I visited one of my favorite wine spots in San Francisco, Fig & Thistle, a cozy wine bar in Hayes Valley.  I was introduced to Fig & Thistle about a year ago when I attended a small event in honor of a friend and I knew it was a gem.  While centrally located in Hayes Valley, is tucked away from the hustle of the neighborhood on an alley between Grove and Hayes called Ivy.

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The wine selection is made up of a curated list of some of the best, reasonably priced vineyards on the west coast.  They always have a full selection – from bubbles to full-bodied reds.  And, if you if you can’t decide on just one you can always choose a flight.

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The space is cozy for sure (read, tiny).  This bunk bed is one of my favorite places to sit.  You can really sink in and hang out for a while.  If you can actually score a spot on the bunk bed, I recommend that you don’t give it up.  You’ll be sorry if you do.

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While the space is small, I have always been able to find a seat when I have a little patience.  People tend to stop in for a glass or two, but then head out to dinner elsewhere in the neighborhood, so the seats do turn over.  One piece of advice is to have a snack before you go, or plan to have a meal after; F&T has a small selection of munchies, it is definitely NOT a dinner spot.

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In my opinion, Fig & Thistle is the perfect spot to slow down and celebrate the season with a glass of wine (or a beer) with a friend.  I hope you have the opportunity to check it out soon.  Happy holidays.

Fig & Thistle

313 Ivy Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

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