The little guy has been winning hearts since David and Goliath. But big guys need love, too.
Which is why you’ll fall for District, a sleek new wine lounge (with plenty of elbow room) opening today in SoMa.
Dimmed candelabras and wood beams warm the industrial space. A huge
horseshoe-shaped bar is prime real estate for people-watching. Spread
out on plush couches. Or rest your Riedel on a high-top along the wall.
Sommelier Caterina Mirabelli is the bar’s secret weapon. She’ll help
you navigate the wine list, expertly balanced between New and Old
Worlds. Sample thoughtful flights (oak versus stainless, mountains to
sea) or pop the cork on something unique (like the Movia pinot from
Hungry? Marinated olives, artisanal cheeses, and salumi are great
for pecking. Small plates like goat cheese pesto pizzete and black PEI
mussels with Pernod, cream, and sausage make a fine meal.
Literally speaking, it’s the next big thing.
District, 216 Townsend Street, between 3rd and 4th Streets (415-896-2120 or districtsf.com).