Whether you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or just a Friday evening, there is no better beverage for a toast than champagne. For you next special occasion, try visiting one of these unique San Francisco venues for a glass or two of bubbles.
1 The Bubble Lounge
The Bubble Lounge is the only champagne dedicated lounge in San Francisco. They offer an enormous selection of over twenty-five champagnes and sparkling wines. Their “Tasting Pallettes” offer patrons a chance to sample their selection by choosing either the “Moulin Rouge”, “Allure”, or “Quintessential” flights. They also offer a Weekly Farmer Fizz which, as the name suggests, changes weekly.
714 Montgomery St, San Francisco, 415.434.4204, www.bubblelounge.com
2 The Lobby Bar, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
For the ultimate atmosphere of sophistication, visit The Lobby Bar in the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco. The Lobby Bar features cocktails and an extensive list of rare wines from around the world, include a selection of premiere champagnes and sparkling wines. Guests can also order from the special small dish menu including a variety of champagne-friendly raw bar items.
600 Stockton St, San Francisco, 415.296.7495, www.ritzcarlton.com/SanFrancisco
3 Bin 38
Bin 38 offers you the opportunity to sample a variety of their sparkling wine selection with the “Around the World in Three Bubbles” flight. With this flight, you are served three half glasses of their Siesta Extra Brut (Argentina), Col de Salici Rosé Prosecco (Italy), and Gosset Champagne (France). In addition they two additional sparkling wines on their menu, a Roederer Estate Brut Rosé Andersen Valley from California and a Gruet Blanc de Noirs from New Mexico.
4 American Cupcake
At American Cupcake, they take the idea of flight to the next level with Cupcake Flights. This unique experience offers patrons a chance to taste three mini cupcakes and 3 tastes of wine. For the romantic at heart, they offer the “Tunnel of Love”, which includes a chocolate, red velvet, and red hot cupcakes, served with Vin Gris Rose, Sonoma Brut, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
1919 Union St, San Francisco, 415.896.4217, www.americancupcake.com
5 Unwind on Union
This casual wine bar combines the best of the vine with gastropub cuisine, with dishes like lobster corn dogs and crab cake sliders. Their substantial wine menu includes an array of sparkling wines. Visit their Union Street location for happy hours, Monday through Friday, 3p.m.-6:30p.m., where they serve $4 wines on tap.
1875 Union St, San Francisco, 415.931.3436, www.unwindonunion.com