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Hotel Biron

Wine Bar and Art Gallery$$$$
Civic Center, San Francisco
58 Tips and reviews
  • wine
  • good for dates
  • hidden spots
  • cozy
  • romantic
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  • Clara C.
    Clara CambonAugust 9, 2012
    Check their Facebook page for offers on a selection of wines, a few times a week. Great atmosphere: brick, leather, wood, nice music. Good wine selection and simple but delicious small plates.
  • Guest of a Guest
    Guest of a GuestSeptember 1, 2016
    Hotel Bîron is a wine bar and art gallery featuring local art, foreign wines, and rich cheese in the heart of SF. The perfect place to relax with friends and pretend to be very sophisticated. Read more
  • Nancy C.
    Nancy ColeAugust 17, 2011
    Great little hideaway, down-to-earth wine bar (they have beer too). Perfect for the wine hippies & bohemians who don't want the high-end District / Press Club scene. Good prices, curated selection.
  • SFGate
    SFGateOctober 31, 2014
    Is your idea of the perfect bar one that's comfortable, romantic and vaguely European? There's something about this tucked-away space and stone walls that make you never want to leave. Read more
  • Carrie N.
    Carrie NydenOctober 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I found my spot for wine in SF! Their wine list is the best I've seen (great variety & they have wines from one of my favorite importers - Louis Dressner). Amazing date spot too!
  • Caren K.
    Caren KAugust 7, 2014
    The staff is incredibly friendly and knowledgeable about wine. They will guide you to the right glass for you. The ambiance is perfect for a date night, definitely not a group.
  • JS1
    JS1March 10
    Been here 100+ times
    Great hard to find wines. The cheese plate is awesome. Ask the bartender what is good and check the board for specials.
  • Guy G.
    Guy Gould-DaviesJune 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    There's a delicious bottle of crisp yet robust white wine that's just been added to the list. It's a Savenniere from Nicholas Jollie (Chenin blanc grape). $62 makes is a good value and it is superb.
  • AskMen
    AskMenJuly 5, 2010
    SOMA might be seeing more openings as of late, but we have to agree that Hayes Valley has a certain breezy charm. A. List tip? Start civilized with some cheese pairings at the Hôtel Biron. Read more
  • Raghav G.
    Raghav GulatiAugust 31, 2016
    Great for dates, cozy, pretty solid select. Open 'till 2 everyday - this place is the jam.
  • Peter S.
    Peter ShanleyNovember 19, 2009
    Go to Hotel Biron, ask Chris for a recommendation on a nice bottle, get a cheese plate with Blue Cheese/Honey and the Triple Cream, play a game of cribbage and enjoy the best wine bar in SF
  • nils j.
    nils jansonDecember 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite intimate wine bar in San Francisco.  Great wines and knowledgeable staff.
  • Jake L.
    Jake LewisJune 18, 2016
    Best intimate wine bar in San Francisco. Best wine selection especially by the bottle
  • erin b.
    erin butnerOctober 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great hidden gem. Good wine list and a delish cheese plate. Take in the rotating art and sip on a glass of wine.
  • Meghan M.
    Meghan McgarryJanuary 20, 2016
    Great place for a day. Small and dark with candles. Great cheese plate. Unusual wines
  • Greg S.
    Greg SchechterAugust 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great wine and beer selection. Grab one of the sour beers or even an berlinerweisse.
  • Liza P.
    Liza PAugust 12, 2015
    One of my favorite wine bars in the city! Get a bottle and a few cheeses, and have a fantastic end (or start) to your night!
  • Divya M.
    Divya MulanjurApril 12, 2016
    Small, intimate place serving beer and wine. Perfect for a warm and cozy date.
  • Cat R.
    Cat ReynoldsDecember 4, 2011
    lovely wee bar behind Zuni. Great wine selection, bare brick, art. Reminds me of bars in Barcelona. Nice.
  • Jonas G.
    Jonas GrankvistAugust 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Cozy wine bar. Get the "lovers couch" in the back if we can, can get pretty noise.
  • Gregor G.
    Gregor GSeptember 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Turning people onto this hidden gem is one of life's great pleasures.
  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie S.July 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Pair cheese from the menu with the wine of your choice... And ask the bartender what the deal is with the Shake Weight on display :)
  • Donald
    DonaldFebruary 2, 2012
    Great place to go after work to get a nice glass of wine (2 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Tim V.
    Tim Van loanJune 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ya it's a wine bar, but get a bottle of their Stiegel beer. Its amazing
  • DSquirrely
    DSquirrelyMarch 21, 2014
    They have free wi-fi and let you taste lots of wines before you order.
  • Suzanne .
    Suzanne 🍋July 8, 2016
    The diminutive space creates intimacy and romance for hip wine drinkers. I'll toast to the Viña Enebro Quercus Red 🍷
  • Bravo
    BravoJanuary 27, 2010
    Great little wine bar tucked behind Zun Café. Yummy cheese and meats and a few good beers as well. -Preeti Mistry, Top Chef
  • Earl W.
    Earl WilliamsAugust 10, 2014
    If you love sweet dessert wines, try the sauternes.
  • Marilena B.
    Marilena BarberaJanuary 30, 2012
    Are you in for aperitivo? This is the right place, ask Chris for a glass of La Bambina!
  • Craig V.
    Friendly staff. Buy a bottle for the price of 3 glasses.
  • Mazda
    MazdaNovember 11, 2010
    The exposed brick walls, art, and mood lighting give this bar a trendy euro-cool vibe.
  • SFist
    SFistAugust 3, 2014
    A narrow space ideal for intimate conversation, replete with copper tables, wrought-iron bistro chairs and zinc-green walls boasting revolving exhibitions of local art. But the real draw is the wine. Read more
  • Julia K.
    Julia KFebruary 16, 2016
    This is where you bring your mister/mistress...dark and tucked away
  • Srikanth R.
    Srikanth RajuFebruary 11
    Get a bottle, find a couch, get your cute and fancy on
  • Catherine B.
    Catherine B.April 22, 2011
    Great selection of wines - drink yourself around the world!
  • Bre L.
    Bre LambertApril 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Vibe is romantic & secretive. Get the full spread–cheese, meat, fruit, olives & chocolate-to pair with your wine. Tuck into the back room for privacy, but take note that's also where bathrooms are.
  • Rob J.
    Rob JonasAugust 7, 2014
    Great vibe. Great wine.
  • Lorenzo P.
    Lorenzo PallaFebruary 16, 2014
    Try Friulano from Collio-Italy.... fabulouse white wine!
  • Landon C.
    Landon ClarkOctober 16, 2011
    Don't miss this fave alley wine bar ;-)
  • laurie b.
    laurie brescollApril 5, 2012
    This lil wine/nice beer spot has character.
  • Mike G.
    Mike GoosJune 30, 2009
    Ordered sub $10 per glass wine and it was delicious. Setting was hip too. Nice art on the wall.
  • Kathy D.
    Kathy DraskyMay 27, 2013
    Dude, why can't I add this to my list of things to do more often!?!?!?
  • Jori L.
    Jori LalloOctober 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Drink wine.
  • Christina P.
    Christina P.July 14, 2011
    Just a quick note - crosscheck the year on the bottle w/ the list :P
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MowreyJuly 3, 2013
    Argentinian Malbec. enough said.
  • Khara
    KharaAugust 29, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Victor....awesome winetender! :) Extremely knowledgeable!
  • Chuck R.
    Chuck RoslofNovember 8, 2015
    A nice, quiet place to cap off a night out.
  • Cory B.
    Cory BoydJune 29, 2013
    They have wine and stuff
  • Daniel P.
    Daniel PourasgharNovember 28, 2014
    Eat all the cheese
  • Colin B.
    Colin BrownJuly 27, 2015
    It's a hidden gem.
  • Allison F.
    Allison FordJuly 10, 2011
    Yummy cheese...and lots of it.
  • schneidermike s.
    Hidden. Epic.
  • Craig B.
    Craig BernsteinFebruary 20, 2013
    This is not a hotel. #novacancy
  • Christine T.
    Christine TemplinNovember 13, 2009
    Like this wine bar; perfect date spot
  • Megan M.
    Megan MorrisJanuary 10, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The 39degrees is amazing
  • Melissa G.
    Melissa GordonAugust 18, 2009
    Wine about the day.
  • Valentina C.
    Valentina CFebruary 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Vino collapso! :)
  • Valentina C.
    Valentina CFebruary 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Vino collapso!
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