Barrique

entertainment-nightlife / Other

Lonely Planet review

Farm-to-table is to restaurants what Barrique is to wine bars. Here your glass of high-end, small-batch vino comes straight from the cask, directly from Sonoma, sans label. There's a bottle list, but stick to barrel tastings for the full experience. There's good people-watching up front, but we prefer the white-leather sofas, near the casks, to watch blending in action.

The fruit-forward, high-alcohol wine-making style is very Californian – zinfandel and pinot noir are specialties. Cheese and charcuterie plates – artisinal and organic, natch – keep your buzz in check.