San Francisco Restaurants With Wine on Tap

Thought kegs were reserved for your brewski? Think again. Draft wine is the newest trend in the restaurant industry, providing a fresher glass of vino and an eco-friendly lack of packaging. Best of all, the wineries' savings on bottles and labels get passed down to the drinker-- most of these wines are 10 to 30 percent cheaper than their bottled counterparts. Ready to tap into the zeitgeist? Here are five places in San Francisco where you can try draft wine.

Updated: June 25, 2010

Tap Wines to Try


Frances

1870 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

This lovely little restaurant offers a unique wine program where you only pay for what you drink, at the low price of $1 per ounce. Sommelier Paul Einbund custom-blends a white and a red to pair with Melissa Perello's cuisine.


Out The Door

2232 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94115

At the Slanted Door's new Pacific Heights spin-off, there's a plethora of draft-wine options: six whites, three reds and a rose, with prices starting at only $4.50 for a sauvignon blanc.


Radius 1

1123 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103

This new SoMa cafe (with a next-door restaurant on the way) offers two whites and two reds. The restaurant's policy of sourcing only from within a 100-mile radius (hence the name) means your glass of cab will taste extra-fresh.


Salt House

545 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105

The originator of SF's draft wine trend, Salt House addressed a problem of too many taps by adding wine to the mix. Two whites and one red are a mere $7 for a six-ounce pour.


Rosamunde (mission)

2832 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

The Mission addition to the Haight's beloved sausage-slinger might be known for its extensive beer list, but two tasty kegs of Saddleback Cellars wine ($5/glass) are hidden among the many brews.