In efforts to further grow their ranks, couples will do things like plan boring dinner parties, and arrange optimistic setups hinged on her shut-in cousin's dazzling eyes. Getting people together the old fashioned way -- with mad wine -- Internos.
Incongruously situated among Geary's gruff Irish dives, Internos is the handsome wine bar lovechild of a restauranteur/school teacher couple, now proud parents of a vino den one part dank medieval lair (dark, cumbersome redwood stools/tables dimly lit by archaic-looking fixtures), and one part art gallery (art). Get lured in, and you'll find a short-but-serious, worldly wine list that rotates bi-weekly, well exemplified by a Tasmanian Lalla Gully Riesling and an '05 Conn Creek Cab by the glass, and bottles of '03 Piedmontese Damilano Barolo "Lecinquevigne", and Gosset Brut Excellence, aka, the go-to toast-bubbly of Bill et Ted. There's also a selection of mini-delectables made from Boar's Head meats/cheeses, e.g., plates w/ brie/blue/aged parm/honey ricotta; and bruschetta topped with anything from garlic & prosciutto to goat cheese & spicy copa -- 'cause meat and fashion are always the passion
If you're in love with beer, they have four taps including Hoegaarden and a Sierra-like Internos specialty brew. Also, they do espresso drinks, open their doors at 11am, and offer free wi-fi -- so you can frantically Facebook the reclusive stranger you're there to meet.