Fig & Thistle Wine Bar
Clocking in at 475sqft, Fig & Thistle is a cozy wine and craft beer bar in Hayes Valley. Locals know it as a good spot for a first date or for a quick drink before hitting one of the 20 restaurants in the area. Pretty much all of the wine and beer (on draft and bottled) are from California.
This beloved Hayes Valley wine bar is one of many in the neighborhood, but is the only one that has its own classy dispensary next door, which is tucked away on a side street. The bar actually turned its original space into the dispensary and moved to the bigger corner spot next door, complete with a beautiful parklet. Oh, the wine is pretty good, too. With a decently large menu of mostly natural wines, try a zippy Piedrasassi Carbonic Sangiovese from the Central Coast, or a skin-fermented Slovakian Pivnika Čajkov Feteasca Alba. Fig & Thistle also hosts a food pop-up daily by popular pandemic-born pizza purveyor Outta Sight, which offers its signature Orchard pizza that tastes like Olive Garden’s breadsticks(!). Wine, weed, and pizza? Yes, please! Fig & Thistle’s owners turned the sister location in the Castro into a wine and sake bottle shop and bar called Millay. What’ll this crew think of next?