A follow-up to chef Andres Giraldo Florez’s wildly popular Snail Bar in Temescal, Slug Bar is bringing the natty wine vibes downtown, with a more party-centric aesthetic. Located in the iconic Lionel J. Wilson Wilson building at Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Slug has a similar focus on low-intervention wine (with an emphasis on smaller producers) and wine-friendly, shareable small plates. At Slug, the food is a collaboration between Flores and chef Spencer Horovitz (formerly of AL’s Place, Itria, and The Progress) and showcases seasonable ingredients and fresh preparations — think crudos, oysters, but also the wildly popular boudin sausages and ham and cheese sandwich. As for the party vibes, look no further than the disco ball, which goes well with the space’s DJ booth and late-night hours.
How to book: Walk-ins only.