Swapping a tucked-away Tenderloin alley for a tucked-away Financial District alley, wine bar The Hidden Vine reopens tonight in new digs at 408 Merchant Street (near Washington and Battery), in the shadow of the Transamerica Pyramid. They may not have the exact same underground feel as their former Cosmo Place location (across from Le Colonial, now home to Barrel Room), but now they have the addition of an outdoor bocce court! Because nothing goes better with wine than a little tossing of balls. Also, as Vinologue reports, there's a fireplace from a 19th century home in the Mission, a bottle wall, antique tapestries, and an emphasis on the cozy.
The menu now boasts 40+ wines by the glass, and 120 by the bottle, and they'll be starting to do regional-focused mini-lists in November.
See the slideshow, courtesy of Vinologue, and check out a few more images from a pre-opening event here.
The Hidden Vine - 408 Merchant Street, at Battery - 415.674.3567