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Pause Wine Bar

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Hayes Valley
Wine Bar, Bar, Pub
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1666 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
+1 415-241-9463
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 16:30 - 00:00
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great choice of wines and good service. We popped in after a trip to SFJAZZ perfect end to the evening.

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Thank Syrowe
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

The neighbourhood around Market and the Opera is busy! Restaurants and bars nearby are impossible to get in. Staff are amazing - quirky, zingy, helpful.

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Thank 304McQueen
Elkridge, Maryland
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281 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

Pause Wine Bar is a wonderful, cozy, friendly place to grab a glass of wine, chat with friends, and relax. The bartenders are truly wonderful--very friendly and very knowledgeable of the wines on the menu. Be sure to stop by for a glass--or two or three--the next time you're in San Francisco.

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Thank Christopher M
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

This bar is well worth dropping into for a glass of wine on your way out for the evening, or even for some food. Check it out!

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Thank Jonathan T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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309 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

Discount carafes of wine until 7pm! This is right next door to Zuni- a perfect place to wait out that reservation you could only get at 8pm. Very fun interior with chalk art.

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Thank Amy W
San Francisco, California
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2015

My friend and I have been coming here about once a month for several years for happy hour and we love everything about Pause Wine Bar. The wine selection is excellent, the vegetarian food is yummy and the service is always outstanding. The prices are amazing for San Francisco too! It's a very comfortable space to relax after work, host... More 

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Thank cleanairgal
Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2014

I was staying for a week in The Edwardian Hotel and very soon discovered the next door wine bar. Why? Because I asked for a drinking glass in the hotel and they said they only had plastic but suggested I go next door and ask. I did, and I got the glass. Never experienced anything like it before, neighbours helping... More 

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Thank TychoOslo_Norway
Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014

Nice place, friendly service, a place I would like to recommend to other travellers.Very coinvenient - when staying next door.

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Thank TychoOslo_Norway
Pleasant Hill, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

After walking all over San Francisco and were coming down Market Street from the Castro, I happened to pass by this wine bar and decided to go in. Great beer & wines as well as small plates of appetizers. Francesca who was there is extremely knowledgeable about all wines so I had a lot of fun tasting unusual wines. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

What's not to like? I'm 63 and my husband is 70, and we both had fun there, although yes, there are mostly the younger set who frequent there. As for me, I love to feel younger whenever I can! The staff here are so friendly, and they remembered us the second time we came in which, of course, made us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 14
Cuisine
Wine Bar, Bar, Pub
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
16:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 00:00
Thursday
16:30 - 00:00
Friday
16:30 - 00:00
Saturday
16:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1666 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Hayes Valley
  • Neighbourhood: Hayes Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 415-241-9463
Description
In February, 2011, Pause opened at 1666 Market Street, on the edge of Hayes Valley, in the rapidly changing Mid Market district. Pause is located in the Hub neighborhood. Our wine list changes weekly, and our food menu seasonally. Our focus is on wine grown without chemicals, seafood and vegetarian foods.

In February, 2011, Pause opened at 1666 Market Street, on the edge of Hayes Valley, in the rapidly changing Mid Market district.

Over the past 6 years, we are proud to say that we have accomplished the main goals that we had set out to achieve: provide friendly and knowledgeable service, serve great tasting eco-friendly wine, and offer a wide selection of wine-friendly vegetarian food.

We host a weekly trivia game every Tuesday at both wine bars at 7:30.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Hayes Valley
Chock full of designer boutiques, art galleries, funky shoe stores, and great restaurants, it’s hard to imagine Hayes Valley once languished in the shadow of a major freeway. Its removal allowed for the creation of an attractive boulevard on Octavia Street with a community park at its center and dozens of trendy businesses to satisfy visitors looking for a stylish respite.
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