One of the first wine-and-small-plates spots to jump on the scene in the second wave of the SoMa tech boom, District is housed in a converted warehouse near AT&T Park. Brick walls and exposed wood ceiling beams give the space a rustic, homey feel, and the wine list is equally approachable. Curated by wine director Caterina Mirabelli, it brings together some 40 by-the-glass European, Californian, Oregonian and South American selections under user- and food-friendly headings such as Aromatic Whites, Spices and Berries, and Uninhibited Reds. On most nights, the after-work crowds congregate around the horseshoe-shaped reclaimed-wood bar or lounge on comfy sofas and nibble on artisan cheese plates, charcuterie, or more substantial shareable fare such as arancini (warm risotto balls filled with melting fontina), Moroccan spiced meatballs, and butternut squash and duck confit pizzettas.
216 Townsend St
|Cross street:||at Ritch St|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 4pm–close, Sat 5pm-close|
|Transport:||Bus 10, 30, 45, 91|