The Hidden Vine reopens on Merchant Street

by  |  18-10-2011

For some reason, the Jackson Square District in San Francisco generally doesn’t get a lot of love. While a wonderful area full of 19th century, Gold Rush-era buildings, it’s completely dead after 6-7PM. The area is bounded by office buildings and little else other than antique shops. We’ve often wondered why there hasn’t been more of a scene down there as it’s an area ripe for liveliness given that it’s central to San Francisco, has few if any residential neighbors to piss off, and has a fantastic character full of brick buildings and historic architecture you just don’t find anywhere else. This appears to be changing as right next to Cafe Prague on Merchant Street (a small, one-way alley that dead-ends in to the Transamerica Pyramid) the Hidden Vine has reopened in a very new and very different setting. For those that remember the venerable wine bar, it ran its […]
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