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Pause Wine Bar

) #1,648 of 4,533 Restaurants in San Francisco €€ - €€€ , ,
1666 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5949
+1 415-241-9463
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
12 Jan 2017
“Great place to chill out”
17 Jun 2016
“A fun place to chill with wine”
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Wine Bar, Bar, Pub
€€ - €€€
1666 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5949
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1 - 10 of 17 reviews

Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Syrowe
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.

Thank 304McQueen
Reviewed 13 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...More

Thank Christopher M
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!

Thank Jonathan T
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.

Thank Amy W
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...More

Thank cleanairgal
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....More

Thank TychoOslo_Norway
Reviewed 24 September 2014

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

Thank TychoOslo_Norway
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...More

Thank travelwithpam
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,...More

Thank Dorothy J
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
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$6 - US$14
Wine Bar, Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:30 - 00:00
16:30 - 00:00
16:30 - 00:00
16:30 - 00:00
16:30 - 00:00
16:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1666 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5949
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Hayes Valley
  • Neighbourhood: Hayes Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 415-241-9463
  • E-mail
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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