Calling all oenophiles and wine snobs - are you constantly left without a drink because the Mission's wine offerings are sub-par? The new pop-up upscale wine bar, by the name of Mugsy's, is for you. It's happening every other Friday at El Rio for a chance to imbibe on some killer Cabernet in the safety of your favorite dive bar.
Two nights a month, head out to the patio to enjoy four stellar wines with Mugsy’s pop-up wine bar. Focusing on wines crafted by women, people of color, and urban winemakers.
Mugsy will pour "Betelgeuse" a 2009 Sauvignon Blanc from Napa's esteemed family and Black-owned vineyard Brown Estate, a 2009 Sonoma Pinot Noir from Stomping Girl Wines, 2010 Dry Creek Zinfandel from Bayview-based Gratta Wines, and one (or two) more surprises to be announced soon.
Meet winemaker Barbara Gratta whose Zinfandel began in a garage and traveled to international heights as an award winner. Wines are $5-$10. Together with a finite batch of free oysters at 5:30 and homemade piadina (Italian flatbread) from La Piada Randagia, it's time to leave your house again.