Scopo Divino wins the 2021 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, marking it's Fourth Year in a Row
June 28, 2021
The Award of Excellence is given to restaurants with thoughtfully chosen selections appropriate for the cuisine and representative of a range of regions and styles. These lists can vary in size but typically offer 90 options or more. This year 1,673 restaurants earned the Award of Excellence.
Scopo Divino wins Wine Spectator Award 3 years in a row
July 2, 2020
Scopo Divino, a wine bar bistro located in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, received the coveted Wine Spectator’s 2020 Award Of Excellence. This Wine Spectator award pays tribute to wine lists that do more than just excel, but those that successfully showcase a passion for exploring and sharing the world of wine, both with food and style...
San Francisco restaurants anxious for next phases of reopening
May 13, 2020
San Francisco restaurants are anxious for the next few phases of re-opening. Some are already planning what their restaurant will look like and how it will adapt to physical distancing. They say it’s all about making customers feel comfortable and safe. They’ll be changing their floor plans and layout, even adding barriers to bar seating...
The Best Date Spots In San Francisco
January 15, 2020
Take a city bursting with eligible bachelors and bachelorettes, where an impressive 58% of us are single and ready to mingle. Mix in many of the world’s top rated restaurants, bars and stimulating activity venues to choose from. And what do you have?
San Francisco’s Coziest Bars
January 15, 2020
San Francisco doesn’t have ice age winters (we don’t really have seasons for that matter), but we still deal with cold snaps and fog on a regular basis. While you could escape those bad weather days by hiding under a pile of blankets at home, that can get lonely. So go to a bar instead. All of these spots check off all the “cozy bar” boxes: They have great drinks, friendly people, and some dimly-lit moodiness...
BEST OF THE BAY 2019: Scopo Divino Wins Best Wine Bar!
October 3, 2019
48 Hills is proud to host the 44th edition of the Bay Guardian Best of the Bay! Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to the thousands of readers who voted this year. See more categories at www.48hills.org/bestofthebay
20 Great Places To Drink Wine In San Francisco
July 3, 2019
The two most ideal places to drink wine are on your own couch while wearing fuzzy socks, and at an actual vineyard with the winemaker’s border collie named Riesling sitting faithfully by your side. But when you’re running low on laundry and realize the dog is actually a figment of your buzzed imagination, you do have other options...
Scopo Divino Honored with Wine Spectator 2019 Award of Excellence
July 2, 2019
Scopo Divino, a wine bar bistro located in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, received the coveted Wine Spectator’s 2019 Award Of Excellence. This Wine Spectator award pays tribute to wine lists that do more than just excel, but those that successfully showcase a passion for exploring and sharing the world of wine, both with food and style...
The San Francisco Oyster Happy Hour Guide You Desperately Need
June 24, 2019
There’s nothing better than slurping down an oyster that’s been freshly-shucked and perfectly chilled. Unfortunately, there’s nothing worse than getting the bill after taking down a dozen or two, especially in SF where the succulent bivalves can be hella pricey. Luckily, these 31 restaurants are here to help, namely by offering great deals on oysters that will definitely get you in the mood… to eat even more oysters...
Raise your glass to the best wine bars in San Francisco, according to Yelp
May 24, 2019
Of all the made-up food holidays out there, some calendar listings carry more weight than others. May 25 is one of those days: It marks national wine day.
San Francisco, of course, has plenty of choices when it comes to deciding where to grab a glass of vino, and Yelp rounded up the city's best options with impressive wine programs and great ambiance...
Cheap Oyster Deals in San Francisco
April 29, 2019
Fresh oysters can certainly become an expensive habit, often nearing five dollars a pop at some of SF's most discerning restaurants — unless you know where to find them for a dollar (or very close to, at least). From high end restaurants to low-key watering holes and bars, there is a mollusk waiting for you in San Francisco. And because these deals often fall into the happy hour zone, there are usually great drink specials, and other discounted snacks to go along with the briny treats...
Dollar Oysters and Where to Get Them
April 24, 2019
As the name suggests, Grechetto is an Italian wine of Greek origin. A light, slightly floral white grape from Umbria, it’s ideal for late afternoon, especially if that late afternoon should also be full of bivalves. Pacific Heights wine-and-jazz bar Scopo Divino makes this clear by serving an Argillae Grechetto by the glass ($13) or bottle ($47) alongside its daily dollar-oyster specials...
Scopo Divino Honored with Wine Spectator 2018 Award of Excellence
August 7, 2018
Scopo Divino, a wine bar bistro located in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, received the coveted Wine Spectator’s 2018 Award Of Excellence. This Wine Spectator award pays tribute to wine lists that do more than just excel, but those that successfully showcase a passion for exploring and sharing the world of wine, both with food and style...
Scopo Divino: Food and Wine Therapy — and So Much More
May 30, 2018
Scopo Divino is doing a little bit of everything with their beautiful wine bar bistro space — and people are noticing. For one, they’ve already been voted best wine bar by both the Bay Guardian and SF Weekly in their “best of” issues in 2016, 2017, and 2018, respectively...
Best of San Francisco 2018
May 18, 2018
When ideologues bash California as a gargantuan failed state mired neck-deep in political correctness at the expense of public safety and economic growth — which, of course, we’re not — one common retort is heard most often: If we were an independent country, California would be the sixth-largest economy in the world...
Winning wine bars whet San Franciscans’ whistles
March 4, 2018
Located so close to the wine country, we San Franciscans love our vino. We buy it in bulk at Costco and BevMo; we buy it at Trader Joe’s and Safeway, and we like to drink varietals at home, in restaurants, and often, at wine bars. The city sports a wealth of wine bars old and new. These welcoming spots offer an opportunity to try and share wines from around the world while enjoying bar bites, small plates, and even full meals...
The 13 San Francisco Wine Bars We Go To Again and Again
November 3, 2017
The purpose of a great wine bar is often severalfold. It’s a place you go on a first date. To catch up with an old friend on a Saturday afternoon. To discover wines you’ve never heard of before. To split that one bottle you always go back to...
Toasting an Eventful First Year
October 6, 2017
S ome may mistake it for a hole in the wall, tucked away near the bustling corner of California and Divisadero, but to those in the know, the Scopo Divino wine bar has become a neighborhood institution during its first year in business. And the food has turned out to be just as important as the wine — surprising even owner Tim Schuyler Hayman....
The Best New San Francisco Brunches You’re Probably Not Eating (Yet)
October 19, 2016
If there’s one thing we love in San Francisco it’s brunch. There’s something about the waiting in line plus the promise of boozy beverages plus delicious sweet and savory breakfast dishes that makes us actually excited to get out of bed on the weekend. But even though we love of favorite brunch staples (looking at you: Zazie, Nopa, Foreign Cinema...
Wednesday Eight: Bon Appétit on the Mission Burrito
October 19, 2016
Scopo Divino, the charming and accessible Pacific Heights wine bar at 2800 California St., has launched lunch (Wednesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.) and brunch (Saturday, 10 a.m. -2 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.). There’s the same vast array of cheese and...
Divino Comedy: A Wine Bar in Pac Heights
September 25, 2016
If you haven’t been in to see for yourself, the idea of a wine bar in Pacific Heights could sound very much like a vicarage tea room in West Yorkshire — which is to say, stodgy and unexciting. But since Scopo Divino is at the northern end of the food- and drink-rich commercial section of Fillmore Street that runs down to Japantown...
Copy Of - Bay Area Bites Guide to Wine Bars in San Francisco and the East Bay
August 9, 2016
Sure, plenty of people think summer is all about beer. But when the fog rolls in, it starts to feel like time for a glass of wine. (And, really, when is it not time for a glass of wine?) Wine bars have been popping up everywhere in the last few years, to the point that the trend has almost become passé. That ...
New Wine Bar Scopo Divino Now Open in Lower Pac Heights
August 9, 2016
There’s a new wine bar that opened in Lower Pacific Heights called ~SCOPO DIVINO~ (in the former Food Inc. space). The international wine list has more than 1,000 bottles, with a focus on Burgundy, and a range of selections from the approachable...
3 Wonderful New Wine Bars to Check Out in SF
August 8, 2016
Pacific Heights was seriously lacking in wine bars—until last month when Scopo Divino opened on the corner of California and Divisadero. The wine bar, from first time restauranteur Tim Hayman, is unique because it has a membership component. Folks...
Classic Wine Bar Opens in Pac Heights; See the Menu and Space
July 20, 2016
The recently closed Food Inc. space at the corner of California and Divis reopens Wednesday, July 20 as Scopo Divino, a classic wine bar from a former Chronicle ad salesman. Owner Tim Hayman enlisted the help of restaurant consultant Erik Reese...
Scopo Divino, New Wine Bar, Opens in Pacific Heights
July 19, 2016
Cozy upholstered couches and velvety flocked chairs gather around close-packed tables. Walls the color of a glass of ripe Burgundy are adorned with gently glowing, hand-painted golden maps highlighting the wine-growing regions of Europe...
Food Inc. To Close After More Than 20 Years On California & Divis
February 18, 2016
After more than 20 years, Food Inc., a European-style cafe and wine bar known for its locally-sourced food and live jazz, is closing its doors at California & Divisadero. In its place will be Scopo Divino, a new wine bar...