458 Grove St. Image from Google Streetview.
Hayes Valley’s newest wine bar, ~BIRBA~, is getting ready to open on Wednesday April 1st, Hoodline reports. As reported on tablehopper last April, the new spot comes from owner Angela Valgiusti, who has worked as a sommelier at Slanted Door and wine consultant at Bar Jules. Valgiusti is most passionate about Spanish, Italian, and French wines, so those will dominate the menu. There is also a selection of snacks to pair with the wine, like sausages, pâtés, and tortilla Española. The wines will range in price from $8 to $17, with a house white and red called “hairdresser” wines in a nod to the hair salon next door that has been very supportive of the project.
The space is small, with seating for only 16. In the future, Valgiusti hopes to expand into the back garden, though neighborhood concerns about noise mean she’ll have to operate for six months before applying for that permit. The space will also function as a base for Wine Guru SF, her wine consulting business. Hours are Tue-Fri 5:30pm-10pm, Sat 3pm-10pm, and Sun 3pm-9pm, closed Mondays. 458 Grove St. at Octavia, 415-519-5099.