The bar area at the new Scopo Divino. Photo courtesy of Scopo Divino.
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 to the obscure. They are using the Coravin system to pour tastes; there are also wine flights and beers too. First-time owner Tim Hayman brought on Erik Reese (Mayes and Catch) to consult, and there’s a rather extensive and sophisticated food menu, with daily oysters, bruschette, small plates, and of course cheese and charcuterie. The chef is Mark Cina (formerly Monsieur Benjamin and Benu).
It has a cozy residential style, with an alder wood bar, tapestried lounge chairs and sofas, and artichoke print wallpaper by William Morris & Co. Regulars and neighbors will want to check out their Club Divino membership program: for $15 each month, members get 20 percent off all wines ordered on-site and 24 percent off all takeaway. One thing to note, since you’ll be drinking and may not notice: “10 percent will be added to all checks for San Francisco City ordinances and to provide a living wage to all employees.” Open Wed-Sun 3pm-late (kitchen is open until 10pm). 2800 California St. at Divisadero, 415-928-3728.