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Top Spots for Girls To Go “Wine” in the Bay Area

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Did you get some spit up on you today?  Face a massive tantrum episode in the middle of the Nordstrom shoe department?  Did you find an old piece of Pirate’s Booty in the bottom of your purse?   If you answered “yes” to any of these questions then you need a girl’s night out.  Here are the top wine bars around the Bay that are calling every mama’s name.

Residual Sugar  1684 Locust Street, Walnut Creek

This wine bar has it all!  Good nibbles and over 800 wines by the glass.  The loungy set-up helps you to forget that you just left a pile of dishes in the sink and a stressed out husband.  Enter this Walnut Creek wine bar and feel chic and swanky.  They offer great $5 pours for Happy Hour as well as an exceptionally educated staff that can help you find the perfect wine for your palate.

Va de Vi  1511 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek

We have all experienced or heard how good the food is at Va de Vi.  The wine menu is easy to navigate and makes ordering wine doable for novices. Their flights are well organized and described in good detail.   You can order flights in various varieties or regions.  With easy parking downtown and lots of fun shopping around, this spot is hot for a night out.  This is also a great spot to have a date night with your honey!

Cellar Door  4469 Railroad Ave , Pleasanton

Cellar Door is located across from the Firehouse Arts Center, as well as the Friday night concerts in the park.  The location is perfect.  This bar offers over 30 wines by the glass or bottle that have been hand selected from the Central Coast, Central Valley and from the elite regions of the Sonoma and Napa Valleys.  Bonus: they often offer a Ladies Night.

Double Barrel Wine Bar  2086 First St, Livermore

From the menu and selection of wines you would think you were in New York City, but this neighborhood gem is in downtown Livermore.  A very comfortable and friendly feel  envelopes you as you dine on tapas containing ingredients from local farmers’ markets, and sip on award-winning wines.    Double Barrel offers jazz, blues and neo-soul musicians nightly.  You and your girls can make this your own Cheers.

So what is stopping you ladies!?  Throw on your “good” jeans, some heels, and ditch the ponytail.  Go have some girly fun!

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