The Best Bars in Napa Valley

By Ian White, San Francisco Magazine

Image Credit: Courtesy Palisades

You probably plan your trips to Napa Valley around food and wine, but who couldn’t go for a palate-cleansing beer during the day or a bar to belly up to at night? After a pub-crawl with Chuck Meyer, owner of the brand new Napa Palisades Saloon, we’ve found the perfect watering hole for every occasion….

Napa Palisades Saloon is the brand new destination in Downtown Napa, featuring more beers and wines on tap than you can shake an empty glass at. And while the tasty bites and plethora of beers are enough to get them on this list, it’s the people and the atmosphere that make Napa Palisades Saloon stand out.

The Thomas is another name that always comes up when the best bars in Napa are discussed. A classy and lively joint, the historic location (the building dates to 1910, when it was home to another hot spot called the Thomas), classic bar feel, and the view from the rooftop make it a default first stop when you’re downtown.

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