//San Francisco Cottages & Gardens Magazine//
//WINE & SPIRITS MAGAZINE//
Wine & Spirits Magazine - October 2016 Issue - BIRBA listed as a Wine & Spirits SF50! "The W&S SF50 - It’s easy to eat well in San Francisco. But where to get an exceptional cocktail or glass of wine to match? Here are our staff favorites, both classics and cutting edge, for dining in the SF Bay Area."
Wine & Spirits Magazine - October 2015 Issue - BIRBA earns a place as one of SF's New & Noteable Restaurants!
//THE BLACK LABEL//
Birba is a Hayes Valley wine bar that stands out among the rest. Its rustic décor is simple, stark and white. The wine list and menu are much more than appealing - you’ll want to try everything. The experience here borders on surreal, and its smallness adds to the allure even more. Even if you’re here only to drink some of their unique wines, don’t skip dessert. The salted caramel pot de creme is a dream.
//KQED - BAY AREA BITES//
Birba (Hayes Valley): Yes, there are a lot of wine bars in Hayes Valley, but the small neighborhood spot Birba was a welcome addition when it opened in the spring of 2015. It’s a tiny bare space, with concrete walls, but the feel is laid-back. You’ll find a wide range of primarily European wines, and a few cocktails and beers. You can even order a gift box, which you might want to do for some of the particularly one-of-a-kind bottles. Try the tapas and sandwiches, and save room for the salted caramel pot de creme.