Time Out Magazine Names 20 SPOT Among “Best Wine Bars in America”
Check Please! Bay Area – Review
San Francisco Magazine
“Where to Eat Now – Wine Bars Step Up Their Game”
By Josh Sens
“My top choice of the year is 20 Spot (3565 20th St., at Lexington St., 415-624-3140) in the Mission, from Bacchus owner Bodhi Freedom. See a name like his, and you worry about Deadhead posters and patchouli. But with help from Wylie Price (who designed Trick Dog and the Presidio Social Club), Freedom has refashioned the former record store into Don Draper–like digs, with Eames rocking chairs in a lounge out front and orange globe lights glowing above the bar.
From a small, stoveless work space… elevated bar-appropriate fare (the bottarga-dusted, flower-garnished deviled duck eggs deserve special mention) its own in many of the city’s finer kitchens. You can call the place a wine bar, but it’s more like a very good restaurant that has some very nice things to drink.
20 Spot Video Review
San Francisco Chronicle – Bar Bites
“20 Spot: Mission Newcomer Has Claim Among City’s Top Wine Bars”
By Jon Bonné
The Valencia corridor has been at full tilt this past year, sure. But a long-awaited salve for San Francisco’s drought of great wine bars arrived in March, tucked just off the Mission District’s latest thoroughfare.
20 Spot opened on 20th Street, in the corner location formerly held by the Force of Habit record shop. Owner Bodhi Freedom previously tailored the minuscule Bacchus wine bar to its Russian Hill locale, and his new entry would be no different – quirky and intimate without dipping into esoteric.