Located in the Gateway District on Vine Street, 1215 Wine Bar and Coffee Lab blends the best of both worlds — handpicked wine parings and artisanal coffee.
The handcrafted coffee is brewed by the cup, to order, and features everything from pour-overs to cortados. And the cost-effective and heavily poured wine flights are curated by Daniel Souder, sommelier and wine director. Each $15 wine flight from 1215 comes with three generous pours — a selection of sparkling, white, red, mixed or well-sourced regionals — and each of the glasses comes with a hand-written number on the foot — 1, 2 or 3. A notecard lists which wine is which, but keep it flipped over and savor the attributes of each glass to guess what you’re drinking. A biodynamic sangiovese? An acidic and mossy Greek white? Use the menu for tasting tips. You don’t win anything if you’re right, but you do get to keep drinking your wine.
You can also buy bottles to go (or drink there for a corkage fee), wines by the glass, beer and a selection of small plates, bar snacks and dessert.