The Riddler

Wine Bar

San Francisco, USA

Kassie Borreson

About The Riddler

The Riddler is permanently closed.

If there is one style of wine that goes with every food out there — or without any food at all — it would probably be Champagne. The Riddler has made Champagne (and all that bubbles) the focus of their charming little corner space in Hayes Valley. An oversized black-and-white photo of Jacqueline Bissette drinking Champagne out of a coupe glass (Veuve Clicquot, if you must know) sets the mood for guests blowing into the vintage French nostalgic bistro space. Patrons tend to be a mix of individuals celebrating life’s hallmark moments with special vintage bottles (or a few rounds out of the “chambong”) and those who are simply toasting the end of a long work day with free popcorn and a glass or two of something fresh.

About the The Riddler Wine List

Anyone looking to turn it up might peek at the “bucket list” section, where one finds the Salon, Vouette & Sorbée, and some mid-century Charles Heidsieck, among others. There are also plenty of magnums here, which enthusiastic sommeliers will gladly slice open for you.

Wine Tasting at The Riddler

$30, waived with purchase of bottle on the list


Frequent events and winemaker tastings as advertised on website.

Wine team

  • Mary-Catherine Edmondson
    Lead Sommelier
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