Hi Felicia Spinoff Wine Bar, Called Sluts, Opens In SoMa

Hi Felicia Spinoff Wine Bar, Called Sluts, Opens In SoMa

The promised wine bar offshoot of Oakland’s “vulgar fine-eating” outfit Hi Felicia has just opened in the former Terroir wine shop/bar house on Folsom Road — and they are serving Lean Cuisines and Chips Ahoy to accompany your purely natural wine.

There was a false-alarm tale previous summer, when Hello Felicia founder, the a person-named Imana, declared and then rescinded her announcement that she was opening a wine bar in San Francisco known as Sluts. The initial approach was for the former Destino room on Mint Hill, but negotiations with the landlord seemed to collapse at the very last minute, so Imana spoke far too before long.

But Sluts life on, and with no warning, it just opened on Friday at 1116 Folsom Street, in the previous Terroir space — which, alone, introduced purely natural wines to the community over a ten years back. As Eater reviews, the place has been decked out with purple velvet curtains, nude backyard garden statues, a stripper pole, and a blue-lit chandelier — Willy Wonka glutton Violet Beauregard was reportedly on the mood board for the room.

Also: There is certainly a neon piece guiding the bar that asks, “Spit or Swallow?”

Sluts commenced life very last calendar year as a weekly pop-up at Hello Felicia (326 23rd Road in Oakland), and Imana tells Eater she feels like opening a brick-and-mortar wine bar is “a awesome initial step” towards starting to be a entire-fledged bar operator and restaurateur.

And it feels like the occasion vibe will be in holding with other upstart wine bars like Bar Aspect Time in the Mission, which also acquired its start as a pandemic pop-up and exactly where it can be as substantially about the scene and the new music as it is about the wine. As the Chronicle set it final calendar year, all-natural wine “has grow to be a form of shorthand for Millennial-and-beneath bohemia,” and “emblematic of a specific form of urbanity.”

“I just want individuals to appear and have a seriously, really very good time,” Imana tells Eater. “I want people today to have a put to be wild and insane.”

So, long gone are the charcuterie boards and Bi-Ceremony cheeses, and the opening food menu instead options corner retail store junk food stuff, in essence: Lunchables, Chips Ahoy cookies, Lean Delicacies frozen entrees, pizza rolls, and Cup O’ Noodles.

Basically, inspite of the organic wine connection, Sluts is about as diverse as its predecessor Terroir — which specialized in European, biodynamic and natural and organic producers and pricy cheese plates — as it can be, although the rates might be related. Terroir introduced its closure in September, right after 15+ several years, on Instagram.

If you might be headed there, it can be near 7th Road, and just appear for the yellow facade with plastic dinosaur heads over the windows.