Public Services Wine & Whisky
This bar from sommelier Justin Vann and Oxheart chef/owners Justin Yu and Karen Man uses both its menu and its pretty, Victorian-era decor to separate itself from all of the other recent openings downtown. Whether during a quiet weeknight visit or during a more bustling Saturday night service, Public Services attracts patrons who appreciate the ability to pair a well-chosen glass of sherry with their whisky of choice, as well as the hyper-knowledgable service led by Vann and general manager Sean Jensen. Add in bar snacks from the Oxheart kitchen, including a cheese plate that features Mann's peerless biscuits, and Public Services becomes the sort of place that's both intimate enough for a date night and comfortable enough for a small birthday gathering with friends.
Want a deal? Bottles of wine are half-off every day from 4 until 6:30 pm.