In Spain tapas are a way of life & a ritual.
What the tapas bar represents is more than just a place to fuel up, it’s about the spirit of togetherness. That is what we are trying to achieve, it’s always about the company you’re with.
Our goal is to capture the essence of a tapas bar and share it with San Francisco. barvale, located at 661 Divisadero Street in San Francisco’s NoPa neighborhood, is designed to be a transitional space that transports and delights. It will also function as a meeting spot for friends and as a stop among many on an evening out. Our bar will serve unpretentious cocktails, Spanish wine, sherry, and cider. Food–paella included–will be served tapas style. barvale is the essence of Spanish culture; it will be inexpensive and filled with people enjoying bites and drinks late into the night.
We work with quality products sourced from California to create a menu that evokes the Spanish way of eating, meaning plates are small and designed for sharing. We draw inspiration from traditional Spanish tapas culture to create dishes that are well-executed and simple in their presentation.
Huevo Relleno 2.5
deviled egg, guindilla
marinated olives, chili
Pan con Tomate 5
toast, tomato jam
paprika marinated mussels, potato, aioli
peppers, eggplant, burrata, olive, bread
white anchovies, spicy sauce
chicories, bagna cauda, manchego, almonds
beets, frisee, goat cheese, espelette
bib lettuce, radish,
$7 for one, $19 for three
Serrano dry cured ham
Chorizo dry cured pork sausage
Sobresada cured spreadable chorizo
Mahon semi hard cow cheese
Caña de Oveja soft sheep cheese
Valdeon cow and sheep blue cheese
for two or more
Helmed by industry vet Tim Hagney, the cocktail menu is innovative, without being too serious or pretentious. Well executed cocktails, including a variety of gins and tonics, authentic Spanish cocktails made with Spanish wine and Spanish vermouth, and a variety of spirits on tap are on display. All cocktails strike a balance between refreshing and savory, mimicking the two pronounced characteristics of sherry.