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For the best bars in Napa, I have a soft spot for Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Lucy Restaurant and Bar in Yountville — a soft spot that borders on obsession. The relaxed vibe, exciting wine list and stellar cocktails with fresh mulled ingredients from the garden are both enchanting and memorable. Here are some other noteworthy bars:
Fagiani’s (Napa). The little things count here, starting with housemade tonic and soda water. Fagiani’s takes the concept of reinvention to the next level without losing its connection to tradition. My suggestion for cocktail perfectionists: Try the Negroni.
Morimoto (Napa). The opulent yet serene design at Morimoto makes the bar an appealing spot to contemplate a vast selection of sakes and Japanese-inspired cocktails, such as the Zen Tea, featuring Charbay green tea vodka, jasmine tea, citrus and mint.
Goose & Gander (St. Helena). A local favorite, Goose & Gander sets the mood with plush pub décor (check out the decoys) and serves seasonal cocktails and classics like the Manhattan made with vintage bourbon. (Yes, please!)