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Underdog Wine Bar & Lounge
Underdog Wine Bar & Lounge

Underdog Wine Bar & Lounge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.UnderdogWineBar.com
  • Phone: (925) 583-1581
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday-Thursday 11:30am-8pm
    Friday-Saturday 11:30am-9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Chef Eric Berg
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Dine in our private library which houses over 500 of Concannon Vineyard's rare vintage wines. Menu offering can be selected from our menu or a custom menu can be arranged to meet your event needs. Whether it's a business gathering, girl/guys night out or just to get together with friends; Underdog Wine Bar is the place to be!
  • Private Party Contact: Jeremy Ponzio (925) 583-1592
  • Entertainment: Check our calendar ( www.UnderdogWineBar.com/-Events ) for event dates, live music, and stand-up comedy!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S. Livermore Ave
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Underdog Wine Bar & Lounge
Located on the historic, Concannon Vineyard landmark estate, the Underdog Wine Bar is an urban oasis featuring over 50 award-winning and premium wine selections from California and around the world. Our nationally-celebrated chef is driven by his passion to create unique, global cuisine which “embodies local, fresh and flavorful nuances,” and our focus is to pair perfectly these culinary creations with intriguing wine flights of discovery. We invite you to enjoy a memorable experience in a casual, cosmopolitan ambiance amid the romance of the vines… where delighting our guests is always the center of our attention.Continued
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "The food has always been great! The two things that keep bringing me back is the food and the atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We came here for a pre-theater dinner. Enjoyed two flights of excellent wine with salad, cheese, and small plates. I ordered the tuna sliders, which was just a really good tuna sandwich, while my husband had the leg of lamb - which was on the small side, but he said was quite delicious. The cheeses were fresh and went really well with our flights. We ordered the Interesting Reds and Interesting Whites and were not disappointed. We sat indoors (our outdoor seats were given up since we were 30 min late to our reservation, which was fair), but inside was very quiet and cozy and the service was great. Overall, I would recommend the place as an excellent bar for lunch/brunch/dinner, especially if you're out on wine tasting tour."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "My friends and I dined at the Underdog last Thursday night before seeing "Pride and Prejudice". It was a wonderful way to start our evening. The food, wine and setting were lovely. I will come again."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Comfy seating outside with ceiling fans, music and a patio style feel in a park-like setting. Wait staff is very attentive. This is a great place for outdoor lunch."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "A bit disappointing - the lamb was very dry and the veggies crisp, pulled pork sliders were dry (needed some kind of BBQ sauce) and tuna sliders were dry without much taste (again needed something) - the gnudi and wine were good. Needed more servers as the ones there seemed frazzled. Also music was so loud no one could talk."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The dinner at Underdog was perfect on the temperate patio just before seeing "Pride & Prejudice". When we first looked at the menu, we thought, "one of each". The cheese plate w/prociutto, leg of lamb, and mixed salad were wonderful. The ricotta gnudi were disappointing and doughy. Keep in mind, they really are small plates - so two of us shared four items. With a glass of wine the bill was around $75. We'd definitely come here again before a show."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Food was great. Service was outstanding. Vonnie was outstanding.................................................................................."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We were disappointed at how limited the menu has become. What we had was very good but I don't know that we will go again. The service was terrible. The waitress was absent from the table and, for a restaurant at a winery, you would think that the server would ask if we wanted a second glass of wine. And why wasn't the winery's wine more prominent on the menu? Trouble in paradise? Notably down hill from last year. Sorry to see Livermore Shakes leaving Concannon. Don't know that we will have a reason to go again."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Very pleasant place always. Vibrant atmosphere, good food that pairs well with the wines. Excellent service."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The staff is very knowledgable about the food they serve and good food wine pairing information as well. The back lawn is beautiful and overlooks the vineyard and it is beautiful and cheerful."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "So much potential. Such a beautiful scene. The food and service always disappoint. Someday this place will be great with the right owner/chef."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I tried the Underdog for a drink and dinner after the work week. It was nestled behind a winery. The hostess was less than friendly. There was a surprise of music on the patio so we sat out there. The weather and view of vineyard country were very pleasant. The band was (sadly) boring. The Corozon drink was delicious. The Tuna Sliders and Lamb small plates were edible but not tasty. The desserts of lemon marenge pie bites and pecan truffles were very different from each other and pretty good. The servers were friendly and enthusiastic. I would go back and order the same drink and some different food."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Underdog was outstanding; OpenTable leaves a lot to be desired--e.g., complete and accurate confirmation. OpenTable would not accept my eMail queries. I finally had to drive out to Concannon to make certain that our specific requests had been confirmed. After that, Underdog [at Concannon] was extremely helpful, even calling me to ask if we wanted to change to indoors in the face of weather prediction. I haven't figured out why Concannon even needs a third party reservation system to begin with. OpenTable was completely ineffective, and served only to complicate the experience. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Great food and wine experience. The only potential problem was their system did not have the reservation noted. Luckily for us it was not busy the night we went and we got a table for 4. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The wine selection is fun but don't come here hungry. It's not a lunch spot for sure. They have small/tiny expensive plates just as a little food to go with the wine."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Noticed that the menu changed.Before the menu was geared for people to share and was more user friendly,now it's geared to the individual and not easily shared.Items are too exotic and require. Utensil use!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The service was a little spotty, but we were treated with dignity and respect. I would have preferred live music but the mood was satisfactory."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This place was beautiful sitting outside and the view was awesome. Plan on going back many times in the very near future."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Always love our visits to Livermore and our regular stop at Underdog!"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Great find in the Livermore wine country. It has a great atmosphere and the food was excellent. We loved sitting on the little love seats while sharing our small plates of food. Great lunch place as it is not that busy at that time."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Toured Concannon Winery then had a wonderful lunch experience at Underdog, Outside seating featured couches for a relaxing leisure eating venue. Food was small plates, several to choose from all were well prepared and tasty. We were able to enjoy the view and watch several families playing games on the lawn while we ate---nice seeing parents and kids playing. Would definitely recommend it to friends."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Great Place to sit and visit with Friends, while enjoying good food and wine."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We are members of the winery but had never tried the wine bar. Tried it Saturday and we were very gad we did. The service was great. We just had three types of cheese with warm bread and Rosmary Almonds, It was a great way to relax and start off our Saturday afternoon."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Made reservations but didn't need them. Root vegetables on endive leaves for an appetizer. Excellent , much better than it sounded. Next up duck sausage for me followed by the meat loaf. Excellent! Wife had lentils soup and the pulled pork, since we shared I know these were very good also. Dishes came a little too fast but that's better than too slow. Also had glass of wine, diet coke and an ice tea. $71 without tip. I'll go back."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We tasted wine in the Concannon tasting room and followed up with dinner at the Underdog Wine Bar. The experience at Underdog Wine Bar was enjoyed by every one in our party. Voni provided us with excellent service to compliment the food. We will definitely go back to Underdog Wine Bar."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Went to Underdog early on a Tuesday night, so was not crowded (we were the first to sit at 5:30). Food was great -- had the shredded BBQ pork, and shared the big cheese plate. Both were yummy. Great service and help picking out wine, which worked out well for all 3 of us. I had the bubbly flight -- recommend if you like sparkling wine/champagne."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "It has never disappointed me from a food and wine perspective. The servers are friendly and helpful."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Ben here twice now. summer and winter. Prefer summer to sit outside less noise level."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "I had been here once before and enjoyed it; however this time while the food was ok I really could not recommend this restaurant to anyone. Nothing on the menu was very exciting."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "We travel quite a distance to dine at Underdog and it is always worth it! Great ambience - we love to sit outside in the comfy, welcoming patio. We enjoy the menu - big fans of the small plates concept - allows us to experience a variety of tastes. Especially liked the flatbread and the desserts. Actually we wanted to order every item on the menu! The wine pairings are on target and we also liked the flights. Heaters and blankets combat any chill in the air. Always friendly and accommodating staff with great service. A Northern California favorite - and a great place to take friends and family who are visiting. Food and service you can count on!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Good experience. No issues with using Open Table. Overall enjoyed food but thought very overpriced. Also seating at round center settee very uncomfortable. Would be hesitant to return because of cost of food , but enjoyed wine flight."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Turkey meatballs were very dry, little flavor. Baked apple crumble was missing the crumble, and the apple was not sufficiently baked."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "I love this place and highly recommend it especially for girls day/night out activities."
    Dined on 10/22/2013
  • "It is great place to relax and enjoy great wine with friends."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Underdog is a well situated gem in the Livermore valley. nestled within a beautiful winery, this place had space for days! The views were open and yet intimate backing up to the grape vines bursting in autumnal tones. We had a very plush table on the patio next to a one-man band that totally set the tone for the evening. Our waitress was attentive and suggestive to our party of 6 and we really enjoyed the cheese platter, which was assembled by our waitress' picks. So, whether you are just looking for a glass of wine and a nosh before you move on to your next destination, or you want to catch up with old friends and get cozy with a bottle of wine and artisan tapas, Underdog is a great place to explore. Thanks!"
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "This is the best place to take guests from out of town. It is so beautiful and the food is great."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Underdog at Concannon Vineyards was one of the first "local" places we visited in the East Bay upon moving from Boston. It was fall, and we missed the colors, so we decided to spend a nice evening outdoors in a vineyard (can't do that in Boston in Oct....). We were amazed at the beautiful setting (and colors!!), the fantastic food, and the great wines at unbeatable prices. Our then 10 and 13 year old sons loved the outdoor seating -they could run around on the huge lawn while we enjoyed a glass of wine. Well, we decided to revisit Underdog this weekend, two years later, for our boys' 12 and 15th birthdays, and it was even better than we remembered. The Humboldt fog cheese was a major hit, as was the $12 bottle of wine! Perfect again!"
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "This was our second visit to Underdog Wine Bar. We really enjoy the atmosphere, the outside seating, the views, and the wine. My wife and I liked several of the wines from the flights we had, but as expected, some were simply okay. While we thoroughly enjoyed our food on our first visit, the food on this visit wasn't on the same level. The Seafood Sausage was just alright, and the Barbeque Pulled Pork was lacking flavor. The best part of our meal was the cheese plates and the almonds and olives! We would definitely come here again because the overall dining experience is exceptional; however, we would simply order something different for dinner."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "We love this place. Always friendly and professional staff in a relaxing family friendly enviroment. We will definitely be back! Thanks Underdog Wine Bar!"
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "My wife and I have been to the restaurant on many occasions but although the location and wine list is very good as is the service the food so often leaves a lot to be desired. My example is on this occasion the almond crusted brie @ $7 was just great but the seafood sausage @ $14 was poor. Two bites and it had gone. I appreciate the menu is a small plate variety but the seafood sausage was of the minute plate variety. I would rather pay a little extra and know that the food choice is going to be as good as the wine selection."
    Dined on 9/6/2013