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Underdog Wine Bar & Lounge

4.2
420 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining (688)
  • Notable Wine List (626)
  • Good for Groups (473)

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About

Located in the heart of California's wine country, the Underdog Wine Bar & Lounge in Livermore is a gem. It offers more than 50 wines from around the region, and serves up vintages with delicious foods in an 1880s barrel room. Visitors enjoy wine flights that feature two-ounce pours.

The foods at Underdog Wine Bar & Lounge are classic tapas that have been designed by Chef Henry Vortriede to work flawlessly with the vintages available. A fusion of California cuisine and global fare, each dish uses only locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. Most of the tapas platters at Underdog Wine Bar & Lounge are meant to be shared and paired.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Monday
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Phone number
(925) 583-1581
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Henry Vortriede
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
S. Livermore Ave
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Entertainment
Check our calendar (http://www.underdogwinebar.com/events-calendar/) for special event dates, live music schedule, and our stand-up comedy series!
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Special events & promotions

Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 420 People Are SayingWrite a review
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4.2
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4.0
food
4.0
service
4.4
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TimH (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on July 19, 2016

Great spicy wineritas. Ea course was delic, tritip tacos especially good

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on July 12, 2016

We enjoyed the nachos and cheese plate. Both were excellent! Great patio and scenery.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on July 1, 2016

I was unable to book a table for 2, or more. I booked for 1 hoping to figure things out when I arrived, or sit at the bar. I received a call the day of my reservation from an asking if I wanted to bring anyone, my reservation was changed. (I was very happy with this service, yet thoroughly confused. I was told all tables are blocked out for busy days. I'm still trying to make sense of this. So, no one can book a table, and in the afternoon when you're trying to call, no one answers. So, when you arrive, guess what? The tables are empty And never filled up. When my friend arrived, she experienced what I experienced the last 3 times I visited. A nice hostess greets you, then tells you they have no available tables. Then she learned about the reservation. In my past experience, I was greeted the same way, but I asked if there was a bar I could sit at. "Yes" she said. Each time I visited there was 4-6 empty bar stools and standing toom too. The tables are large; those all had plenty of room as well. Each time I visited in the past, the tasting room was very busy, but the area where there was music was not. I didn't see any signs showing there was music and I'm not sure they promote it. I wondered if the large crowd in the tasting room would be interested in ordering food and listening to music. It seems like a tremendous loss. We learned that anyone can sit on the lawn and purchase a bottle of wine and enjoy the music. But no one did this. I've asked all my friends that have visited multiple times as well, no one else seems to know this. My friend and I ordered wine (a pinot Grigio that was nothing like how the server described, nor did it resemble a Pinot Grigio). We also ordered dessert, a smoked berry w/creme & shortcake. What we received was a biscuit with a creme that tasted like buttermilk. It was awful! Back to our service...it was excellent. I'd recommend the underdog because of the ambience, great music & pleasant staff, but be warned of its short comings.

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vipHELENS (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on June 29, 2016

This is our favorite go-to place for out of town guests. The setting is just perfect, great wines that compliment small plate dining. All YUM!!

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GINGERM (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on June 25, 2016

COLCANNON IS A GREAT ENTERTAINING PLACE! WE LOVE TO MEET FAMILY AND FRIENDS THERE WITH NO COOKING FOR ME AND GREAT FOOD FOR EVERYONE.

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OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
2.0
Dined on June 16, 2016

Disappointed for the first time. Service on a Thursday evening in the bar was very poor. The waitress was not well informed and had to be repeatedly asked for water, more wine and food was not served as requested. We would have ordered more to drink but decided to leave due to poor service.

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NickW (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on June 12, 2016

As always underdog has great ambiance, with their new structure and bar on the grass it is agreat place to have an easy picnic. Shame it closes so early on a Sunday!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on May 29, 2016

Underdog was very busy! We didn't mind at all - it was a beautiful day and we enjoyed the scenery!

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vipja1021 (San Francisco)
2.0
Dined on May 22, 2016

Spent 10 minutes sitting at the table with no acknowledgement from the staff and no service. When we left we stopped at the host stand to inform her we were leaving, she seemed to be more bothered that we were talking to her rather then addressing the issue.

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vipCalFan (San Francisco)
2.0
Dined on May 19, 2016

I met two friends for lunch at Under Dog. It was the perfect weather to sit out on the patio. The view is of a huge lawn (great for kids to play on) and vineyards. Service was a little slow to start. The menu had changed - not a good thing, since I loved the sandwiches I have gotten there in the past. There were two wraps and two salads to choose from on the luncheon menu. We each had a wrap and a salad (two chicken and one beef were ordered). We also ordered drinks. When the drinks came, I had a full glass rather than the half that I had ordered. (Not a problem for most people, but I didn't want to be tempted!) Then two beef wraps came, instead of two chicken. But two chicken wraps showed up a few minutes later. The food was good, so we enjoyed it. When we finished, we had to ask several times (to two different people) for a box for the extra food. Then we waited quite a while (15-20 minutes) to get our check, after asking several times. I had an appointment, so waiting wasn't really an option. We just felt quite forgotten. I will go back, but only to see if things are better. The view, the patio dining, and the wine list are great.

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