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Located in the heart of Palo Alto’s California Avenue Business District, Calave is a wine bar appropriate for just about any occasion. It has both a contemporary and vintage feel, where you can enjoy wines by the glass and on tap found both locally and globally. Calave also offers a selection of innovative craft beers with a variety of delicious bar bites to keep you satisfied.
CALAVE, "WHERE EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME"
Once the home of the Mayfield Brewery, Calave’s site has an interesting history. Before becoming incorporated into Palo Alto in 1904, California Avenue was part of the rowdy, pre-prohibition town of Mayfield. Calave's aesthetic celebrates the spirit of the former owner’s rich, pre-prohibition past.
MAYFIELD BREWRY (CIRCA 1868-1920) STOOD ON THE CORNER OF LINCOLN &
2ND, NOW CALIFORNIA & BIRCH
THE PARTNERS OF CALAVE
In 2015, Dave, Lori, Becky and James set out to create a neighborhood bar with a focus on elevating the wine bar experience. Cultivating relationships with their patrons is central to their vision. Their hard work and creativity resulted in a unique establishment where locals and out of town visitors can unwind with the best wine, craft beers and tasty food, all served in an inviting atmosphere without pretense.
NV Desiderio Jeio Prosecco $12 | $39
2012 Domaine Pfister Blanc de Blancs $15 | $53
Cremant D Alsace, France
NV Gossett Brut $26 | $91
NV Pierre Sparr Cremant D’Alsace Brute Rose $12 | $42
2008 Veuve Clicquot $164 a bottle
“Ponsardin” Brut Champagne
2006 Dom Perignon $275 a bottle
2016 MIDDLE EARTH $11 | $39
Nelson, New Zealand
2015 TRIONE “RIVER ROAD RANCH” $11 | $39
RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY
2016 Domaine De La Fouquette $12 l $42
Cotes De Provence, France
2016 Ryder Estate Pinot Noir Rose $12 [tap]
Monterey County, California
2015 JEAN-MARC BROCARD “ST. CLAIRE” $14 | $49
2013 Lynmar Estate $20 | $70
Russian River Valley
2015 Ryder Chardonnay $12 [tap]
Monterey County, California
2014 DOPFF & IRION GEWURTZTRAMINER $13 | $46
2016 Soalheiro Allo $11 | $39
2015 Milbrandt Vineyards Pinot Gris $11 [tap]
Columbia Valley, Washington
2015 RIESLING AUSLESE, HEINZ EIFEL $11 | $39
2010 Late Harvest Semillon $18 a glass
Long Board Vineyards, Sonoma Valley
2011 Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, La Fleur D’or $13 a glass
2014 Famiglia Zuccardi Malbec Malamado “Port” $9 a glass
10 YEAR TAWNY PORT $12 a glass
DUORO VALLEY, PORTUGAl
2014 LEMELSON VINEYARDS $18 | $63
Willamette Valley, Oregon
2013 Cal Ave $14 [tap]
Monterey County, California
2014 Albert Bichot Savigny Les Beaune $17 | $60
2015 Copain “Tous Ensemble” $16 | $56
Mendocino County, California
2014 Edge $16 | $56
Napa Valley, California
2014 Leese-Fitch $12 [tap]
2014 Pine Ridge Vineyards $28 | $98
Napa Valley, California
2013 Malbec, Red Schooner Voyage 4 $18 | $63
2015 Petite Sirah Vinum Cellars $13 [tap]
2014 Pago Ayles $14 | $49
2014 Chateau Mongravey Cru Bourgeois $26 | $91
2014 Cannonau Di Sardegna, Giovanni Cherchi $16 | $54
2014 “Mercury Rising” Cinnabar Winery $13 [tap]
2013 Cabernet Franc, Valdivieso $16 | $54
Colchagua Valley, Chile
2011 Tempranillo, Museum Reserva $17 | $60
2014 DAOU “THE PESSIMIST” $14 | $49
PASO ROBLES, California
NV Desiderio Jeio Prosecco | VALDOBBIADENE, ITALY
2012 DOMAINE PFISTER BLANC DE BLANCS | CREMANT D'ALSACE, FRANCE
NV GOSSET BRUT | CHAMPAGNE, FRANCE
2015 JEAN-MARC BROCARD CHARONNAY | CHABLIS, FRANCE
2014 Ryder Chardonnay | Monterey County
2013 LYNMAR ESTATE CHARDONNAY | RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY
2016 Domaine de la Fouquette | Cotes de Provence, France
2016 Ryder Estate | Monterey County
NV Pierre Sparr Cremant D’AlsacE | Alsace, France
2014 Albert Bichot Savigny Les Beaune | BOURGOGNE, FRANCE
2014 LEMELSON VINEYARDS | WILLAMETTE VALlEY, OREGON
2015 Copain “Touse Ensemble” | Mendocino County
2014 LEESE-FITCH CABERNET SAUVIGNON | SONOMA
2014 EDGE CABERNET SAUVIGNON | NAPA VALLEY
2014 PINE RIDGE CABERNET SAUVIGNON | NAPA VALLEY
2011 Museum Reserva Tempranillo | Cigales, Spain
2014 CHERCHI CANNONAU DI SARDEGNA | SARDINIA, ITALY
2014 Chateau Mongravey Cru Bourgeois | Margaux, France
Allagash Tripet Reserve 9% $9
Calicraft Oaktown Brown Ale 6.7% $8
Walnut Creek, CA
Port Brewing Co. Mongo Double IPA 8% $9
San Jose, CA
Seasonal IPA (ask your server) $9
Flight of Draft Beers (5 oz. pours) $12
CRAFT BEER BY BOTTLE
Dogfish head Indian Brown Ale 7.2% $7
Heretic Shallow Grave Porter 7% (22oz) $13
Affligem Belgian Blonde Ale 6.7% $7
CRAFT BEER BY BOTTLE (cont.)
CALAVE’S FINEST HOUSEmADE SANGRIA $9
Soft Drinks $3
Coke | Diet Coke | Sprite
Sparkling Water: Pelligrino $3 | 8.5 oz.
$6 | 17 oz.
Orange Juice $3
|| Wine & Beer List subject to change without notice and it often does ||
|| Happy Hour 4 - 6 PM everyday. $2 off wine & beer by the glass and select Bar Bites ||
WHERE TO WINE | Your Guide to Midpeninsula Winebars
. . . the decor marries a mid-century, cozy lounge feel to a slicker, glitzier, comtemporary ambiance. The mood is festive and spirited, urban sophisticated, but not pretentious . . .
PALO ALTO WEEKLY JULY 2017
BEST OF PALO ALTO 2017
Winner of best Happy Hour and best Bar/Lounge
METRO SILICON VALLEY OCTOBER 2016
DATE NIGHT CRAWLS
Spice up the usual pre-dinner drinks by sampling the sparkling and wine flights at Calave.
PALO ALTO WEEKLY JULY 2016
BEST OF PALO ALTO 2016
Winner in 4 categories: Happy Hour, Nightlife, Bar/lounge, New food/drink establishment
SILICON VALLEY MODERN LUXURY MAGAZINE JUNE 2016
...the name is a mashup of California and Avenue—is the perfect spot to take a load off. Once home to the pre-Prohibition Mayfield Brewery, the space is now dominated by a sleek black granite-topped bar, the ideal perch from which to enjoy 10 craft beers and 40 boutique wines by the glass.
PALO ALTO WEEKLY 4 DECEMBER 2015
MIXED NUTS AND MERLOT
. . . I've heard many people say Calave would fit right in in London or New York. They're right. The 35-seat space exudes a sophisticated, urban feel, headlined by a U-shaped bar with rows of wine glasses hanging above, evoking a chandelier. . .
SF WEEKLY 2 SEPTEMBER 2015
Labor Day Peninsula Dispatch
. . . Calave’s wine list is all over the world. I’d steer you towards the “European Vacation” flight that visits Barolo, Bordeaux and Rioja, or stay near home and enjoy a glass of the Santa Cruz Mountains-sourced “Lost Weekend” Sangiovese-Merlot blend on tap from Beauregard Vineyards . . .
THE CULTURE TRIP 2015
The Top 10 Bars Around Palo Alto & Stanford
A wine bar that also serves fancy craft beer? Absolutely. This modern and spunky new spot is sure to elevate the students’ drink palate. Its menu wins points for diversity and for a range of prices that’s student-friendly . . .
DAILY POST 26 AUGUST 2015
CALIFORNIA AVENUE AMPS IT UP
. . .They offer local and international wines with great craft beers. Their food offerings include truffle popcorn, a variety of artisan peanut butter sandwiches, a great charcuterie plate and more! California Avenue has definitely received an upgrade with Calave! . . .
SAN FRANCISCO KRON 13 AUGUST 2015
Yelp community manager on best Bay Area wine bars
Trying to find a place to enjoy a nice glass of wine can be challenging. There are so many to choose from, especially here in the Bay Area. Add to that, so many wines to choose from — Red, white, rose. Here to help us out is Yelp community manager Candice Gatlin . . .
PALO ALTO WEEKLY 29 JUNE 2015
Calave wine bar opens in Palo Alto
...Owner Lori Romero lives in Campbell, but spends much of her time in Palo Alto, where both she and her husband work. She said they often griped about not having a lot of places for people their age (she's in her 40s) to get a nice glass of wine and socialize . . .
DELISH OCTOBER 2017
M-W 4p - 10p
Th-Sa 4p - 12a
Su 4p - 9p
HAPPY HOUR 4-6p everyday
Only 21 years and older permitted.
No reservations taken unless you are booking a large party event at least one week in advance. We are generally a first come first serve bar. See RESERVED EVENTS page for pricing and policies.
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