The Riddler is a Champagne bar located in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley founded by celebrated restaurateur Jen Pelka and backed by an all female list of investors. The Riddler has an extensive selection of more than 200 Champagnes by the bottle and dozens of sparkling wines by the glass to choose from: old and new, traditional classics and unusual discoveries, by the glass and by the bottle (or magnum or 9L). The Riddler’s menu plays on the brand’s high-low approach with its signature tater tot waffles, an extensive menu of caviar served with potato chips and complimentary popcorn. The Riddler also offers a variety of Champagne experiences – from guzzling chambongs (bongs filled with Champagne and meant to be shotgunned down the gullet, albeit gracefully) to sipping on “The Joan,” a glass of house white filled to the brim, or a Miller High Life, the champagne of beers. This September, Pelka will bring her famed Champagne bar to New York City in an intimate space featuring a vintage aesthetic to match the West Village’s unique personality.
San Francisco: 528 Laguna Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
New York City (coming soon!): 51 Bank St, New York, NY 10014