8Arm’s cocktail and Japanese-style kanzume bar, INK, officially becomes 8arm Wine bar on Wednesday, September 4. The rebranded bar serves natural and biodynamic wines and is “more laid back” than its predecessor. Ink’s last service takes place Saturday, August 31.
8Arm Wine offers three pages full of by-the-glass sparkling, white, skin contact, rosé, and red wines, in addition to sherry, port, vermouth, quina, madeira, and cider. Four classic cocktails like the vermouth-based coronation and a French 75 consisting of pisco and pétillant naturel wine are also listed on the menu. A gong fu-style tea service includes eight teas imported from China, Japan, and Taiwan.
General manager and beverage director Joshua Fryer says to expect nightly wine specials at the bar, along with events such as wine trivia and wine tastings.
Food at the bar still includes a variety of tinned seafood on the menu with other wine-friendly additions such as a cheese plate, olives, and pâté and desserts from chef Maricela Vega, including churros and an apple crumble cake.
People enter 8Arm Wine from inside the restaurant’s dining room or via a separate bar entrance just off of the parking lot. Unlike Ink, people are no longer required to check in at the host stand before gaining access to the wine bar.
Take a look at the nightly wine specials:
- Tuesday: Specially-priced rosé and orange wines and late night wine trivia
- Wednesday: Specially-priced wines from female winemakers
- Thursday: Specially-priced sherry
- Friday: Vertical or horizontal flights
- Saturday: Magnum specials
Open Tuesday - Thursday, 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.