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Head North And Explore Downtown Napa

May 6, 2012 1:23 PM

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Reporting Liam Mayclem

Wine Country isn’t just tasting rooms and rolling vinyards. Head north on a daytrip to explore the new and improved Napa Riverfront and downtown area. This flourishing neighborhood is experiencing a renaissance of cuisine, shopping, splurging, staying, and of course, sipping.
uptown theater napa Head North And Explore Downtown Napa
Napa’s Uptown Theatre
1350 Third Street
Napa, California 94559
(707) 259-0123
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Located in charming downtown Napa and surrounded by beautiful rolling hills in Northern California’s wine country, The Uptown’s Theatre’s 860 theater seats afford patrons with a truly unique concert experience run by a truly unique local. Check out rock stars, authors, celebrities and comedians in an intimate venue with a Art Deco feel. Don’t forget to try the “elevated pub fare” of the attached Courtyard Cafe, a cozy, covered outdoor dining pavilion.

Bounty Hunter Wine Bar and Smokin’ BBQ
975 First Street
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 226-3976
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The knowledgable folks at Bounty Hunter consider themselves your personal sommelier and wine country advisors. For sixteen years now, they’ve made it their business to track down the hottest wines the world has to offer. Bounty Hunter goes to great lengths to bring you luxury wines at manageable prices (not to mention an all-day Monday Happy Hour.) Into more than wine? Do not miss Bounty Hunter’s amazing BBQ. Liam’s Fave: Beer-can chicken.

Ubuntu
1140 Main Street
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 251-5656
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Michelin-starred vegetarian-Mecca Ubuntu has been shuttered through the winter of 2011-2012, but is scheduled for a grand reopening in the Spring of 2012. In the meantime, their attached yoga studio remains open for (relaxing) business with daily classes and week-long workshops. Don’t forget to shop the Ubuntu Annex, your one-stop shop for handcrafted wines, prepared foods, gifts for the body and home, and of course, super-chic yoga wear.

Grace’s Table
1400 2nd Street
Napa, Ca 94559
(707) 226-6200
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Grace’s Table celebrates the classic American mix of world cuisine. Ethnic heritage from every corner of the globe appears at one point or another on Grace’s eclectic menu, from Alsacian Flamenküche Flatbread to Argentinian Empanadas. You won’t want to miss Grace’s Happy Hour, with seriously discounted bar bites; perfect gourmet sustenance after a day in the Napa Valley.

Silverado Resort and Spa
1600 Atlas Peak Road
Napa CA 94558
(707) 257-0200
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Spanning 16,000 square feet, Silverado’s Roman-inspired spa is the largest private resort spa in the region and offers endless opportunities for unwinding. Indulge in one of Silverado’s several body treatments, or splurge on an entire spa package. The resort boasts two world-class golf courses, a whopping ten swimming pools, spectacular tennis courts, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and because this is Napa, a spa Happy Hour. Spend the day, or even better, spend the night.

Ready for your next adventure? Head over to Eye on the Bay’s Travel & Outdoors section and discover the best of the Bay.

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