Published August 06, 2012
Thomas Crown Affair
Rooftop Cocktails in Napa
Let’s kick off the week with a little game. We say “Napa needs more...,” you say:
b) cocktails on tap
c) Manhattan-inspired rooftops
d) raw bars
e) all of the above
If you said “e”... well, no points for originality. Also: we’ve got a place for you...
Welcome The Thomas and Fagiani’s Bar at the Thomas
, a three-story canteen in a former cocktail
lounge and boarding house, opening Wednesday in Napa.
Below, a few scenarios when you’ll want to pull into this place...
When you’ve had enough wine.
Sure, they’ll have vino from near and far stocked in
a huge, 1,300-bottle cage on the second floor. But you’ll want a cocktail—classics like Negronis and
Manhattans are served on tap.
When you want to see stars.
Climb the stairs to the
top-floor bar, where you can enjoy those cocktails alfresco as you overlook the Napa River.
When you want to get back to nature.
But, you know, not too
nature—the bar has deer heads from former owner Nicola Fagiani’s brother’s hunting days adorning the
When only a massive pile of crawfish will do.
The middle floor has a sizable raw bar and a wood-fired grill
. Seafood platters come in three sizes, with rotating delicacies
like coonstripe shrimp, tea-smoked mussels and green crawfish.
They’re like regular crawfish, only more naive.
The Thomas and Fagiani’s Bar at the Thomas
813 Main St
Napa, CA 94559