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“Fun place to eat!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bounty Hunter Wine Bar & Smokin’ BBQ

Bounty Hunter Wine Bar & Smokin’ BBQ
Ranked #9 of 283 Restaurants in Napa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub, Wine Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Our Wine & Whisky Bar, Smokin' BBQ & Retail Shop is located in the Heart of Downtown Napa. With an astounding lineup of over 400 highly allocated wines on the shelves available to take home tonight or have shipped home to enjoy later and 40 wines available by-the-glass, you can scan the 18 page wine list on any given day to find a snapshot of truly great wines from around the world. We recently added over 20 of the rarest and finest whiskies to our tasting menu, tasting flights available.Guinness on tap and artisan beers. BBQ served til 12am on weekends.
Mount Holly, New Jersey
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fun place to eat!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

We ate dinner there one night and it was very good. We ordered the BBQ platter and it was very good! Next time I will get the ribs, they just fell off of the bone! Nice menu, mainly meat dishes. Nice beer and wine selection. Try thr Jailhouse Merlot!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good BBQ and Service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

Stopped by on a Saturday with my daughter's softball team in between games. It was crowded, but my daughter and her team found a booth inside. Some parents found seating inside as well. My husband and I got seated out front. We didn't mind. It was a beautiful day. The restaurant seating inside is a little small, but it was a Saturday with a chili cook-off right behind the restaurant. The service was fast though. No kids menu's here, although they have smaller items like sliders. We ordered a full rack of ribs to share along with 2 sides. We weren't looking for anything too heavy. The ribs had a nice smokey flavor to them. We were given 3 types of BBQ sauce. All delicious, although a little spicy for my taste. The potato salad was delicious. The kettle chips tasted like they came from a bag. Overall, we had great service and great food.

Visited August 2013
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California
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173 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“best BBQ!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

The BBQ is amazing! Ribs, pork, chicken, beef - try it all! Get the sampler and share. It is a small place, so reservations are a good idea. Very nice wine menu also. Service was good, and the staff is very informative about the wines.

Visited April 2013
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NJ
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102 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Sales not service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Ravenous from commuting and having missed lunch, were just looking to grab a quick bite. Our waitress started with a sales pitch on the wine club and we had to interject to get our order placed. Our BBQ platter never came, but the people who were seated after us and ordered the identical plate already received theirs. We hailed down our waitress to check on our food, and she replied "The kitchen is small. It should come soon" and asked if we wanted more wine. We said we did not want more alcohol, we wanted our food. Rather than check on our meal, she went outside to tend to tables. We asked another server, who promptly emerged from the kitchen with our BBQ platter, which was cold and dry. At that point I think we would have eaten a BBQ paper bag, we were so hungry, and our waitress was not around, so we picked at it. She did come back at some point and we told her the food was cold. She offered to bring another platter, but no way were we going to wait again.

We asked for our bill, and knowing we were dissatisfied, the waitress had someone who appeared to be a manager bring it to us who said "Wow! You really plowed through that BBQ!" The food was so dry and flavorless we merely picked at it, but we were so irritated, we wanted to just pay and leave, and go grab something palatable elsewhere, but the manager hawked over us, making unwelcome small talk, waiting for us to pay immediately, asking if we needed change when we had not even paid yet. We wanted to leave, just did not want to have him standing over us while we settled up. I finally had to ask him to give us a few minutes.

The goal was sales, not service, with wine club pitching out of the gate, to offering buns with our BBQ at additional charge, offering more wine flights when we just wanted our food, dessert offers when we clearly wanted our check, and over the top behavior from the manager.

A much better restaurant with great service and vibe is Zuzu - excellent tapas, wine, and beer selection. Kitchen closes at 11p.

If it's music/bar scene you want - try Silo's at the end of Main on the Napa River.

If you want to grab quick fresh food, go to the taco truck on Soscol Ave around the corner from Bounty Hunter for the best fish taco you've ever had for only $2, and he's there 'til 10pm. Wish we had!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Dallas
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15 reviews
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“Awesome food and great location.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

although we did wait a little bit for our table pick, once we got seated the food was absolutely delicious. The atmosphere was great and the bar was full of energy. It seems to be a very popular location for the locals and out of towners. I ate so much I was overly stuffed but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I would visit again when I come back to Napa.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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