Howells is the project of Nate Welch and his wife Chandree Welch, who goes by Chan. Nate grew up in the midwest and was always fond of the neighborhood bar his grandparents owned in the small Midwestern town of Howells. Chan grew up in California in an artistic house filled with craft projects. Both have been in San Francisco more years than not Nate working in the wine and restaurant industries for the better part of the past two decades. Both of their experiences inspired them to create Howells. A new wine and beer bar on Chestnut Street.

Howells is not your typical wine bar.

Although there is much focus on wine, Howells is not your typical wine bar. The overall feeling and experience are what they have come to call California comfort with surprises. The environment will be lively, filled with energetic music, a right balance of beer and wine choices, a healthy selection of food, and all wrapped in handcrafted interior elements. It’s worth a visit to just check out the hand-crafted bar that Chan’s father spent lots of love and time to create.


The Howells Exclusive Wine Collection

We take great pride in selecting top curated wines of all varieties.

White Wines
  • 2018 Camino De Navaherreros, Spain
    A beautiful medley of crisp dry whites from just outside Madrid.
  • 2020 Cabriz White Blend, Portugal
    Discrete citrus notes, light and airy with delicate balance and acidity.
  • 2019 Passe Colline, White Rhone Blend, Ventoux, France
    Aromas of white peach and pear. Full, fresh, and round body and well-balanced on palate.
  • 2018 Diatom Chardonnay, Santa Barbara, California
    Notes of lemon and citrus blossom, with a touch of saline and white peach on the palate.
Red Wines
  • 2020 Melville Estate Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills
    Ripe raspberry, orange zest, with flavors of bing cherry, soft black tea tannin and lengthy finish.
  • 2019 Brigaldara Valpolicella, Italy
    Light body with balanced acidity and a nice concentration of bright red fruit
  • 2018 Mongrana, Super Tuscan, Tuscany
    Notes of cherry, spice,with rich tannins, and balanced acidity-delicious!
  • 2018 Ramsay Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast, Napa Valley
    Amarena cherry, raspberry, plum, vanilla, and medium tannin


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