Best Of 2020

Best Restaurant Design Revelation: Sonder Social Club

Sonder Social Club

There are many handsome touches in Dunedin’s first craft cocktail bar. Hip cane-back chairs with leather seats, round variegated black marble tables, a long tufted banquette in a rich shade of hunter green. But Christina Feinstein’s design pièce de résistance is the library shelves in the corner reminiscent of Downton Abbey. They’re actually hidden doors lined with books like something out of Agatha Christie. Upon close inspection, a peek behind the doors reveals lovely restrooms to wash the crumbs from your dainty hands. It’s a delightful surprise. sondersocial.club —Jon Palmer Claridge

See all winners from Best of the Bay 2020.