Happily, it ended up being the ideal place to unwind after work. It's a small space, with only nine stools at the bar and a few wood-topped tables, giving it an intimate vibe. Sugarvale markets itself as a wine, cocktail, and charcuterie bar, and although it has a respectable-looking list of wines (but don't expect a list as extensive as a full restaurant), we decided to go straight for the cocktail of the day, Bernard and the Hound ($6 during happy hour). It combined cognac, pineapple juice, lime, sage liqueur, rye whiskey, and a sprig of rosemary, and while the pineapple juice was a little too sweet for our tastes, it wasn't too overwhelmingly sugary. We were delighted by the pale spirit ($9), which combined vermouth, mezcal, lime, jalapeño syrup, soda, and cucumber slices for a refreshing cocktail with notes of smoke and heat flavors.