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New Late-Night Cocktail Haven Opens in Napa

The Haven at Copia Offers Luxe Terrace Views, Innovative Sips, and Small Bites as Only CIA Can

Napa, CA – CIA at Copia is adding a new late-night destination to the Napa community. The Haven, which will debut July 28, is the Culinary Institute of America’s first cocktail-focused bar. Using The Grove’s kitchen elevator, guests will arrive at the second-floor entrance, featuring a retro floor-to-ceiling cocktail-inspired mural to set the tone. The Haven’s balcony is the place to relax in open air and take in the views of CIA at Copia’s beautiful gardens and Napa skyline.

“The Haven was born from the idea of creating a different, after-hours spot in Napa’s Oxbow District,” said Thomas Bensel, managing director at CIA at Copia. “The concept began with the idea of a pre-Prohibition lounge—guests would come in through the kitchen and pop out into a cozy, late-night spot where they could enjoy delicious food, a killer cocktail, and a great time.”

Food and Beverage

The Haven’s beverage program is a collaborative effort between consultant Josh Harris (Bon Vivants Hospitality, Trick Dog) and CIA at Copia team led by beverage educator Traci Dutton. The Haven offers a short list of creations inspired by the trailblazing author of The Bar-Tender’s Guide, “Professor” Jerry Thomas, as well as influential mixologists and trends from throughout the Institute’s history. The bar will also offer a rotating selection of tapped cocktails, alcohol-free cocktails, plus local and international wines and beers. Most prices will range between $14–$20.

Beverage menu highlights include:

  • Mai Tai Consommé
  • The Ritz Cocktail
  • Fig Leaf Daiquiri
  • Blackberry Cobbler
  • Coffee Old Fashioned
  • Napa Valley Sour
  • Dr Long Pepper
  • DIY- G&T with house-made tonic, New American style gin and fresh garden garnishes.

With a traditional Josper grill and oven on site, CIA at Copia’s culinary team created a menu of small, shareable plates that pull flavor from live-fire cooking, complementing the outdoor setting and featuring seasonal ingredients from the garden below. Dishes vary in price between $8–$24.

Menu highlights include:

  • Charbroiled Oysters (3 per order)
    smoked cherry tomato—shallot, basil, red wine vinegar, crispy prosciutto
    lavender—lemon, shallot, white wine vinegar, sarawak black pepper
    grilled fennel—strawberry, shallots, red wine vinegar, lemon, toasted fennel seed
  • Lamb Skewer “Scottadito,” Garden Salsa Verde
  • Blistered Pole Beans, Crushed Pecan Crocante
  • Grilled Anchovy Toast, Smoked Tomato Paste, Basil Oi
  • Whole-grain and Black Pepper Taralli Cocktail Crackers
  • Giardiniera-pickled Garden Vegetables

With Hague-blue walls and gray accents, The Haven is a space reminiscent of the art deco era. Statement pieces such as an original mural, custom bar, cozy furnishings, contemporary glass chandeliers and timeless barware set the tone for a fun, elegant evening in Napa Valley. Soft lights and club tunes complete the vibe.

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Kelsey Perry

Amanda Secor

About The Haven

Tucked away on the second floor of CIA Copia, overlooking the garden, the unassuming balcony feels like a secret getaway in the Oxbow District. The Haven honors the origins of classic cocktails with an emphasis on technique, presentation, flavor and high-quality ingredients, all hallmarks of the CIA style of hospitality. To learn more about The Haven online or follow on Instagram.

About CIA at Copia

Hailed a “foodie wonderland” by The New York Times, the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Copia is an epicurean destination in downtown Napa, where guests can immerse themselves in the past, present, and future of food. Located in the Oxbow District, CIA at Copia offers an array of enticing culinary experiences delivered by CIA chefs and experts, including hands-on cooking and beverage classes; lively public events and art exhibits; a signature garden-to-table restaurant; an exclusive 3D interactive dining experience; Lunch Box, a casual weekday eatery; Wine Bar, a self-service tasting experience; a culinary and lifestyle-themed marketplace; and The Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum. CIA at Copia is also a unique setting for weddings and private events. All proceeds from CIA at Copia benefit CIA student scholarships. For more information visit visit us online.

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