San Francisco

Cocktails and Wine

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Alchemist

Pink Elephant (SoMa) Festive cocktails in the Financial District.

Dirty Habit (Union) Chic cocktail bar located in Hotel Zelos.

Local Edition (FiDi) High-end cocktail bar located underground. Get the Ava Gardner.

Rickhouse (FiDi) Known for their whiskey but they also have wine and artisanal cocktails.

Fig & Thistle (Hayes Valley) Rustic lounge offering a wide wine selection.

Amelie (Nob Hill) French wine and cheese bar located on Polk Street.

Nektar Wine Lounge (Cow Hollow) Wine Lounge with tasting flights. Happy hour M-F, 30% wine and small plates.

The View (Financial District) Enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail and a stunning view of the city on top of Marriott Marquis Hotel.

The Pour House (Nob Hill) Wine and craft beer located on Polk Street.

Union Larder (Russian Hill) Known for their delicious wine, charcuterie, eclectic decor. The walls are lined with an array of bottles and knick knacks. Named by the 7×7 as one of the best wine bars in SF.

Novela (FiDi) Chic library themed cocktail bar.

Alchemist (SoMa) Upscale and innovative cocktails served in an industrial fairytale-esque atmosphere. There are silhouettes of characters projected onto the brick walls.

ABV (Mission) Wine and beer.

Devil’s Acre (Chinatown) Apothecary- themed cocktails.

Press Club (Financial District) Extensive wine and beer list.

Cellar Door (Marina) Cozy wine bar with Mediterranean appetizers.

Lightening Tavern (Cow Hollow) Lively bar on Union Street.

Beer

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Biergarten

Biergarten (Hayes Valley) Outdoor beer garden serving German beer and pretzels at communal tables. Their beer menu changes but I usually order whatever dark beer they have on tap. Fun and lively atmosphere.

Black Sands Brewery (Lower Haight) Trendy gastropub.

21st Amendment Brewery (Financial District) Brewery close to At&t park.

Tipsy Pig (Marina) Gastropub with craft beer and great Bloody Mary’s.

Woods Polk Station (Russian Hill) Good beer selection.

Café Prague (Financial District) Czech bar serving $10 pints.

Fort Port Beer Company (Ferry Building) Small craft brewery in the Ferry Building.

Anchor Brewing Taproom 

 

Taco Tuesday

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Rosa Mexicano

Nick’s Crispy Tacos (Russian Hill) Great Taco Tuesday deals. $6 for 2 large and delicious tacos. Be sure to get them “nick’s way” which adds guacamole and a crispy taco inside your taco. This is a pretty lively and rowdy Taco Tuesday scene.

Uno Dos Taco (Financial District) Fun place for taco Tuesday. Festive and lively atmosphere.

Garaje (Financial District) Trendy Mexican bar with eclectic garage decor.

Rosa Mexicano (FiDi) Chic Mexican restaurant known for their guac.

The Hidden Vine (Financial District) Wine bar

 

Drink Deals

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Happy Shabu Shabu

Monroe (North Beach) On Friday there are $1 starting at 6pm. The drinks go up $1 each hour.

Happy Shabu Shabu (Lower Pac Heights/ Japan Town) Japanese shabu-shabu. It’s $40 for unlimited meat, sake, and beer.

Coffee

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Le Marais

Blue Bottle (Multiple)

Philz (Multiple)

Le Marais (Marina)

Coffee Bar (FiDi)

The Brew (Russian Hill)

Hole in the Wall (North Beach)

Saint Frank Coffee (Russian Hill)

The Mill (Alamo Square)

Jane on Fillmore (Pac Heights)

Four Barrel Coffee (Mission) Super Duper serves it until 11am!

Réveille Coffee (North Beach)

Wrecking Ball Coffee (Cow Hollow)