If you go through “basic training” at the tasting room you'll get a sip of their lineup, & the weekend-only tours will deepen your appreciation for the ambrosia you just enjoyed. Mehr erfahren.
Best on weekdays, this place is kind of like bar meets adult game room with a shuffle board, darts, a pool table, & a hoop shot game that's fun as hell. Mehr erfahren.
Stemming the tide with hearty bistro dishes, strong drinks & an outdoor terrace & rooftop bar to enjoy them on. Overlooking Market Street downtown, we have found the mountaintop. Mehr erfahren.
In front of the row of Victorian “Painted Ladies” houses (made famous by the Full House opening sequence), but on nice days you can spy the ocean and the Bay from here. Mehr erfahren.
This long-time fav serves authentic poke “lau lau” plate of steamed pork wrapped in taro leaves & other 50th state delicacie. Tropical drink in hand, pork & seafood, you’ll swear a breeze just passed Mehr erfahren.
This little Hayes Valley resto is one of the most charming date spots around. The menu changes daily, but expect treats like wood-grilled quail with chickpea puree, a whole baby lamb marinated. Mehr erfahren.
At Samovar, the art of tea is the art of relaxation, and we recommend going with full-blown tea service. The Russian tea service brings you deviled eggs with caviar and other snacks. Mehr erfahren.
One of those rare spans that’s beautiful form a distance - this steak & wine place has a custom-built woodfire grill to cook your meat the way cavemen intended Mehr erfahren.
Strong drinks & an old-school lodge vibe make it feel like a sailor’s bar. Just a block from the mighty Pacific, they show surf movies here every Wednesday night Mehr erfahren.
Tofu tots with miso dipping sauce sound like fun, & the lamb loli chops are a carnivore’s take on a favorite childhood candy. Best of all, from 11 p.m. to closing time all cocktails are half price. Mehr erfahren.
Nombe Japanese Cooking Class - 2 classes in June & more to come next month, after these classes you’ll be able to recreate the summer festivals & street food of Japan in your own home. Mehr erfahren.
The drinks are strong and the service, mainly from a married couple, is awesome. And, there are lots of low-slung white couches where many a friend has been made. Mehr erfahren.
SIDEBAR Wine Tavern - The draft beers go through a fancy cooling tower so that your brew has that frosty mug sensation, including a great dinner menu -- with 2 types of chicken wings. Mehr erfahren.
The idea here is to recreate Asian-style street food -- in a hip setting. The modest prices more than offset the cost of coming across the Bay to chow down. Mehr erfahren.
The oldest bar in the Lower Haight. Even people who have been visiting for years always find something new. Happy hour on weekdays & after midnight on weekends is definitely the witching hour here. Mehr erfahren.
Although many locals still ride their bikes across the symbol of not just our city, but of the promise of the American West, not many of us walk it. It may take a few hours to stroll the 1.7-mile span Mehr erfahren.
Imagine tasty skewers of meat, and little plates like tofu with shimeji mushrooms, sugar snap peas and sesame. Wash it all down with beer, sake or wine, and you have yourself a deal. Mehr erfahren.
Touted as the oldest blues club this side of the Mississippi, the Boom Boom Room was once owned by musical legend John Lee Hooker. Friendly & funky, is a mustsee for anyone who's serious about music. Mehr erfahren.
The newest sake place to grace the city, they're running a grand opening special where you can get a $1 bottle of house sake with any appetizer. The tableside, drunkenly DIY s'mores will be a hit. Mehr erfahren.
The pilates machines look intimidating, but the machine-assisted pilates, vs. the kind you just do on the floor, is the way for strengthening your core with a min. stress on the rest of your body. Mehr erfahren.
Open a few weeks now it’s already on many a gourmet’s top-ten list. Italian food with a strong folksy, salt-of-the-earth, straight-from-the-farm vibe dominates. Mehr erfahren.
Set in the old Baghdad Café spot, is this new chicken and waffle joint offering Creole pork with a side of rice and beans, shrimp-stuffed hush puppies and other soul/Southern faves. Mehr erfahren.
We don’t know if it works by rerouting our energy or if it’s just getting cared for and relaxing for an hour -- at a bargain price -- but we always seem to feel better. Mehr erfahren.
Grab a “cheddar head” sandwich and a beer and sit at one of the tables or, grab a chunk to go and embark on a nice long bread-and-cheese binge in the privacy of your own home. Mehr erfahren.
Our favorite thing to do on nice days is get a round-trip ferry ticket to Angel Island, buy a beer on the boat, and sun on the upper deck until the ferry gets back to SF. Mehr erfahren.
An aquarium, zoo and science center all rolled into one; try one of the adult sleepovers (with an on-site bar) to get in touch with your wild side. Mehr erfahren.
This old school spot serves up huge ice cream sundaes, potent cocktails, huge slabs of ribs, and jambalaya pasta with equal aplomb. Mehr erfahren.
Plenty of hearty sandwiches for lunch, & almost everything is either locally sourced or organic. Add a slew of local beer, wine on tap & a big, airy space, & we see a bright future for this place. Mehr erfahren.
Expect a fun vibe, craft beers and special cocktails made with just as much vigor. Enjoy the salty breeze. Mehr erfahren.
It's known as a dive, & has a dive crowd (mostly) with divey prices, but with white tablecloths, low mood lighting, & candles. It kind of looks like a cozy Italian joint. Mehr erfahren.
A boutique spot with only 16 rooms, ain’t cheap - but the on-site Pony Club wine bar & location make it worthwhile. Leave the car in park & walk to nearby tasting rooms & restos. Mehr erfahren.
Serves small plates like fresh spring rolls & papaya salad & has a whole list of pho varieties. They even serve beer 333, something we don’t see often enough outside of Southeast Asia. Mehr erfahren.
The drinks menu stretches back all the way to the 1600s, when punch was first popularized by rum-swilling, scurvy-avoiding sailors. Drinking your way to the present is the only way to honor the past. Mehr erfahren.
St. Germain serves sweet crepes, but the braised beef crepe, with avocado, jalapeno, cheese, tomato and green onion is the heartiest and manliest crepe we've ever had the pleasure of wolfing down. Mehr erfahren.
Tthere's a different six-layer flavor every day of the week. Wednesday's lasagna is a favorite, with wild mushroom and red wine sauce, cremini, and portobello mushroom sauce. Mehr erfahren.
With specialty rolls like oasis and rock lobster, executive chef Take Fujita keeps the culinary hits coming while the resto's sound system is dedicated to indie bands from around the Bay. Mehr erfahren.
Enjoy amusement-park-themed drinks like the cotton candy martini in the upstairs lounge. There's also a great sound system and a stage, so expect good DJs and live tunes. Mehr erfahren.
The culmination of the hyper-fresh, hyper-local cocktail movement. They grow some of their garnishes on site & contract with local farms & artisanal spirits makers. Expect awesome. Mehr erfahren.
Count on lots of American whisky, good tequila and the occasional live band. And, of course, inventive cocktails. Mehr erfahren.
This spot in Marin offers stellar Bay views and upscale food that's exquisitely prepared but not pretentious. "Approachable" is how chef Jamie Prouten describes his California-comfort food. Mehr erfahren.
The old Heart wine bar space has been spruced up a bit so that it feels just as big but a touch more cozy. Owner and sommelier David Lynch hand-picked over a 100 wines for your enjoyment. Mehr erfahren.
So close to the ballpark you can feel the excitement and hear the roar of the crowd. Pete's fills up quick but somehow manages to never get uncomfortably crowded, and the service is always quick. Mehr erfahren.
you'll be bobbing in the water just feet from the stadium and in prime location to catch a home run that would otherwise be lost to the fish. Mehr erfahren.
The dugout suites are hotel rooms meet baseball museum, decked out in the Giants' colors of orange and black and stuffed with memorabilia, a giant TV, and stadium snacks. Mehr erfahren.
With tons of reclaimed wood, comfort food and 12 wines on tap, what's not to love? It offers apps like grilled baby artichokes, mains like lamb meatballs and desserts like the boozy beer float. Mehr erfahren.
The two pies are bona fide Southern favorites -- pecan and lemon -- and their fried pickled okra is great. Add beer and wine to all this flavor, and we're there to savor. Mehr erfahren.
Come for the wonton noodle or bun rieu soup but stray from the favorites and discover the pulled pork sandwich and Vietnamese crepe (we've only had meaty crepes this good on the streets of Hanoi). Mehr erfahren.
This is the first working brewery in the Mission since the 1950s, and you can count on $3 drafts and a menu of inventive but hearty eats. Expect a big back patio for whiling away sunny days. Mehr erfahren.
A small handful of authentic and delicious German beers are served in ginormous steins, and the bratwurst is the best you'll find outside of Bavaria. Mehr erfahren.
Chotto promises the experience of a genuine izakaya-a Japanese post-work/pre-karaoke rallying point for filling up on beer, hard-to-find sake,small plates & lots of fried & skewered Japanese pub grub Mehr erfahren.
With bottle service and VIP tables, you usually only see this level of opulence in Las Vegas or New York -- and we mean that as a huge compliment. Mehr erfahren.
Sugoi Sushi is serving up more types of tuna than we know existed, and although most sushi involves raw fish, the emphasis here is on fresh seafood rather than fancy rolls. Mehr erfahren.
The roasted wild boar sausage with Yukon gold potatoes in garlic and rosemary oil is to die for, and the homemade beef jerky makes Slim Jim cry in shame. Mehr erfahren.