Party Earth Review Steelers fans, sandwich seekers, and budget-minded boozers all find something to love at Giordano Bros., a longstanding favorite over in North Beach that opened its Mission location – a part of town not exactly known for sports bars – back in late 2011. The split venue consists of a bar area to one side where yuppies and ... read full review of Giordano Bros.
Party Earth Review Smack-dab in the middle of a neighborhood better known for its high-end shopping and big-name corporations, Rickhouse is an artisanal cocktail lounge that caters to both demanding mixology nerds and overworked financial types. Business people find after-work solace in the extensive drinks menu, either with regular favorites ... more
Party Earth Review Tucked along a stretch of Polk Street lined with rowdy drinking dens, Tonic is a stylish little lounge that hosts a relaxed after-work crowd yet still caters to the routine barhopping crunch. A strong base of regulars – from young hipsters in their vintage best to older local property owners – populates the dimly lit den ... more
Party Earth Review It’s all about the blue agave at Mosto, a Mission haunt that gained instant notoriety for its 300+ tequilas, as well as its proximity to hip Mexican restaurant Tacolicious – run by the same folks – right next door. The entire ceiling is adorned with Mason jars, some of which hold random keepsakes like notes and other tokens ... more
Party Earth Review A Southern-style restaurant in the heart of Northern California’s biggest metropolis, Biscuits and Blues may be a bit of a dichotomy, but it’s also the city’s top spot for live blues EVERY DAMN NIGHT, SON! Giant colorful paintings, photographs of renowned musicians, and a big neon “Blues” sign adorn the entryway, while ... read full review of Biscuits and Blues
Party Earth Review Located several blocks down from the patchouli-scented paradise of the Upper Haight, where it shares a block packed with everything from punk dives to casual wine bars, Mad Dog In The Fog is a lively neighborhood pub with tons of beer, a diehard devotion to soccer, and regular trivia nights that are the stuff of legend ... more
Party Earth Review Catering daily to the discerning Marina party crowd, CIRCA is a chic and trendy lounge that’s equal parts restaurant, dance club, and budget-friendly mimosa lover’s paradise. Reminiscent of a classy hotel lobby, the ground floor features high ceilings, thick square pillars, and dark oak paneling, all a-twinkle with soft ... more
Party Earth Review Tapas and beer are on the menu at ThirstyBear Brewing Company, a cavernous brewery and restaurant that gets chock-full of city denizens in need of Spanish cuisine and freshly brewed pints. The round wooden tables that surround the central bar and line the exposed brick walls are taken over by tech workers and tourists at ... more
SF’s variety of nightlife extends well beyond its world-famous famous food, as city denizens are equally enthusiastic when it comes to the myriad lounges and bars and clubs in San Francisco. Happy Hour-happy hipsters flood the mixology hotspots, wine-centric lounges, and gastropubs that line Misson and Valencia Streets in the Mission and dive bar-lovers have plenty to play with in the lower Haight.
On the other end of the spectrum, post-grads prep it up in the upscale Marina meat-market or join bar-hoppers along Polk Street in Russian Hill, while in The Castro, a plethora of bars and pubs waving rainbow flags cater to a vibrant gay community, but are welcoming to all stripes.
And then of course there’s the wine culture, no doubt influenced by some of the greatest wineries in the world located a mere hour’s drive north in Napa Valley. Young professionals and discerning students dip into wine flights and straight-from-the-barrel glasses at cozy neighborhood dens all over town, while trendy ladies and wealthy finance executives sip sophisticated new varietals at swanky Downtown lounges and hotel bars.
When it comes to nightclubs, San Francisco nightlife isn’t exactly exploding with options, but there are still some dance-heavy bars and clubs Downtown and in the formerly industrial SoMa that cater to both the see-and-be-seen crowd and the electro DJ lovers.