Party Earth Review As its name would suggest, Candybar is all about dessert. But this is not a place for doe-eyed children to frolic with bags of jelly beans and chocolate bars; this is a grown-up’s confectionary, where intricate and ever... ... read full review
1335 Fulton Street
San Francisco, California 94117
Tu–Th 6–10pm, F–Sa 6pm–midnight, Su 6–10pm
Western Addition, San Francisco –
As its name would suggest, Candybar is all about dessert. But this is not a place for doe-eyed children to frolic with bags of jelly beans and chocolate bars; this is a grown-up’s confectionary, where intricate and ever-changing sweets like graham cracker guava sorbet complement sparkling wine, lemonade sorbet comes with soju, and trios of shareable cupcakes have sealed the deal on many a date night.
Lit by spidery chandeliers and contemporary pendants, vibrant eye-catching murals of koi fish, urban scenery, and local art give the minimalist space the feel of a classy gallery.
Trendy couples and groups of bubbling-sugar junkies make the venue a frequent post-dinner spot, carving their way through chocolate tarts with candied peanuts and blackberries – officially known as “Peanut Butter Jelly Time!” – toasting with fresh sangria, cozying up at the small bar, or settling in at one of the tightly-packed tables with a board game.
A solid list of plain ol’ beer, wine, and champagne are also on hand, as well as a small selection of savory snacks like cheese and salami plates for those not enticed by honey-almond panna cotta or almond brittle lathered in Nutella.
Although its delectable desserts will test the resolve of even the most devoted dieters, Candybar’s warm and friendly atmosphere makes it the perfect place to satisfy guilty pleasures – even if it means another hour on the treadmill tomorrow.
Girls on a night out, trendy couples on dates, post-work sugar junkies, and groups of friends looking to sweeten the start of their night, mid-20s to late 30s.
Free board games and art books. Small flat-screen usually tuned to sports or news. Ambient pop music.
Seasonal menu of desserts ranging from fruit tarts to cheesecakes and cupcake platters, as well as a small selection of savory snacks. Venue does not have a hard liquor license, so its “cocktails” are all made with wine or soju. Happy Hour Tu–Su 6–8pm.
Sweets $8–$10, savory snacks $16. Beer $5–$7, wine $8–$11/glass or $35–$44/bottle, wine and soju cocktails $7–$9, champagne $6–$10/glass or $35–$44/bottle.
Casual to dressy: designer jeans, button-downs, stylish blouses, low heels, funky or stylish accessories.
Early in the week for a romantic date, or Fridays and Saturdays for a busy, happy crowd getting sweet with each other.
Fly Bar & Restaurant (762 Divisadero Street) is a warm and welcoming neighborhood bar that keeps the calories adding up with mini gourmet pizzas and cheap beer and sangria.