Reviewed by Lucie D.
"The first time I hit Magnolia was for brunch- and oh would I hit it again. Good food, not insanely outstanding but not disappointing at all. A fairly ..." more
1398 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
Party Earth Review Equal parts cocktail bar, European-inspired café, and book exchange, Two Sisters Bar and Books caters to thirsty gullets, hungry stomachs, and literary minds. Retro details like cream and red toile wallpaper and a vintage cash machine set the stage for the narrow space and its handful of candlelit dark-wood tables, where ... more
579 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Bar / Gastropub
Party Earth Review Though it’s named in honor of Trappist monks who brew some of the finest craft beers in the world, The Monk’s Kettle is far too busy to pass for a monastery. The cozy gastropub’s carved hardwood bar, Beaux-Arts booths, and vintage lighting give it more of a classy European café vibe, setting it apart from the dives that ... more
3141 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
San Francisco gastropubs are popping up all over the city to offer cushy cuisine and potent potables without the muss, fuss, and gasp-inducing dress codes (and prices) that typify so many froufrou food establishments. Luckily for noshers in the know, San Francisco has a bevy of delectable and down-to-earth options to choose from.
Boasting a yesteryear European flair, The Monk’s Kettle in the Mission serves up a slew of steins, wines, and of course a bowl-you-over menu of beers, favored by low-key culture hounds in search of high-end food and unique libations.
The Sycamore is another must in the Mission for a louder, more laid back, and decidedly DL vibe. Raucous revelers snap up decadent fare like pork belly donuts and mac & cheese bites as they pore over a mélange of microbrews, varietals, and board games.
As for the Republic in Cow Hollow, this bar draws yuppy-ish, sports-rowdy patrons who brandish their beers and bellow over the victories (and bumblings) of their favorite teams, nosh on classic grill food, and corral their lady folk into quaffing a few more clever cocktails.
The gastropubs of San Francisco are sure to please even the most savvy sippers, without the pretension, arched eyebrows, and pinky lifting.