SF Happy Hour Overview

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San Francisco is definitely not short on places to grab a drink. The benefit of having so many watering holes in this town is that there’s an excellent chance the neighborhood bar down the street has a hopping happy hour where patrons can save a few bucks.

Castro is a great place to start for those seeking a San Francisco happy hour. As the historical haunt of the area’s sizeable gay population, revelry and good vibes dominate the venues here. Q Bar, Castro 440, Moby Dick, Hi Tops, and Blackbird are just a few spots with price-busting happy hours.

For a more mainstream happy hour in San Francisco, the Mission is full of bars where PBR gets extra cheap during that special time of the day. At the Knockout, the late-evening happy hour lures customers in, while the karaoke, trivia, and bingo nights keep them coming back for more. Anyone who thinks canned beer isn’t the way to go can head to happy hour a few blocks over at communist-themed Laszlo for a Trumer Pils.

A solid happy hour that’s off the beaten path, but worth the trip for the free food, can be found at The Riptide in The Sunset. In addition to its drink specials, the bar offers a nightly rotation of free grub like hot dog Tuesdays, nacho Wednesdays, and DIY grilled cheese Thursdays. The Riptide also has killer views of the Pacific Ocean and a snuggle-worthy fireplace.

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