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Surreal cocktailing in SoMa. Heady mix of gothic and steampunk decor, there's also mezzanine lounge for a good bit of snogging. Cocktails are infused with health-encouraging Chinese botanical eleme... read more
Hakkasan takes its Cantonese cuisine west with signature swanky style in tow. Cool blue lighting, classy light green fabric booths and chairs, and dark stained cedar tables remind you of that Hakka... read more
The storied New Orleans venue named after the legendary band has made the 2,200-mile haul to Northern California, setting up its first satellite in San Francisco's Mission District. And though it l... read more
This distinctly charming coffee and cocktail bar is just the place to get a warm meal and commune with literary giants. Inspired by a Krakow bookstore, a Vienna coffeehouse, and a local bar in Pari... read more
For architecture and design afficianados, this is the first LEED-certified Gold building from architects Aidlin Darling Design, re-using existing elements from the original warehouse site including... read more
A lively spot, open to the street. Mediterranean menu, by Rudy Mihal, of mostly skewers and small plates (there's also a well-received brick chicken) provides a base for main attraction: the cockta... read more
The name of this old-timey drinking den pays tribute to fabled 19th-century California silver miner Henry Comstock. Following that theme, the "saloon" is decked out with charred hardwood floors, gi... read more
Small pub and restaurant from decorated local independent brewery, Bear Republic, is just the thing when you've tired of swirling and smelling and sipping wine. The pub grub (with a wide selection ... read more
A literal take on farm-to-table: elements of the fixtures and furniture are actually from the restaurant's farm, Long Meadow Ranch, and the building itself is a former barn. LMR produces wine, make... read more
Insert pirate joke here: San Francisco theme bar and Tiki culture have reached their highest expression, with fully baked retro concept, décor and artisanal rum menu. In tiny former Jade spa... read more
Strikingly beautiful young woman working through daunting psychological issues. In other words, the space is gorgeous - high ceilings, exposed brick, expertly finished wood walls, sleek bathrooms -... read more
Having built up a loyal following for their house wine over the last 10 years, Pauline's expanded into the space around-the-corner to feature their luscious organic reds. Small, attractive space is... read more
Brand spaking new jazz bar has grown an enthusiastic and cool, if slightly older Baby Boomer-types, following shortly after opening. The formula: warm low-lit atmo, impressive wine selection, smili... read more
An entire bar built on the theme of a customized Chevy Van - circa 1976 - featuring an actual van in the back with, ahem, a water bed. 70s Playboy centerfold spreads line the walls, CB radio system... read more
Historic Spanish-style adobe building restored lovingly by owner Michael Garcia has an ultra-cozy interior is the ideal place to waste a few hours contemplating a full bodied Cabernet Savignon with... read more
Super slick and sleek modern Chinese eatery from Charles Phan (of beloved Slanted Door) tucked in neatly next to the SF Federal building on the SOMA gentrification frontier. Emphasis is on small, s... read more
Brings sort of a Western-rancho-punko cool to SF's over-yuppified South of Market district. Quasi-trashy ambiance with barn-like walls, trompe l'oeil bird ceilings and, yes, antler chandeliers. Enj... read more
Opened with a bang on New Year’s 2009, quickly established itself as a legit choice for young people who like loud house music in dark spaces. From owner DJ M3 of the Green Gorilla Lounge col... read more
Smart, simple concept that frankly we’re mad we didn’t think of first: a tasting room featuring eight boutique Napa wineries, each with a station staffed by their own employees. Ripped ... read more
As the gaudy sign outside describes, this is a combination of Persi...
Surreal cocktailing in SoMa. Heady mix of gothic and steampunk deco...
With just 18 seats (plus 12 bar seats), exposed brick, unglaze...
Hakkasan takes its Cantonese cuisine west with signature swanky sty...
The storied New Orleans venue named after the legendary band has ma...