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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
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
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
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
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
Organic wine bar on a leafy block in SOMA with the unpronouncable name. Sounds snooty, right? Owners are actually totally chill and wines are accessible and amazing—who knew Italian biodynami... read more
A "lusk," should you care to know, is an idle gent, a demographic this SoMa lounge welcomes with open arms. Housed within a 9,800-square-foot former meatpacking plant, the spectacular basement drin... read more
As elegant as imbibing gets in San Francisco. Named for the Maxfield Parrish painting that hangs on the wall, this posh lounge is the place to go for a flawless martini and beautiful scenery to acc... read more
Alcohol meets urban industrial warehouse cum art gallery, falls in love, goes steady since 1993. Cheap cover ($5) and varied tunes bring in healthy doses of posers. DJs from 5 to 10pm make Wednesda... read more
The setting: Alligator print leather banquettes showcased by warm lighting on the main floor in contrast to the bright white leather seating in the upstairs VIP lounge. The crowd: Under 30 scantily... read more
Sure, the drinks are pricey, but you enjoy them in high style. And in hand blown glasses, yet. Elite world travelers mingling discreetly with sophisticated after-work boozers quietly getting lit on... read more
Think Baby Face Nelson caressing his platinum-haired moll with the butt of his machine gun. Established in 1908, only watering hole around for years, and a gentleman’s-only club till 1972. Prohibit... read more
Cheesy fast beats throbbing on the Funktion One system, as the Mezz was one of the first clubs in SanFran to have it. In addition to serious live act booking (The Cool Kids, Q-Tip, etc) in a 12K sq... read more
Hey dude, you got my glowsticks? Twentysomething B&Ts, experimenting Asian cliques and various hoochies and tourists who don’t know any better. Massive muliti-level club (capacity 2000) w... read more
Raise your hand if you hate doing laundry. Thought so. What if you could drink while your clothes spun in the dryer? Laundromat/café combo is so the answer. Decent burgers and bar fare, variety of ... read more
Total white trash, complete with tin roof and aluminum trailer kitchen serving Tater tots, Ho-Hos and Swanson TV dinners. Bar opens onto street, making it feel like someone yanked up their garage d... read more
Trannies, tweaky birds, diehard house heads cutting up the dance floor at this legendary after-hours. Around since the ’70s, still going strong. Fake flame sconces and disco balls, pool tables and ... 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...