Food & Drink

10 SF Spots With Ridiculous Beer + Shot + Bite Deals

Published On 08/27/2015 Published On 08/27/2015
Grant Marek/Thrillist
Grant Marek/Thrillist
Grant Marek/Thrillist
Grant Marek/Thrillist
Grant Marek/Thrillist
Grant Marek/Thrillist
Grant Marek/Thrillist
Grant Marek/Thrillist
Grant Marek/Thrillist
Grant Marek/Thrillist
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1. Woodbury 685 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107 (Soma)

Right below Alchemist Bar & Lounge is this taxidermy-adorned cocktail bar. It's complete with wood paneling, chandeliers made of antlers, delicious poutine, and a second back bar serving just beer and shots.

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2. The Brixton 2140 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123 (Cow Hollow)

This Cow Hollow gastropub is named after a famous rock 'n' roll venue in London so unsurprisingly, the vibe is classy, cool, and raucous. The food menu is filled with solid American eats of the sandwich-taco-pizza-fries variety, and the bar has a solid tap beer program. Add in the weekend brunch factor and The Brixton is your go-to neighborhood spot.

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3. Hawker Fare 680 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110 (The Mission)

The Mission outpost of this beloved Oakland eatery turns up the heat with spicy Thai-style street food and Tiki cocktails. The Thai-Issan menu features coconut milk curries and grilled meat dishes, as well as spicy salads and sides like chicken fat rice and fermented mustard greens. The family-style portions, picnic tables, and massive space make Hawker Fare an island oasis perfect for a group dinner.

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4. Sabrosa 3200 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94123 (The Marina)

The guys behind The Brixton and The Redford opened this Cow Hollow spot in 2013, serving Mexican-style 'tails at its onyx bar alongside some delicious food. Service starts at brunch with standouts that go further than the typical scrambles, like the huevos divorciados: two fried eggs separated by homemade corn masa tortillas, chorizo, and black beans covered in a red sauce on one side and green on the other. Dishes like chipotle meatballs and spicy ceviche rounds out the PM offerings.

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5. Capo's 641 Vallejo St, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Chinatown)

San Francisco pizza legend Tony Gemignani (the same Tony of Tony's Pizza Napoletana) is behind this North Beach pizzeria dedicated to Chicago-style pies. Capo's specializes in four kinds of crust popular in the Windy City: deep-dish, cast iron pan, stuffed, and cracker thin. The restaurant pays tribute to the mobsters of 1930s Chicago and feels like an old-school speakeasy with red vinyl booths. As for drinks, there are more than 100 whiskies on the menu plus whiskey flights, and if you're more of a cocktail person, there's a make-your-own Old Fashioned option.

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6. Maven 598 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117 (Lower Haight)

Maven is a chic bar and restaurant in Lower Haight that pairs all of its dishes with different cocktails. The highlight of the menu is the burger, which begins with beef that's ground with a few dashes of angostura bitters and is paired with the Mr. Wiggles cocktail, made with bourbon, amaro, vermouth, and bitters. The bar's morning cocktails make it a popular brunch spot, as do the duck hash and Bananas Foster French toast. The seating is all communal, and the best seats in the house are either on the second-floor loft or at the chef's counter.

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7. Old Bus Tavern 3193 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

This casual gastropub in Bernal Heights serves game-changing drinks and eats in a cool, friendly atmosphere. For starters, the bar's 14 taps are split between OTB beers brewed in-house and a rotating selection of local craft ones. The food menu, which has a four-course tasting option, is too good to be considered basic pub fare. The desserts are listed simply by flavor ("chocolate" and "vanilla") and are thoughtful, complex, and downright unforgettable. Old Bus Tavern's menu will tempt you to order everything on it.

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8. Third Rail 628 20th St, San Francisco, CA 94107 (Dogpatch)

This great SF cocktail bar serves up delicious libations -- get anything with Mezcal, and cheers to it!

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9. Cease & Desist 2331 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110 (The Mission)

This Mission spot takes their drinks seriously, including four beer + shot pairs, draft, bottle, & can beers, and draft, pitcher, & craft cocktails. Stop in for a salami & pepperoni pizza with a shlitz & old grandad beer + shot, because everything about that is a good plan.

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