Yes, we're still bitter about the closing of La Barca (RIP), but if someone was going to take over the space, we're glad it was the guys from R Bar. Come for the "aggressively discounted happy hour", stay for the bocce, but just get out of there before it's too late, because, thanks to Stock in Trade's popularity, The Herpes Triangle (Balboa, Eastside West, and formerly-City-Tavern-now-Sabrosa) is now a quadrilateral.
You'll probably walk into the Balboa thinking you're just going to order a drink or two and then head elsewhere. Instead, many more than that later, a cougar will have her claws into you and you'll be summoning an Uber to take you back to her place. And you will have a to-go burger with you.
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Daisy Barringer is Thrillist's SF Editor and she has not made any of the bad decisions on this list. Okay, maybe one, but she's not telling which. Unless you ask her nicely on Twitter @daisy.