1. Mazarine Coffee720 Market St, San Francisco
2. The Progress1525 Fillmore St, San Francisco
3. 398 Restaurant & Bar398 Geary St, San Francisco
4. Hogwash582 Sutter St, San Francisco
5. The Basement, San Francisco
6. Brewcade2200 Market St #102, San Francisco
7. The Devil's Acre256 Columbus Ave, San Francisco
8. Cockscomb564 4th St, San Francisco
9. SOMA Eats184 2nd St, San Francisco
10. Burma Love211 Valencia St, San Francisco
Mazarine Coffee in FiDi serves a little bit of everything. The menu features speciality espresso from all over the world, Nitro coffee blends, beer, wine, and French-inspired food. Thanks to blazing fast WiFi and plenty of seating (indoor and outdoor), it's a godsend for all those freelancers types.
With lines out the door every night at State Bird Provisions, it’s no wonder the team launched a follow-up to the perennial hotspot spot. If State Bird is all about small plates, The Progress emphasizes communal eating. Snag a seat at the lazy Susan-equipped Balcony Table that perches above the restaurant and get ready for a six-course, family-style feast of classic Californian food.
This European-American restaurant has everything you like, seriously. Bone marrow, Caesar salad with lobster on top, braised pork belly, three different cuts of steak, and a kickass selection of handcrafted cocktails.
With over 30 beers on draft, this Union Square taproom is a beer drinker’s paradise. It’s the perfect marriage of craft brews and elevated bar snacks, the latter of which includes house-made sausage sandwiches, curry fries (with an almost obligatory fried duck egg add-on), and fried pickles. It's a counter-serve, so after you place your food order at the bar, snag a seat at one of the communal tables with a beer -- be it a local IPA or Belgian sour -- in hand.
Don't be fooled by The Basement's narrow bar. Downstairs, there's a cavernous basement for live music and DJ shows. They are serving beer (eight drafts, including Goose Island and Dogfish Head), wine, 12 flavors of infused sojus (vanilla and ginger are just two from which to choose). Head there before 8pm for $2 off cocktails and $1 off beers.
Get this: Brewcade's an arcade-meets-bar on Upper Market where you can spend hours playing classic video games like Ms. Pacman and Street Fighter. That’s twenty-one games, 24 beers on tap, and 70 more in bottles and cans, to be exact. It’s the perfect spot to bro out with friends or lessen an awkward first date because there will be something to distract you from the standard “So what do you do?” talk that usually marks that initial encounter.
This North Beach spot is serving up apothecary-themed cocktails in an expansive space with a hidden basement bar. The Devil’s Acre pays tribute to the Barbary Coast with period-specific cocktails that are billed as “remedies.” And the theme doesn’t just stop at the cocktails -- the bar staff wears leather smocks, there’s an 1890's cocktail shaker, the menu’s designed to resemble a classic almanac, and you’ll find apothecary bottles dotting the bar, which is ideal since a drink from the Future Bars gang is a prescription we'll take any day.
Top Chef Masters winner Chris Cosentino celebrates the many tastes of San Francisco with his lauded restaurant Cockscomb. Warm, welcoming, and a bit rustic, Cockscomb welcomes diners for lunch and dinner with “nose to tail” delicacies like beef heart tartare, braised lamb shoulder, and pork belly with fermented black bean aioli and fried clams. Classic cocktails like San Francisco’s own Pisco Punch round out the menu for a uniquely delicious night out.
Oh, hello 200 craft beers and small-production wines that can be enjoyed in this cafe and bottle shop for no corkage fees while you munch on hot or cold sandwiches (slow-roasted lamb or turkey meatloaf taste good to us).
The people behind mega-popular Burma Superstar created this Mission outpost, called Burma Love. It has your favorites from the Burma Superstar menu (tea-leaf salad, samosa soup), in addition to dishes that are a bit spicier. We approve.