Food & Drink

Where to go after the bars close in SF

Published On 12/11/2013 Published On 12/11/2013
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1. SliderBar 2295 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114 (The Castro)

Slider options count the D-Lux (Kobe beef w/ Swiss, pickled onions, little gem, chipotle ketchup, truffle aioli), the 3 Alarm (w/ habanero pepper jam, sliced serranos, pickled jalapenos), and the Hot Chick (ground chicken w/ a serrano/garlic/lime/tomatillo patty, and crushed tortilla chips on a multi-grain bun) -- all of which can come with regular, garlic, truffle, or sweet potato fries in a solo-sized "regular" or a catcher-from-Sandlot-sized "family".

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2. Sparky’s 24 Hour Diner 242 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114 (The Castro)

Sparky's is a late night haven doling out milkshakes, burgers, and delicious fries, all amidst some jukebox tunes.

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3. El Farolito 2779 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105 (The Mission)

Figuring out which taqueria to go to in the MIssion can be tough, but you can’t go wrong with El Farolito, one of the neighborhood's OG burrito havens, which happens to also be within perfect stumbling distance of numerous bars and the 24th Street BART. The super burrito is where it’s at, with a hefty dose of rice, beans, salsa, guac, sour cream, and whatever delicious meat you choose (carne asada is a good call).

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4. Cocobang 550 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Union Square)

Cocobang is a late night Korean checklist joint; mainly, their fried chicken is the perfect end to any night.

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5. Pizza Orgasmica 3157 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94123 (The Marina)

Popular among the late-night Marina crowd, Pizza Orgasmica slings out far-from-average pies until 2am. The signature Orgasmica pie is topped with pepperoni, salami, sausage, mushrooms, onions, and bell pepper, but another hit is the five-cheese Menage a Trois, made with feta, ricotta, provolone, Monterey Jack, and light parmesan. Delivery is available, but eat there to pair the restaurant's house-brewed beers with the crazy good pies.

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6. Sam's 618 Broadway St, San Francisco, CA 94133 (North Beach)

This Bourdain-approved burger (and pizza) hole-in-the-wall has been keeping San Francisco fed on the cheap since 1956 (often well after midnight). If you've had a long night in Chinatown there are few better decisions than spending $8.99 on a beautifully simple old-school cheeseburger, a pile of fries, and a Coke.

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7. Wing Wings 422 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117 (Lower Haight)

From a Baltimore-repping former Little Skillet chef, WW is a house of wing-y awesomeness that'll sling fried chicken to Lower Haight-ians 'til 2a outta a clean-lined, bright orange-floored, personalized saloon door-equipped interior that seats 10 at stools and four more at out-front benches, presumably pre-warmed by Brian Cardinal.

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8. Southside Spirit House 575 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (Soma)

Two words: truffle tots. Ther are not just any tots, but rather tots tossed in truffle oil, garlic, and Parmesan, served with a homemade blue cheese dipping sauce. The Financial District’s Southside Spirit House serves up these pillowy potatoes alongside a bevy of other tasty sharable items and craft cocktails in a stylish, unpretentious 2,000sqft space. A handcrafted wooden bar anchors the establishment, while a rotating selection of local artists showcase their work on the spacious walls.

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