That guy sitting next to Jon Heder in science class said it best: "Napoleon, gimme some of your tots, provided they're one of the eight best in SF according to Thrillist." And because you don't wanna disappoint science class guy like Heder did, here're said eight best...
The 8 most delicious tater tot creations in SF
1. Southside Spirit House575 Howard Street, San Francisco
2. Jamber Wine Pub858 Folsom St, San Francisco
3. Bullitt2209 Polk St, San Francisco
4. Lightning Tavern1875 Union St, San Francisco
5. Wild Hare2801 California St, San Francisco
6. Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem2323 Mission St, San Francisco
7. Straw203 Octavia Blvd, San Francisco
8. Rickybobby400 Haight St, San Francisco
9. Redford673 Geary St, San Francisco
10. Burritt Room417 Stockton St, San Francisco
11. Chambers eat + drink601 Eddy St, San Francisco
A SOMA spot from the team behind John Colins, SSH's got craft 'tails like the rye, brandy, Carpano Antica, Fernet Branca Viex Kenner, plus delicious bar eats like deviled eggs with Cotija cheese, jalapeno, and bacon.
All the wine at SOMA's Jamber Wine Pub is served on tap (no bottles). They've also got beer from local microbreweries, and food leaning toward sandwiches and comfort food classics (think stomach-coating meatloaf, chicken pot pie, and mac 'n cheese).
Bullitt's got a finely designed interior to match the retro coolness of the Steve McQueen flick it was named after, sporting a sheet metal bar with hanging Edison bulbs and fine wood paneling. In case you didn't just come for the decor, however, there's also a killer selection of grub and drinks for you to cram down your cramhole (or savor slowly, whichever).
With its Edison bulbs, beakers, and copper finishings, Lightning Tavern's decor is what you might call "scientific chic". It's totally fine if you don't want to call it that though, because this place has chicken wings by the boatload and mixed drinks to match. If beer's your thing, they've also got a fine selection of hoppy brews available.
Set in the old Solstice space, Wild Hare is a wide open, London-style pub with a theme that's decidedly Alice in Wonderland, thanks to plates depicting different scenes (like the Mad Hatter's Tea Party), and a mounted rabbit head accompanied by this Queen of Hearts... err... Dueen of Hearts?
Although inspired by the famed Muppet band, this place is about as devoid of Muppets as you can get. What they do have, however, is cheap wings, liquor on tap and beers served in Mason jars. We think this more than makes up for a little Hensonless-ness.
Straw is an over-the-top-playful, carny-themed eatery imagined by a quartet of former Outside Lands concession-eers, with a festive 30-seat interior anchored by a booth built from an actual Tilt-a-Whirl car, plus framed Coney Island photography, light fixtures made of Exeter Mason jars, and a bathroom full of funhouse mirrors, also what Kirstie Alley calls normal mirrors in an effort to avoid a shame spiral.
You know it's a sweet place when it has two first names for its only name. And if you like cheap and hearty eats, soft lighting and crazy crap on the walls, you'll love Rickybobby.
A huge, actually-classy-and-not-stabby spot in the Tenderloin that's got two separate bar areas, eats like pot pie and a build-your-own pastrami sandwich board for two, and drinks like their Whiskey Plank: four shots of the "Brown of the Month".
Located inside the Mystic Hotel, this place serves up handcrafted cocktails in a true speakeasy-style setting. The adjoining Burritt Tavern has a menu loaded with gourmet American cuisine, and there are special areas to accommodate both small and large parties, so go in with a group and prepare to be impressed.
The interior styling at Chambers is evocative of a softly-lit contemporary speakeasy, with dark wood on the walls and floor and tons of records on recessed shelves in the wall. The outside, on the other hand, features a poolside patio where you can enjoy your drinks in the sunshine, and with a fine selection of cocktails and beers to choose from you'll have no problem keeping the day (or night) interesting.