The 8 most important SF bars and restaurants that opened in Feb

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The 8 most important SF bars and restaurants that opened in Feb
The 8 most important SF bars and restaurants that opened in Feb


While you were locked in your room watching the entirety of the Winter Olympics uninterrupted, there were actually a bunch of cool SF restaurants and bars that opened their doors for the first time. Here's a quick cheat sheet to all the important ones:

Lolo (click here for address and deets)
The Mission
Neighborhood favorite Lolo up-and-moved in with the big boys on Valencia, with an interior almost entirely decorated with Mission finds, a specially designated agave bar where you can sip flights of tequila and mezcal, and plenty more legroom to down crab tostadas and Mezcal BBQ Gorditas, because yes.

Rice Paper Scissors

Rice Paper Scissors (click here for deets)
That one pop-up with the tiny red stools/incredible food with national acclaim has started selling lunch from Brick and Mortar (where Bacon Bacon used to be, so they're in good, bacon-y company). Vietnamese eats currently include stuff like a fried egg banh mi with cha lua (pork roll), or this Hanoi-style beef pho.

Triple Voodoo Brewing

Triple Voodoo Brewery and Tap Room (click here for address and deets)
The guys behind donut beer have opened up their very own brewery/tap room in the 'Patch, with 16 taps of rotating beers, an 18-seat bar, and a partnership with neighbor The New Spot, which's helping with a bar menu of Latin tapas... though they probably wouldn't mind if you brought donuts.

Horner's Corner

Horner's Corner (click here for address and deets)
Noe Valley
From the guys behind The Creamery and Iron Cactus, this new Noe establishment pairs a New England pub look and feel with beers, a full liquor license, 10 pizzas, and pub food like fresh cod and chips, beef short ribs, and chicken under a brick, which you'll... house.

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ICHI Sushi + NI Bar (click here for address and deets)
Bernal Heights
Much like when your Charmander became a Charizard, one of the best sushi spots in SF has evolved into something way, way better with the opening of ICHI Sushi + NI Bar. Across the way from the old digs, the new spot (two years in the making) is way bigger, with the front part devoted to the original sushi incarnation, plus a back area with drinks and izakaya (because they have an actual-sized kitchen here!).


WOODS (click here for address and deets)
The guy behind Cervecer铆a de MateVeza has expanded with a second, also-cozy spot on Polk that's outfitted with a saloonish vibe and eight rotating local beers, plus the same empanadas you can grab at their Dolores Park spot, minus the horrible sunburn you got tanning in the park because your skin forgot what the sun felt like.

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The Pizza Shop (click here for address and deets)
The Mission
What this new Mission pizza joint may lack in name creativity, it more than makes up for with a Jersey Shore pizza shop vet who used to work at the popular Bronx Pizza in San Diego, its 24th St location, and a pie that consists of pepperoni, sausage, and meatballs that's called the Meat-o.

Hopwater Distribution

Hopwater (click here for address and deets)
Nob Hill
Hey, look! There's a new beer bar on Bush St! They've got an interior that honestly looks kinda like Trick Dog's, THIRTY-ONE beers on tap, and a full menu perfectly suited for that sudsy beverage with the likes of beer-battered pickles, Dungeness crab tots, and a cold duck charcuterie plate.

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1. Brick & Mortar Music Hall 1710 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103 (The Mission)

Located in the Mission District, B & M is a popular live music venue, and they aren't too bad at serving up cold drinks either.

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2. Triple Voodoo Brewery & Tap Room 2245 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107 (Dogpatch)

Triple Voodoo鈥檚 bartenders will fill 32oz and 64oz growlers that are either dark colored glass or stainless steel (and comply with all other ABC regulations), so head in to try and take home beers from their 16 rotating taps, including their signature IPAs and flagship Inception Belgian Tripel. If you don鈥檛 own a growler, you can buy one of theirs for $8. Fills range from between $11 and $13 for 32oz growlers and $18-$20 for 64oz growlers, depending on the style of beer.

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3. The Pizza Shop 3104 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110 (The Mission)

Located in the Mission, these guys serve up steaming hot 'za in pie or slice form.

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4. Lol贸 974 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110 (The Mission)

The most notable thing about this Mission Mexican is the vivid and eccentric interior, and for some reason, it makes sense that their tacos are as creative and untraditional as the decor. The panko avocado taco is a crispy and creamy dream and the fish tacos are good no matter what the catch of the day is. Lol贸 is a great option for a group dinner because it's totally possible to order everything on the menu to share.

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5. Woods Polk Station 2255 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109 (Russian Hill)

This Russian Hill outpost of the small San Francisco brew chain slings a variety of Woods' experimental beers, most notably its MateVeza, a unique IPA made with yerba mate. A rotating selection of other adventurous ales -- all produced in small batches -- are also available alongside fresh, locally-made empanadas from El Porte帽o.

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6. Hopwater Distribution 850 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94108 (Nob Hill)

This beer bar in Nob Hill prides itself on California beer. In honor of California being the thirty-first state, Hopwater has a rotating tap of 31 beers from the Golden State's 400-plus breweries. The list is updated almost nightly and includes tried-and-true favorites and brews you've likely never tried before. There's a fair selection of bar fare too, like fried chicken sandwiches, steak fries, and pulled pork sliders.

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7. Horner's Corner Bar & Grill 1199 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114 (Noe Valley)

Horner's is an American sports bar that knows exactly how to dish out the best of grub, brew, and vibe.

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8. ICHI Sushi + NI Bar 3282 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110 (Bernal Heights)

Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar is a sushi and sake oasis in the Outer Mission outfitted with a giant mural that tells you how to eat sushi. Ni Bar operates much like an izakaya with sake, shochu, and small plates like yuzu chicken wings and miso eggplant. Ichi, on the other hand, keeps the San Francisco ethos in mind with a sustainable and seasonal menu of raw fish, but doesn't skimp on anything delicious. The chef's choice is one of the best omakase deals in the city.