The coolest bars and restaurants in town

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The coolest bars and restaurants in town
The coolest bars and restaurants in town


It's time for a new edition (easy there, Bobby Brown) of the Thrillist 47, giving you the best new and new-ish places to eat and drink. Some had to go, while other hot spots could not be denied (Bitters, Bock, and Rye FTW!). Have a look at the list (organized by hood; this isn't a ranking) and make the most of your next night out.


1) Saison
178 Townsend St; 415.828.7990
Not only does Saison dole out a ream of classy libations, but their seafood is as fresh as it comes, and they dry-age all of their meat in-house.
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2) Jamber Wine Pub
858 Folsom St; 415.273.9192
Sure, they have 20 kegged vinos on tap, but despite the wine emphasis the menu's anything but hoity-toity, with options ranging from poutine to the PB&Jam: pork belly, peanut butter, and bacon Jamber jam.
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3) Twenty Five Lusk
25 Lusk St; 415.495.5875
This two-story resto n' lounge was built in a former meat-processing plant/smokehouse erected in 1917, and pours 250 kinds of vino to go with contemporary American grub like a top sirloin w/ apple-mint demi-glace, and a braised pork cheek terrine.
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4) Umami Burger
242 King St; 415.904.8626
The best place to grab a quick burger before a Giants game, Umami's offering all their amazing eats including the Manly Burger with beer-cheddar, bacon lardons, and smoked salt onion strings.
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5) RN74
301 Mission St; 415.543.7474
For having 3000 or so bottles of French & new world Pinots, RN74 has surprisingly affordable, not to mention tasty, Franco-Cali eats. Don't miss the sweet bread ragout w/ blue prawns.
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6) Cavalier
360 Jesse St; 415.321.6000
From the team behind Park Tavern, this upscale British pub-inspired restaurant has a bacon sandwich and fish 'n chips you'd be a fool to not get.
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7) Marlowe
330 Townsend St; 415.974.5599
The perennial fave still packs 'em in with their poulet vert and grilled pork chop w/ porcini jus.
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8) Eden Lounge
1652 Stockton Street; 415.989.7300
This hidden upstairs bar inside of Park Tavern fits a select 45 drinkers in its about-as-large-as-Rye room, and offers a curated selection of not-available-at-Park-Tavern seasonal cocktails, plus a small menu of bar snacks.
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9) Comstock Saloon
155 Columbus Ave; 415.617.0071
An elegantly appointed, throwback cocktail bar with classically gourmet pub grub featuring flasks labeled "Rye", "Scotch", and "Bourbon", a 150yr-old absinthe fountain, and a working spittoon, which is a reminder that throwbacks aren't always actually elegant.
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10) Original Joe's
601 Union Street; 415.775.4877
An old classic resurrected in North Beach, OJ's is repping the same 1950s cocktail list (think Vespers, Aviations & Grasshoppers) and good Italian eats that made them a Tenderloin institution.
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11) Trick Dog
3010 20th St; 415.471.2999
The result of three years of labor by the Bon Vivants, TD pours out throat-tickling tipples like the Mr. Big Stuff with Calle 23 reposado tequila, Gran Classico bitters, coconut, bay laurel, and lime, all served in a freaking pineapple glass.
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12) West of Pecos
550 Valencia St; 415.252.7000
This huge Tex-Mexery not only promises some delicious/way-more-authentic-than-Chevy's grub, but they also make a mean margarita to go with it.
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13) Namu Gaji
499 Dolores St; 415.431.6268
Delve into platters of oysters & raw scallops, “Crispy” comestibles (potato puffs w/ parmesan, fried garlic & gochujang aioli), and grilled, house-butchered pork chops complemented by sake, house-label vino, and beer.
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14) The Abbot's Cellar
742 Valencia St; 415.626.8700
From the dudes behind MK, this suped-up, beer-centric restaurant features a daily rotating menu designed to pair with said suds, which are chosen each week based on meetings between the chef and the cellarmaster.
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15) St. Vincent
1270 Valencia St; 415.285.1200
This upscale-but-still-affordable tavern from the James Beard-ed wine director at Quince/Cotogna offers 100 wines under $100 and bar fare like smoked pork rinds and hand-rolled pretzels w/ cultured butter.
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16) Cerveceria de MateVeza
3801 18th St; 415.273.9295
Three of their signature suds are brewed with South American yerba mate tea that naturally caffeinates the brew. That's right: caffeinated beer.
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17) Mission Bowling Club
3176 17th St; 415.863.2695
This warehouse-residing restaurant-cum-bar-cum-bowlery has food from the chef behind the Mission Chinese Food empire, and a bar program that runs from local drafts (Magnolia & Russian River) to $3 PBR.
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18) Virgil's Sea Room
3152 Mission St; 415.829.2233
If you're looking for a bar with a little of the typical Mission pretension, plus an amazing back patio, you've come to the right place.
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19) Southpaw BBQ
2170 Mission St; 415.934.9300
Having done time at Delfina and Twenty Five Lusk, the chef at Southpaw has the chops (!) to cover the gamut of Southeastern goodness, and the ingredients to back it up: imported Allan Benton TN hams and cheese grits from a friend's 100yr-old mill in Mississippi.
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20) Hi Lo BBQ
3416 19th St; 415.874.9211
Load up on killer grilled & smoked meats available by the pound (brisket, spare ribs, and various cuts brined in both hard cider and sake), then get loaded on signature 'tails like the Jerk Mary: a traditional Bloody with jerk seasoning.
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21) El Techo de Lolinda
2518 Mission St; 415.550.6970
In the former Medjool space, this rooftop accompaniment to the classy Argentinian steakhouse downstairs is definitely classier than the former but a little more casual than the latter, and they have some great cocktails to enjoy while shielded by see-thru walls against this city's awful wind.
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22) Flour + Water
2401 Harrison St; 415.826.7000
This critically acclaimed, rustic-yet-slick outpost pays homage to the "four pillars... of old world and authentic" Italian grub, resulting in pizzas cooked for no longer than two minutes at a balmy 800 degrees in a wood-burning oven.
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23) Rich Table
199 Gough St; 415.355.9085
The menu's eclectically American like you've probably never seen, with oysters on the half in ocean broth, corn fritters w/ yeast & cilantro salsa verde, and a hanger steak with nettles, Basque peppers, and button mushrooms.
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24) AQ Restaurant & Bar
1085 Mission St; 415.341.9000
The open kitchen plates Monterey squid-topped charred avocado, while the local craft beers run through an industrial-pipe-like custom tap system.
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25) Biergarten
424 Octavia St; 415.252.9289
There are always a half-dozen rotating Germanic brews on tap, and they come in full liters and halves, in case you think you're gonna boot.
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26) TBD
1077 Mission St; 415.431.1826
From the guys behind AQ, this camping-themed restaurant cooks all of their food using a giant, custom Grillworks grill.
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27) The Social Study
1795 Geary Blvd; 415.292.7417
Housed in what used to be a cannabis club, the tiny Study is run by an aesthetically pleasing former Farmerbrown 'tender, and's part coffee bar, part bar bar, meaning morning-time Four Barrel Coffee, and morning-time-if-you're-Gary-Busey epic beer-tails.
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28) Maven
598 Haight St; 415.829.7982
The two-story space brims with artful illumination, and the menu pairs every single dish (Thai tempura-fried calamari, bacon 'n duck sliders) with a cocktail and beer/wine option.
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29) RickyBobby
400 Haight St
This super-popular neighborhood spot is totally dominating all-American comfort food, complete with a burger that has two patties made of beef and bacon.
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30) Tradition
441 Jones St; 415.474.2284
From the Bourbon & Branch empire, Tradition has not one, not two, but eight drink menus that span the entire tippling lexicon, from Tiki, to dive bar, to speakeasy, to English pub.
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31) Per Diem
43 Sutter St; 415.989.0300
Cherry Chocolate Bock and Hennepin Saison flow from a dozen taps housed inside a converted antique water heater, while top-notch, choose-your-booze-venture cocktails are mixed behind a walnut-wrapped marble bar.
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32) Burritt Tavern
417 Stockton St; 415.400.0561
The ever-popular bar got a full restaurant added on, complete with private booths with closeable curtains... for enjoying your steak better.
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33) Bluestem Brasserie
1 Yerba Buena Ln; 415.547.1111
BB's distinct cocktails include the American BBQ (El Zarco Jalapeno Tequila, Noilly Prat Dry, housemade tomato juice w/ a BBQ-dust rim), but don't skip on "fresh, simply composed dishes" like berbere-spiced goat sausages.
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34) Jasper's Corner Tap & Kitchen
401 Taylor St; 415.775.7979
Upscale-ish pub eats range from first bites (mini bleu cheese burgers on pretzel buns), to more satiating sandwiches (a pork belly grilled cheese with tomato & onion relish), while the drink program was curated by the old Burritt Room bar manager.
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35) Redford
673 Geary St; 415.563.8192
This huge, double-level bar in the Tendernob (sure, we'll acknowledge it's a neighborhood) is almost a Marina-style place with a wide drink selection and edibles like a huge make-your-own sandwich Pastrami Board (technically for two) that comes out with a plate of cheeses, mustards, and breads for you to pair with the sizzling-hot 'stram.
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36) Leopold's
2400 Polk St; 415.474.2000
This antler-filled Austrian bierhaus is an ode to all things Oktoberfest, featuring eight mostly German beers on tap and 12 more bottled, all available by the pint/liter/boot and served by lederhosen-attired coeds.
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37) The Corner Store
5 Masonic Ave; 415.359.1800
Hit up this awesome gem of a spot that has an outdoor patio, great drinks, incredible brunch, and The Corner Store Burger, which's got bread & butter pickles, garlic aioli, pickled red onions, and bacon jam.
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38) Tacolicious
2031 Chestnut St; 415.346.1966
The Ferry Building's deliciously inventive Laiola's morphed into Tacolicious, a brick n' mortar that serves Coca-Cola braised beef and shot-n-a-beer carnitas tacos.
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39) The Tipsy Pig
2231 Chestnut St; 415.292.2300
Their tuned-up pub grub's exemplified by starters like pulled pork sloppy sliders and roasted bone marrow w/ crushed gigante beans.
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40) Bitters, Bock, and Rye
1117 Polk St; 415.440.4490
This giant spot at the edge of the 'loin and Polk is part-restaurant, part-old-school wooden tavern, with their own beers and a ton of different Southern BBQ from a Thomas Keller alum that pairs great with their smoked jalapeno margarita.
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41) Comal
2020 Shattuck Ave; 510.926.6300
The brainchild of the former manager of Phish ('natch), Comal's a woodsy, 140-seat Oaxacan resto in Berkeley with a menu from a Delfina alum that includes whole chickens roasted in a wood-burning hearth, plus tetelas (corn turnovers) and tlayudas (basically open-faced crispy burritos).
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42) Brotzeit Lokal
1000 Embarcadero; 510.645.1905
This beer garden hidden in Oakland is a traditional German beer garden housed in a building that used to be a brothel (!!) and happens to have an amazing waterfront view that goes perfectly with European brews.
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43) Hog's Apothecary
375 40th Street; 510.338.3847
It's definitely worth the trip to Oaktown for a whole-animal restaurant with a 7ft-tall wooden pig, a door handle shaped like a butcher's axe, and, oh yeah, 32 local beers on tap.
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44) Freehouse
2700 Bancroft Way; 510.647.2300
Gastro grub's made by the same chef that opened Monk’s Kettle, who apparently digs giant pretzels w/ cheddar pilsner sauce, and pulled pork w/ porter bbq sauce and jicama slaw.
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45) American Oak
2319 Santa Clara Ave; 510.521.5862
With a small front patio that belies its barn-sized interior, American Oak is a brown liquor sipper's paradise in Alameda, serving the East Bay's largest whiskey collection.
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46) Moxy Beer Garden
3136 Sacramento St; 510.547.6699
This Berkeley beer garden has a great outdoor patio and some can't-miss burger action, like their bleu cheese and bacon combo.
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47) Public House & Mijita
24 Willie Mayes Plaza; 415.644.0240
This delicious beast of a restaurant pours 50+ draft, cask & bottled brews and 60 tequilas, so be sure to fortify with their spiced lamb sliders and grilled Gruyere sandos.
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1. Saison 178 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94107 (Soma)

Just across from AT&T Park is the Michelin-loved American eatery Saison. This ritzy restaurant offers views of the open kitchen right from your lush seat, so you can watch some of the best in the biz pull together all 18 courses of the nightly-changing menu. Distinctly noted as one of the most pricey restaurants in the entire state, most diners will assure you that Saison is worth every penny just to be in the mere presence of acclaimed Chef Joshua Skenes.

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2. Jamber Wine Pub 858 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103 (Soma)

Jamber isn't a typical wine bar, it's a wine pub. All of the wines are from California, and they're all on tap. There are also over 10 beers on tap, also from California. To top it off, the SOMA spot has a really, really good food menu with things like mac & cheese pizza, poutine, and bacon-wrapped meatloaf. Oh, and one more thing: Jamber opens at 11:30am during the week and has outlets for your computer, so it's kind of the perfect place to wine and work.

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3. Twenty Five Lusk 25 Lusk St, San Francisco, CA 94107 (Soma)

Housed in a brick and timber SoMa warehouse erected in 1917, Twenty Five Lusk, few San Francisco bars deliver this combination of staggering size and striking beauty, . with 20ft-high ceilings, ample plush leather seating, and, the piece de resistance: stainless steel hanging fireplaces. But avert your eyes from the ambiance for a second, because you'll have to choose from a selection of 250-plus wines and elevated fare like fried burrata or braised rabbit and chevre ravioli.

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4. Umami Burger 242 King St, San Francisco, CA 94107 (Soma)

Named and acclaimed for the elusive ‘fifth taste,’ national chain Umami Burger aims to awaken your burger senses with its specially-coated patties and thoroughly perfected side pairings. Each bun is branded with a "U" and sandwiches carefully considered ingredients, like the restaurant’s signature burger topped with Parmesan frico, shiitake mushroom, roasted tomato, caramelized onions, and Umami ketchup.

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5. RN74 301 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105 (Soma)

Michael Mina's Mission Street French restaurant is a francophile's dream. The menu serves à la carte French dishes like steak tartare and lobster Thermidor, and also offers an eight-course tasting menu. The classiest thing about RN74 is its decor, which is styled like a Parisian train station. The permanent wine list is heavy on Burgundy pours, and the market wines are displayed on the wall like a train schedule.

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6. The Cavalier 360 Jesse St, San Francisco, CA 94103 (Soma)

An upscale pub-style joint in Soma from the folks behind Park Tavern, Marlowe, and S&R Lounge, The Cav serves a British-themed menu with hearty standouts like venison tartare; a bacon, caramelized onion, and cheddar burger; and Shepherd's pie.

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7. Marlowe 330 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94107 (Soma)

Named after the owners family butcher shop in Boston, it is no surprise that Marlowe, founded in San Francisco's swanky SoMA neighborhood, slings some of the Bay Area's best burgers. Not to be boxed in, this American-French bistro offers a diverse menu, which includes its signature Northern California oysters the perfect drink complement from its lengthy wine list.

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8. Park Tavern 1652 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133 (North Beach)

If you're looking for a restaurant in North Beach packed with San Franciscans of all neighborhoods, head to Park Tavern. This upscale spot is homey and bustling, and the food is part Southern comfort, part English pub. Every table gets the famed lamb-and-beef Marlowe burger and a starter of smoky deviled eggs, but those in the know will get an extra order of eggs to put on their burger. Park Tavern is also a bonafide brunch hotspot with the best Bloody Marys and a menu filled with griddled goods (pancakes and more pancakes) and savory eggs. And that burger.

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9. Comstock Saloon 155 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133 (North Beach)

From the folks behind Absinthe, Comstock is a classic San Francisco bar in North Beach. The throwback interior is outfitted with antique fans, a 150-year-old absinthe fountain, and the spot's original mahogany bar from 1907. The cocktails are just as classic as the bar, and the tie-and-vest wearing bartenders know how to mix pisco, lemon juice, and pineapple gomme into a standout punch.

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10. Original Joe's 601 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94133 (North Beach)

Original Joe’s has been a North Beach staple for Italian delicacies since 1937 and is still the place to over-stuff yourself on classic Italian fare. Gleaming wood surfaces and classic furniture add to the restaurant’s atmosphere, making this a great spot for a date, but just warm enough to bring your parents to for a night out. Along with popularity come long lines and waits, so be sure to make a reservation.

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11. Trick Dog 3010 20th St, San Francisco, CA 94110 (The Mission)

Brought to you by The Bon Vivants, Trick Dog in The Mission's a marble- and steel-adorned cocktailery serving drinks from a Pantone-inspired menu with names from favorite song titles, along with bar bites like beer nuts, pickles, and cracklins.

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12. Namu Gaji 499 Dolores St, San Francisco, CA 94110 (The Mission)

This New Korean American restaurant is a family affair, owned by three brothers who utilize ingredients harvested from their own farm. Korean-inflected spins on favorites, like a pickled daikon-topped double cheeseburger and Korean tacos (nori replaces a tortilla shell, and is filled with marinated and grilled bulgogi beef, kimchi salsa, and spicy aïoli, are well-worth your time during the week, but the real star is the KFC (Korean Fried Chicken) brunch dish.

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13. The Abbot's Cellar 742 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110 (The Mission)

The guys behind MK now have another spot, The Abbot's Cellar, that's right in the heart of The Mission. In a space that expertly balances hardwood floors, banquettes, chairs with stainless steel appliances, and marble tabletops, the chefs are offering up a menu that changes almost daily, inspired by close relationships with farmers and ranchers. Along with amazing food (pork loin, king salmon, and a variety of pasta), this place is super into beer, a fact reflected by a pretty deep menu of brews that come in both glass and bottle form.

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14. St. Vincent 1270 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110 (The Mission)

This drinkery features both traditional wine bar food, like cheese plates, as well as traditional bar food. They also specialize in wine and have a list of more than 100 types that will cost you less than a Franklin a piece.

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15. Cerveceria de Mateveza 3801 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94114 (The Castro)

Cerveceria de MateVeza offers a rotating selection of guest beers on tap, plus nearly 100 more of the bottled variety. And should you feel the need for some comida con su cerveza, they also serve a number of delicious empanadas.

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16. Mission Bowling Club 3176 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94110 (The Mission)

Equipped with six lanes from an old Fort Bragg alley, MBC's ready to make your bowling experience feel all the more fancy with tufted leather booths where you can get down on fare that you'd be hard pressed to find in most bowling alleys, from gumbo-spiced red bean hushpuppies and harissa sauced lamb meatballs to Korean baby back ribs and English pea toast. And because bowling requires drinking, you'll also find a solid craft beer selection available in both pitchers and flights.

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17. Virgil's Sea Room 3152 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110 (The Mission)

A Mission cocktail bar that names its 'tails after local celebs like Dick Vivian and Frank Chu.

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18. Southpaw BBQ 2170 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110 (The Mission)

Southpaw BBQ is where dreams come true. Their Southern vibe, exposed brick walls, live-edge 20-seat Claro walnut bar, is exactly where you want to be eating brisket & ribs paired with American whiskeys and house-brewed beer. Their 80+ whiskey list is constantly growing, and if you join their whiskey club and try 40 of their offerings, any bottle of your choice is on the house.

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19. Hi Lo BBQ 3416 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94110 (The Mission)

Where there's wood, there's smoke, and when there's smoke, there's fire. Hi Lo is more than equipped to dole out as much meat as necessary by using a massive grill and smoker to cook up a variety of tasty BBQ, sold over the counter to their patrons, so if you're fixing for the itis, there's no need for a prescription.

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20. El Techo de Lolinda 2518 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110 (The Mission)

El Techo, the more casual version of the downstairs Argentinean steakhouse Lolinda, serves Latin American street food and pitchers of margaritas. You’re gonna want to get the chicharrones de carne, which come in half pound, one pound, or one and a half pound orders (in other words, you'll need to come with friends). These aren’t your basic sidewalk cracklin's -- these are massive fried chunks of roasted pork shoulder that you’ll devour with housemade tortillas, lime, salsa, and escabeche meant to be enjoyed alongside one of the best rooftop views San Francisco has to offer.

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21. Flour + Water 2401 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94110 (The Mission)

The pizza and pasta at Thomas McNaughton's Mission gem has consistently attracted a full house since opening in 2009. The Neapolitan-style pies are nothing short of excellent, and though the flavors change daily, you can expect a classic Margherita and meatier pizzas like salumi with Mangalitsa pancetta, stracciatella, broccoli rabe & Calabrian chili. And then there's the pasta. In a perfect world, you'd try each one on the menu and luckily, Flour + Water has a pasta tasting menu.

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22. Rich Table 199 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Hayes Valley)

Rich Table's reclaimed-wood decor belies its menu of eclectic American dishes, which range from rainbow trout and rabbit leg to hangar steak and cured hamachi. There's also an impressive wine list, a range of beers on tap and in bottles, and handcrafted cocktails.

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23. AQ Restaurant & Bar 1085 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103 (Soma)

If you're looking for quintessential Californian cuisine, look no further than AQ. The upscale SOMA restaurant serves a tasting menu built around ingredients homegrown in northern California. The menu changes every night but sticks to the same theme, depending on the season. For lack of a better word, it's truly farm-to-table.

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24. Biergarten 424 Octavia St, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Hayes Valley)

With quintessential large mugs, sausages and sauerkraut, long picnic tables in the sun (hopefully), and a rotating selection of impressive German beers, Biergarten everything you want in, well, a beer garden. It’s owned by the masterminds behind Suppenküche, so you know you can bank on them having a way with Teutonic suds and snacks. With no roof, it’s not the ideal spot for a rainy day pint, but you’ll be clamoring for a space come summertime.

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25. TBD 1077 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103 (Soma)

TBD's a 50-seater resembling the interior if a pretty swank Tahoe cabin, but boasting 24-month-aged, cured iberico ham and delicious beer-and-wine cocktails.

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26. The Social Study 1795 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94115 (Fillmore)

As its name suggests, this hip, brick-walled coffee house in Fillmore is a chill place to hit the books. By day, this bustling cafe with ample seating doles out artisanal deli sandwiches, small bites, and dark roast espresso for the freelance crowd. By night, it becomes a cozy, den-like tavern with two-for-one tacos, soju cocktails, and a trip-hop soundtrack provided by local DJs.

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27. Maven 598 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117 (Lower Haight)

Maven is a chic bar and restaurant in Lower Haight that pairs all of its dishes with different cocktails. The highlight of the menu is the burger, which begins with beef that's ground with a few dashes of angostura bitters and is paired with the Mr. Wiggles cocktail, made with bourbon, amaro, vermouth, and bitters. The bar's morning cocktails make it a popular brunch spot, as do the duck hash and Bananas Foster French toast. The seating is all communal, and the best seats in the house are either on the second-floor loft or at the chef's counter.

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28. Rickybobby 400 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117 (Lower Haight)

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.

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29. Per Diem 43 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94104 (Financial District)

Per Diem is a two-story restaurant in FiDi that specializes in the upscale combination of French and Northern Californian food. It has all your power lunch needs, with a menu of meat, salad, and sandwich entrées, all listed with suggested beverage pairings. It's closed on Sundays, so mark it for your next networking meal.

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30. Burritt Tavern 417 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108 (Union Square)

Just off the Stockton Tunnel's front door, Burritt Tavern is Charlie Palmer's imbued-in-dude den inside the Mystic Hotel, a throwback adjacent to the namesake bar w/ a 122-seat dining room wrapped in century-old natural wood, and filled with gunmetal-finished, steel-framed booths that're privatized with a close-able velvet curtain, so no one'll hear you asking your friend what "imbued" means.

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31. Bluestem Brasserie 1 Yerba Buena Ln, San Francisco, CA 94103 (Soma)

Downtown's Bluestem Brasserie has a sleek vibe that's reminiscent of LA, which is exactly why it's so unique in the city by the bay. Floor-to-ceiling windows, big leather chairs, private booths, and a second-floor balcony create an upscale, power meal vibe that matches the menu of solid American food. Bluestem has the best brunch in the neighborhood, probably because it serves a special brunch-only burger that's topped with hash browns, breakfast sausage, bacon, house-made American cheese, and a fried egg. Hello, heaven.

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32. Jasper's Corner Tap & Kitchen 401 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

It's name along gives the impression that this Little Saigon spot might be a local dive plastered in graffiti and the sticky remnants of spilled beer, but Jasper's is the compete opposite. A clean-cut answer to less-than-desirable beer bars, this white leather palace rotates through 18 taps with craft beers from all along the West coast and offers upscale takes on standard bar food wth shareable plates of deviled eggs and greedy portions of sauce-slathered ribs and hearty meatloaf.

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33. Redford 673 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102 (The Tenderloin)

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".

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34. Leopold's 2400 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109 (Russian Hill)

Leopold’s is an Austrian beer hall on Polk Street known for its boots of beer, dirndl-wearing waitresses, and year-round Oktoberfest vibe. The dinner menu features authentic Austrian eats like wiener schnitzel, beef goulash, and house-made charcuterie. There are eight beers on tap and more by the bottle, plus wine from Eastern European regions.

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35. The Corner Store 5 Masonic Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118 (The Richmond)

The Corner Store is set in a completely renovated space that was once a soda shop and then a speakeasy. Now, it's a 20-seat, outdoor-patio-featuring restaurant dominated by a mix of wood and white tile. The menu mixes things up with both small and large plates, which include lamb shoulder pasta, roasted duck breast, and brioche dinner rolls.

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36. Tacolicious 2250 Chestnut St., San Francisco, CA (The Marina)

Two blocks down from the original (and now-closed) Chestnut St location, this outpost of Tacolicious is bigger and brighter than its predecessor. The gourmet taco shop's menu features the original tortilla-wrapped goods you know and love, all of which are made with locally-sourced ingredients. Expect near-authentic tacos filled with house-made chorizo and potatoes, Baja-style Pacific cod, and Guajillo chili-braised brisket. There's also a solid selection of tequila-heavy cocktails and beers from Mexico and California.

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37. The Tipsy Pig 2231 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123 (The Marina)

Brunch and the Marina go together like bacon and eggs (and bottomless mimosas), and The Tipsy Pig has all these things, plus everything else you could ever want in a gastropub. Outdoor patio? Check. 40 local and worldly brews? Check. Cocktails? You get the idea. You’re going to want to get here early on a Sunday morning to stake out a spot outside and stay here all day chowing down on huevos rancheros, old-fashioned doughnuts, and the killer burger.

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38. Bitters, Bock, and Rye 1117 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109

A sweet new Lower Nob cocktailery sporting barbecue and hot-sauce-augmentable, already-hot barbecue sauce, so you might as well order another cocktail right away to cool off.

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39. Comal 2020 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 (Berkeley)

Located in über-cool Berkeley, Comal is an Oaxacan restaurant that's the brainchild of the former Phish manager. The menu includes whole roasted chickens, grilled fish tacos, and pork enchiladas. Even better is their hard-to-believe-spacious outdoor space, where you can sip on your choice of draft and bottled beers, wine, and some perfectly refreshing summer cocktails.

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40. Brotzeit Lokal 1000 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94606 (Oakland)

Sausage and seaside views -- need we say more? Owned and operated by an Oakland-born husband and wife duo, Brotzeit Lokal is an authentic German biergarten that marries dockside dining with house-made, Bavarian-inspired fare. The eponymous sausage platter -- featuring two links, crunchy sauerkraut, spätzle, and a warm, buttery bretzel -- is the heavy-hitting favorite of both brunch and dinner services, but an extensive list of light bites makes the rest of the menu just as solid. The outdoor patio, sporting bright picnic tables and warm Christmas lights, makes for a convivial ambience (especially if you happen to have a dog; the spot is totally puppy-friendly).

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41. The Hog's Apothecary 375 40th Street, Oakland, CA 94609 (Oakland)

THA is a stellar beer hall for lots of serious libations, 32-taps-worth of brew options, and some gained street cred after opening their butcher knife-door.

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42. Freehouse 2700 Bancroft way, Berkeley, CA 94704 (Berkeley)

Housed (see what we did there?) in a historic building constructed in 1926, Freehouse seeks to be a neighborhood bastion of American values, from freedom of expression to equal opportunity. Specifically, equal opportunity to order from the food and drink menus and the freedom to express yourself on the regulation-sized pool table.

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43. American Oak 2319 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501 (East Bay)

With more than 100 varieties on the menu, Whiskey is most definitely king at American Oak. You can become a member of the "Personal Liberty League" once you've tried at least 100 of the whiskeys on offer, at which point you'll receive a custom-etched glass with your name on it. If you're thinking that whiskey is all this place has to offer, however, you've clearly never looked at the food menu full of American fare such as burgers and pizza.

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44. Moxy Beer Garden 3136 Sacramento St, Berkeley, CA 94702 (Berkeley)

A Berkeley beer garden with an awesome patio/garden and mouth-watering pub food like a burger with blue cheese and applewood-smoked bacon, vegan Buffalo wings, and Parmesan truffle fries.

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45. Public House & Mijita 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94105 (Embarcadero)

Located at AT&T Park, home of the two-World-Series-titles-in-three-years Giants, Public House is an awesome spot that has a secret entrace to the stadium and allows you to take beers to go for the game, because no one wants to pay $8 for watery hop, Miller Lite.

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46. West of Pecos 550 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110 (The Mission)

This Massive Mission staple is an excellent go-to if you're rolling with a big group, especially if said group has a taste for Tex Mex with a slight SF twist like Dungeness Crabamole (you can probably figure out what that is) or green chile mac & cheese with cornbread crumbles. Continuing with the group thing, the drink options are deep on margarita pitchers and tequila-powered punch bowls.