Drink beer in the grass at Park Chalet
While most tourists go to Park Chalet’s second-story restaurant, Beach Chalet, locals skip the steps and head straight to the back of the building. That’s where you can enjoy a beer -- brewed in-house -- on the spacious lawn that’s technically part of Golden Gate Park. This laid-back bar and restaurant is great even on foggier days because the open-air dining room has glass doors and a glass ceiling, as well as a huge fireplace. But the time to go is really on a sunny afternoon when you can sit at a table or on the grass outside and have your burgers and beers delivered right to you. Plus, if you’re there in the summer, you’re bound to catch live music.
Daisy Barringer is an SF-based writer who, on a sunny day, you can often find sitting on the lawn at Park Chalet with her giant Saint Bernard. Follow her on Instagram to see his adorable face.