If Nopa made the Divisadero neighborhood what it is today, Bar Crudo solidified its status as a golden dining destination. For over a decade, Bar Crudo has been serving up a seriously good happy hour and dinner that’s ideal for family visits. It’s perpetually packed and one of the city’s most underrated restaurants, with a bumping happy hour that features dollar oysters, fish tacos, and sumptuous seafood chowder. Don’t miss the crudo sampler, uni avocado toast, and lobster burrata salad at this small restaurant that packs a punch.
This modern raw bar has supported local producers and served sustainable seafood, including a very popular chowder, since it opened its doors in 2005. If you haven’t been there in a while, you may be surprised to see some Mexican dishes on the menu, which, even though change sometimes freaks us out, turned out to be a smart move. You can still get the favorites, specifically the crudo, oysters, and that chowder, but now you can also get tacos with crispy cod, grilled prawns, and seared scallops, and chips and guacamole to start. It’s pretty much the perfect marriage. We’re certain Ariel would agree.
If you’re in the mood for fresh, vibrant seafood, head to Bar Crudo, a modern raw bar where you can procure platters of oysters and shellfish, creative crudo, seafood tacos with handmade heirloom corn tortillas, and one of the best seafood chowders in town. Go during the very popular happy hour (5 pm to 6:30 pm, Monday–Saturday) for $2 oysters and mussels, $7 glasses of wine, and $3 beers. Bar Crudo is almost always packed with diners, and it can get a little loud inside, so ask for a table upstairs if you prefer to be away from the noise or in the heated parklet.