Brought to you by the same people who opened Absinthe Brasserie & Bar, Comstock Saloon is a lively establishment that maintains a Barbary Coast ambiance while serving up some delicious contemporary American food. Complete with a 20-foot mahogany bar, the cocktails here are legendary, as are the live music performances. Dishes have included the rustic yet decadent concoctions like Beef Shank and Bone Marrow Pot Pie and Ricotta Gnocchi. If you want a place to simply unwind, an evening at Comstock Saloon won't disappoint.
The iconic three story Victorian building at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Way and West Grand Avenue is home to a modern bar and performance venue. The Starline Social Club offers a small menu of snacks and bites, and the use of locally harvested and sustainable food sources guarantees freshness and helps encourage small business. Accentuating the delicate flavors of the food are creative offerings of a fully stocked bar. Wooden booths, tin-ceilings and vintage fixtures complete the sophisticated settings of the bar. The spacious upstairs ballroom, perfect for hosting private parties and corporate events, is open to renting. With occasional live-music events, the club offers serves as an ideal spot for a fun night out.
A16 Rockridge brings the taste of Campania to Oakland. This industrial decor has a rustic touch to it with exposed bricks, an open kitchen, wooden beams and artworks. Taking pride in their authentically rustic menu, you can enjoy wood-fired pizzas, homemade pastas, house cured meats and fine Southern Italian wines at this establishment. Don't miss their happy hours where you can sip on their wine varietal by the glass or half-a-bottle carafe. Reservations are recommended.
With a playful ambiance and a menu full of authentic Spanish food, Coqueta--"flirtation" or "infatuation" in Spanish--is a delight for those seeking a Spanish dining experience. The restaurant offers hot and cold tapas as well as larger, family-style dishes. It also features a full bar with a wide variety of beers, hard ciders and, of course, sangrias to choose from. Be sure not to miss the unique cocktails, such as the Spanish Golden Ale, made of ransom old tom gin, fever tree Mediterranean tonic, amontillado sherry, chocolate bitters, gold and lemon espuma, and the Presidio, made of SF China Beach vodka, yuzu puree, almond, fig, farm egg and peychaud's bitters. The restaurant is often busy, so give yourself plenty of time to dine and enjoy the Coqueta experience. With tasteful wooden flooring, velvety drapes and large windows letting in some natural light, the ambiance is perfect for a romantic evening.
This small gastro-pub offers upscale pub fare along with an excellent wine list, and as for beer, there's something for everyone: 29 drafts and about 150 bottles, plus ciders and even gluten-free beer. If you're not sure about what to order, the menu offers helpful beer pairing suggestions with each food item. To start, try the oyster fritters or the Monk’s Poutine with fries, seasoned ricotta, whey braised pork shoulder, gravy and scallions. There's a good selection of sandwiches and burgers, plus entrees like the pan seared whole Rainbow Trout. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available. If you are wondering about where to spend the evening, head to Monk's Kettle for a great time.
Opposite the Fillmore Theater on Geary Street, blues legend John Lee Hooker created Boom Boom Room--a classy, live blues and boogie venue. All employees are blues devotees and many shows turn into full-house jam sessions. While the late Mr. Hooker himself no longer graces the stage with his hollow-body guitar and gravelly voice, the blues spirit he created lives on here. The hungry should eat before arriving because the only things keeping the mojo working in this joint are booze and blues!
Oasis can safely be dubbed as the House of Drag Shows, what with the stunning line-up of drag artists putting together shows imbued with ultimate entertainment. A jewel of San Francisco's scintillating nightlife, this gay-friendly nightclub features exquisite performances by artists, local and guest drag stars and amazing DJs. Having garnered laurels like the Best Gay Nightclub by the Bay Guardian and Best New Nightclub of 2015 by S.F. Weekly, Oasis has been increasingly emerging as a storehouse of spirits, quality music and extremely admired drag talent. With an offering of a dazzling space blended with a thriving performing scene, this place is truly an oasis of art, entertainment, culture and a dashing range of cocktails.
Located in the heart of San Francisco, Halcyon SF is a great place for those looking for some great music and a night-out spot. They have a great sound system and some amazing DJ's from all over the world to place some groovy music. The nightclub has a warehouse like atmosphere, great lights along the ceilings and projection mapping. This late night spot has a techno and trendy vibe. The bar is nicely designed and consists of an amazing drinks list. You'll surely dance the night away at this peppy spot.
Audio in SoMa is for all who love dancing. The futuristic LED lighting with an infinity mirror and the redolent retro Cadillac decor are a perfect balance of the old and the new. Featuring one of the best sound systems in the neighborhood, a pivotal dance floor and two bars, this swank club has everything for a fun night out with friends. Groove to the music spun by talented DJs while sipping a drink or two and dance like there is no tomorrow.
Enjoy creative gin-infused cocktails and contemporary eats at Whitechapel. Corpse Reviver, Cucumber Lavender Sour and The Buccaneer are just some of the local favorites on the menu. The talented mixologists ensure that not only are the drinks strong, but smooth tasting as well making Whitechapel a popular venue with the young and trendy alike. If you begin to feel the hunger pangs, call for one of the innovative delicacies from the kitchen. The British-inspired cuisine is sure to delight your taste buds. Set in a hip, elegant space with loud music resonating through the interiors, Whitechapel is the place to be if you are looking to have a good time with your friends.
Opened in 1907, Cafe Du Nord is a famous San Francisco venue for being in action since 1907 albeit with a slight pause when it had to be restored to its new avatar. Keeping its old worldly charm intact, this late night restaurant and bar is only open to those who are 21 years and above. From a fine cocktail program to craft beers and a curated list of American and Scottish whiskeys, you can tipple on any choice beverage during their happy hours or otherwise. Their inspired American fare is equally noteworthy. For midnight hunger pangs, their menu caters even that. Enjoy live music held regularly as well. The Viking Room is available for private events only, however the entire establishment can also be hired.