This place has been serving up traditional pub fare, a few gourmet treats and lots of smiles in this congenial "publick" house atmosphere since 1981. If you are looking for a quick meal, want to catch a game on the television in the corner, or are just looking for a spirited good time, it is here. Sit at one of the tall tables or at the huge wood bar. The high ceilings and tall windows keep this place from falling into the dark, smoky sports bar category. Find dozens of beers on tap and a full bar. The menu features old standards like nachos and cheesy potato skins as well as the huge Henry's Burger.
Pappys Bar & Grill, located at the Telegraph Avenue, is a great place for larger groups and even families to spend an evening together. The place is equipped with a large projector screen and several small televisions, hence watching a game at Pappys Bar & Grill is always fun. A good game is well complemented with their scrumptious bar snacks, which are very easy on your pocket. They serve a variety of drinks and have over ten beers on tap. They also house a dance floor at the basement.
Drake's Dealership is a cozy neighborhood restaurant and bar located in Uptown, Oakland. Set in a large and spacious former warehouse that is reminiscent of a green-house, this eatery is child-friendly until 9pm. Exposed brick-walls, lantern-lit trees, small tables and fire pits under an open sky give this bar the perfect ambiance for an intimate date night. Enjoy a wide range of cold local craft-beers on tap along with tasty food dishes like wood-fired New Haven-style pizzas, fish & chips, Roy's rib basket or BBQ pork sandwich. The perfect trendy, relaxed and laid-back ambiance here will make you want to visit and again!
Lost and Found is an amiable spot in Oakland's busy Uptown neighborhood offering a fine selection of craft beers and savory bites. The beer garden incorporates a sprawling patio, which is an idyllic joint to gulp down those chilled brews. Guzzlers are impressed with more than 20 on-tap beers, while it also offers an exciting changing menu of globally-inspired light grub. The large outdoor space has plenty to do, including sets for playing cornhole and ping pong tables.
Established in 1973, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center is a musical institution that enthralls music lovers of all genres. Groove to the tunes of folk and world music such as African, Bluegrass, Middle Eastern, Brazilian, Balkan and more by top notch musicians. Offering various dance classes, workshops and programs, this non-profit venue promotes cultural diversity in a unique way. Featuring live performances six nights a week, the center also has an in-house café that serves beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages along with vegetarian snacks.
This hip little restaurant and brewpub has taken post-modernism to the extreme by adopting an original, if not heretical, approach to its décor. Inside you will find pews, fixtures, and other bits and pieces from a local Berkeley church. But sit back, relax, and enjoy one of its three dozen beers on tap, and nibble on gourmet sandwiches like roast chicken, and mozzarella and basil, as well as freshly baked pizzas. Local bands are featured on Thursday through Saturday nights.
Cadillac Bar and Grill is a casual Mexican eatery situated in vibrant SoMa. The ambiance is lively and the staff personable, which makes for a great night out on the town. The restaurant highlights real Mexican dishes packed with flavor that pair well with their specialty hand-shaken margaritas made with fresh ingredients. Savor aperitivos like queso flameado or chicken panchos, followed by signature puffy tacos filled with ingredients like turkey chorizo, slow-braised pork or grilled steak. Seafood enthusiasts can opt for the grilled red snapper with Veracruzano sauce or the mesquite-grilled prawns. Excellent happy hours between 3p and 6p from Monday to Friday means this place is always abuzz with energy; it's a great place to unwind with friends after a long day.
Located in Hayes Valley, Biergarten is a popular outdoor watering hole. Sister to the German restaurant, Suppenküche, this traditional beer garden features sleek wooden picnic tables, mood lighting strung between the trees and fence, and a corrugated metal bar serving liter sized mugs of German beer. The cuisine is typical Bavarian, with bratwurst, a cabbage, carrots and beet salad and the ever popular soft pretzel with sauerkraut gracing the menu. Be sure to dress warm if you plan to come in the evening, the garden does not have heating lamps and San Francisco nights are notoriously foggy and cold.
The contemporary yet relaxed setting of Rusty's Southern invites families and friends to enjoy Southern hospitality at its finest. The solid Soul Food menu features classic fare such as pork biscuits, grits and oats, griddle, fried chicken, meatloaf sandwiches and the likes. The impressive local craft beer list perfectly quenches the thirst along with complementing the food. The generous portions of rich food served with a smile here makes this restaurant the perfect place to enjoy causal wine and dine with loved ones at a great price.
Chai Bar by David Rio is a cozy cafe which is known for its variety of chai lattes, craft beers and well-selected wines. The food on the other hand is a mix of classic American cafe fare like soups and salads and Japanese appetizers. The space is modern and cozy with painted exposed-brick walls and eclectic decor which is in direct contrast with the historically significant building within which the cafe is located. The mix of old and new, of eastern and western cuisine, makes this place a must-visit.
Located in Tenderloin, Redford is an all-American classic. This sophisticated bar replete with bare bricks, elegant decor, a vintage wheel and a framed American flag exudes old-world glam. At happy hour, select from their unrivaled whiskey selection, a sure hit among aficionados of the liquor, or enjoy draft beer or cocktails. Enjoy flights of bourbon at their beautiful bar, or one of their whiskey and wine pairings, with timeless bar fare like burgers, pizza, and mac and cheese.
Spearheaded by the likes of Anna Weinberg, Chef Jennifer Puccio and James Nicholas, The Cavalier is claimed to be one of the best restaurants in San Francisco, to serve authentic British cuisine. Located in the SoMa neighborhood, this lovely restaurant has a charming ambiance, that will set you in the perfect mood for some great food. Leather upholstered seating overlooks a huge bar, while modern lights suspended from the ceiling give this place a rustic, yet trendy feel. Autumn waldrof salad, anglesey sea bass, wild mushroom pie and lamb scrumpets are some of the amazing dishes, that their customers keep going back to. A decent range of wines from France and California are also available to accompany the food of your choice.