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.
Located in back of the Old Fitzgerald Hotel, with an alley entrance and descending staircase, this cozy little wine bar is fast becoming a favorite among Bay Area wine lovers, connoisseurs and amateurs. The Hidden Vine has been on the SF Bay Guardian's "Best of the Bay" list, and you can see why upon entering. Visitors love the comfortable atmosphere with its deep cushy couches, richly-colored decor and soft candle light. They are equally taken with the unimposing warmth of the two owners, who share their love and knowledge of fine wines with quiet enthusiasm. Each month, the Hidden Vine features wines from different regions, always keeping some excellent Californian varieties in stock. Fine cheeses, charcuterie and chocolates are served as well.
Chambers Eat + Drink located inside San Francisco's prestigious Phoenix Hotel, is an ultra-luxe and modern dining room, reminiscent of a palatial study den of an avid record collector. The gorgeous wooden interiors exude an understated elegance and warmth, complemented by the plush couches, leather booths, chandeliers and the record library that must hold endless vinyls. The bar area and patio are so inviting that you instantly want to lean back in one of the chairs and revel in the charm. The food will certainly leave you impressed whether you order tidbits like Chicken Liver Pâte or sumptuous dishes like the Zabuton Steak. Selection of drinks includes beers, wines and special cocktails that perfectly sets off the whole dining experience.
This film-noir inspired bar, located on the fifth floor of the Hotel Zelos, features craft cocktails and seasonal bites with a modern twist. The small portions of New American cuisine perfectly compliment their hand-crafted drinks, like the Ellwood Shandy, which features Rye, Eucalyptus, Amaro, and Witbier. Their food-and-drink-centric staff sport chic red and black uniforms designed by a former Project Runway star. The big draw here is the rooftop space that makes for a great dining spot during balmy SF evenings. A popular after-work spot in SOMA, reservations are advised.
Located within SF's historic Fairmont Hotel, Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar is a kitschy bamboo lounge that is for anyone who always wanted to visit the set of “Fantasy Island.” During the happy hours, indulge in some fruity umbrella drinks, the simulated tropical storm (yes, it really rains), and the intentionally cheesy soft-rock house band to lull you away to that paradise cruise you never took. Snacks and meals are both pricey, but the food's not the main reason for coming here. The Kalua pork is a highly recommended menu item, but you had best order them with a round of Mai-Tais; they're rumored to be the city's finest.
A bar that's in vogue among pop stars, celebrities and bigwigs from the world of fashion and cinema, Redwood Room draws loads of attention. Located inside the Clift Hotel, the walls are paneled with redwood and the radiance of the lights on the shelves of the bar highlight the variety of liquor in store. Everything here is very sophisticated, from the decor to the guests. Walk in with a pack of friends and spend an unforgettable time together.
High ceilings and elegant Art Deco touches in the decor make this lounge and restaurant a classy place for a business lunch or a memorable meal with friends or family. Among the highly recommended 'must try' dishes here are, the surprisingly simple but delectable Hawaiian bread and the flavor-packed Brussels sprouts. The bar serves 49 original and classic cocktails , a homage to the 49 square miles that make the city. From the seafood chowder and ceviche tostada to the chicken and rice bowl, as well as the shrimp agnolotti, everything is fresh and flavorful and aesthetically presented.
Charmaine's is a rooftop cocktail lounge at the Proper Hotel. Here one can enjoy inventive drinks along with highbrow bar bites, while enjoying the views of the city's skyline. The place has been tastefully designed with stylish furnishings, bright colors and patterns, and an outdoor seating with fire pits. They have an impressive drink list that featuring Californian beers and a fine selection of wine and cocktails by the Bon Vivants. Do try their fancy hot dogs that are creatively prepared and are loved by one and all.
Looking to have a good time in San Francisco? Hop by the chic Douglas Room to have an enjoyable evening. Housed in the luxurious Tilden Hotel, this restaurant and bar is classy and elegant. It offers a plethora of wines ranging from sparkling, white/rose and red. Choose to chug down from any of the beers available. A plethora of signature spirits are available with Singanu Spiritz as a classic favorite. Feeling the hunger pangs? Fret not and dig into a delish Roasted Chicken or the appetizing Tilden Burger. Other snacks to munch on includes popcorn, sweetbread nuggets or duck confit wings. Since it can get crowded, especially during weekends, book a table in advance!
Resting at the top of the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, this lounge sports a glass ceiling that gives it one of the most breath-taking views of the San Francisco skyline. Mirrored columns and beautiful wall draperies provide an elegant setting that exudes a romantic vibe in the restaurant. Be sure to dress for the occasion as this is going to be one special dining experience.
Located in The Alise, the Pineapple Bistro & Bar is the perfect place for a drink or a snack. With an upscale food menu and delicious drinks, in the morning you can enjoy a cup of coffee and homemade granola and in the evening try a cocktail and a cheese platter. Take a moment to admire the sophisticated yet slightly quirky ambience with pineapple decor in a few unexpected places and a bright red baby grand piano. This bar is sure to charm you.