Modeled after traditional dim sum service, State Bird Provisions lets patrons use the sense of smell and sight to choose their dishes, with cuisine brought in on a trolley for viewing. Each item is creative and innovative, with dishes like sweet corn and chive pancakes, kimchi pork belly with tofu and duck liver mousse with almond biscuit. The space is rather small, yet cozy with an open concept kitchen, and friendly staff.
With one ticket, guests can see three to five bands in one night at Bottom Of The Hill. All musical genres are represented here, and it is a good bet that whatever you like will play here eventually. Modest Mouse, Yo La Tengo, MGMT, Mates of State and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones are just a few of the cutting-edge performers to have graced Bottom of the Hill's hallowed stage. Occasionally, all-age shows allow even the youngest music fans to rock-out with the big kids.
While the mythical and much-hyped liqueur after which this establishment is named is not served here, many equally potent concoctions are. Specialty drinks, such as the Perfect Pear and the Ginger Rogers, seem to contain pure alcohol, and even a standard margarita packs an unbelievable wallop. If you're looking for something to help mitigate the effects of a strong drink, then ditch the regular bar peanuts for Absinthe's bar snacks. This bar offers bread with a smooth fig spread, croque monsieur and more. The menu changes daily, but any antipasto platter of cured meats is sure to please, as will the particularly rich duck confit. You can enjoy your meal in the main room or at a cafe-style table on the sidewalk, but if you're looking for a quieter spot, book a table in the private dining room.
Zeitgeist is a popular bar in the Mission. They make a mean drink here, and you will fit in easily with the crowd, just don't let the profusion of leather and Harleys intimidate you. You do not have to be a biker to feel at home. An outdoor patio with barbecue and live music are all part of the experience. Best of all, you can wake up in the morning and start all over again with one of their famous Bloody Mary's.
You don't have to travel to the Deep South to experience a culinary tradition that is rarely reproduced elsewhere. Perhaps for good reason. Dubbed, the best place for eating beanie weenies while listening to deep house by Rolling Stone magazine, this strange creation serves microwaved trailer trash food (Mac'n'Cheese, fries, TV dinners, etc) from an actual trailer to crowds of hipsters and clubkids. Nightly DJs and a full bar add music and mayhem to the nuke-food energy, keeping Butter's atmosphere radiant.
Cafe Van Kleef is located right in the heart of Oakland's Uptown neighborhood. The theme of Van Kleef is unconventional and all about the quirky artwork everywhere. The specialty at Van Kleef's is their Greyhound - a drink of vodka with grapefruit juice, which you can watch them squeezing fresh at almost any given point during the night. On most nights in the week, the bar plays live jazz music. Certain nights come with a cover charge so be sure to check details before you head here.
Located on Mission Street of San Francisco, The Den features a dazzling interior in a bamboo setting decorated with artificial plants. This midsize cocktail parlor serves house-made casual food and a choice of drinks in a cozy dining alcove with comfortable furniture. Drop in here for a spirited and fun-filled cave-dining experience in a uniquely different setting.
Montesacro Pinseria Romana Enoteca has created quite a name for itself for its unique offerings of Roman-style pizzas called 'pinsa'. Light and crisp in texture, pinsa is low in fat and calories offering a superior quality of dough with high-digestive features. Along with pizzas, the menu features exciting salads, sandwiches, paninis, characuterie and other Italian-inspired dishes. Excellent wines and beers can be combined with the food that adds to the experience. The industrial vibe of the restaurant complete old-brick ovens and rustic wooden tables offer a casual vibe perfect for deep conversations over great food and drinks.
Wine Down is a great spot for an after-work drink or even for bringing in the weekend with your friends. Its white-washed interiors and cozy atmosphere set a perfect tone for the place. Owned by two passionate oenophiles, the bar is known for their unique selection of beverages which are procured from wineries close to home. They also keep rotating their collection thus offering something new on every visit. Moreover, there's delectable food to sample along with those succinct wines.
Treat yourself with some delectable wine and food at Scopo Divino on California Street. The wine bar has an impressive collection of reds as well as whites, along with food to complement each drink. The wine menu is diverse and unique. On the other hand, the food menu is creative and indulgent. Take advantage of the happy hours and splurge on spectacular vinos from around the world. Enjoy your drink on the patio on a pleasant day or comfortably settle inside, amidst chic and light interiors. The staff is attentive and friendly, further elevating your dining experience here.
Pink onion is a friendly and welcoming hangout that serves the culinary staples of the most beloved exports of Italy. The interior features graffiti style art giving the space an edgy, informal yet stunning look. You can choose to have your Pizza sitting indoors or even outdoors. This Italian spot has a terrific menu which is made with great care and passion. You surely would not want to miss a place that has it all - great ambiance, on tap wines and beer and a terrific menu. The place is a perfect place when you need a slice.