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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.
Nite Cap Bar overlooks the busy O'Farrell Street in Tenderloin. The hip bar offers an impressive library of libations. There are several locals on tap and an interesting selection of whiskeys. The interior is a good mix of hipster, dated dive-ish and contemporary suave, much like the mixed demographic of patrons that frequent it. Needless to say, Nite Cap Bar entails an interesting time indeed. The lounge often organizes themed events and nights. Check the website for more information.
Perched conspicuously on a busy corner in San Francisco's Mission District, Elixir is a kind of Jack-of-all-trades of the bar world. They have an array of tap handles and they take great care to serve beers in signature glassware, yet they are also famous for their expertly mixed, fresh ingredient-filled cocktails. The ambiance is similarly shifty. By day, regulars pull up a stool and revel in the friendly pub atmosphere. In the evening, happy-hour hordes give way to scantily clad party people and the whole place suddenly feels chic. At all hours, the jukebox is great, and the dartboards are awaiting.
Indeed, there is no grill to be found here. And it is a good thing, because people do not come here to eat. Rather, it is the cocktails, pool, DJs and live music that draw crowds to this swanky bar. A smoking room, a 1970s and 1980s dance night and a jazz jukebox are among the other amenities at Blondie's Bar and No Grill. Large windows allow for people watching, which as always competes fiercely with anything you will see inside.
This cosy yet classy bar is an elegant spot that boasts about their growing collection of cocktails and worlds best rums. The interiors of Rum & Sugar bar is eccentric and attractive. The seating is retro like with sparking cushions and some crystal décor. The drinks served here are phenomenal with fresh fruits, egg whites and other quality options. There are black and white films that are played over the walls and some soft background music which perfectly matches the old fashioned vibe of the bar. If you wanna try something different, happy hours after work or simply have a great night, head to Rum & Sugar on Geary Street.
The Uptown is a quintessential dive bar with a laid-back atmosphere, an amazing jukebox and even a piano in one corner. Staffed by a group of friendly people, the bar attracts a crowd that is as diverse as its mismatched seating. The Lord of the Rings pinball machine and pool tables attract plenty of attention, although most come here for the delicious and well-priced drinks. Although the bar is usually crowded, it is rarely ever raucously loud. Definitely do not come here expecting to find anything fancy, but if you're in the area looking for a friendly bar to grab a couple of drinks and chill with friends, then this is just the place for you.