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Things we love:

The view from Twin Peaks – get a car and soak up an amazing panoramic of the whole Bay Area.

There is blue sky pretty much all year round.

They take street food to a whole new level. Gourmet food trucks (and carts) are the best places to grab a quick bite.

Even though it’s a major city known for insane hills, most of what you want to go to is very walkable/cycle friendly.

Things we wished we’d known:

The SF Bay creates a microclimate, which means a lot of rapid weather changes! Wear layers!

Bring ID everywhere you plan on drinking. Sure they don’t *always* check, but more often than not they do.

Alcatraz tours sell out well in advance, so buy those tickets early!

It’s important to tip your bartenders! $1 per drink is standard, but drop a little extra on the first round and be patient and friendly and your bartender will start B-lining to you every time.

Best bars in San Francisco
Best bars in San Francisco
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15 Romolo
15 Romolo

On a steep back alley behind the strip clubs of North Beach, this boozy oasis of dark wood waits. Look for the neon sign. With a killer juke box, a wicked Sherry selection, and plenty of space for your mates, Read More

ABV
ABV

If you like your booze smoky and strong, this is about to become you’re favourite hideout in the Mission. Some serious heavy hitters run this place (ex Beretta, Bourbon & Branch, and Dalva/Hideout) and have pulled in talent from across Read More

Alembic
Alembic

Check this: a dimly lit wooded bar, with high ceilings and naked light bulbs hanging in front of a wall of booze and chalkboards displaying more types of whisky than you ever knew existed. Cast your eyes further back and Read More

Bar Agricole
Bar Agricole

Bay area native and worldwide cocktail guru Thad Vogler, has changed the game. Behind a dark wooden wall, wedged among some of the busiest/grimiest clubs in the city, is an L.E.E.D gold-certified modern tavern, bringing farm fresh food and innovative Read More

Beauty Bar
Beauty Bar

We say BarChick Barbie’s favorite bar – strong drinks, dancing till 2am to everything from new wave to top 40 hits and making out with hipster boys, heaven. With locations in New York, Chicago, Austin and Las Vegas to name Read More

Beretta
Beretta

By day this place is good for almost any occasion, but come sun down it gets insanely busy and freaking loud. Beretta has quickly become a destination for thin crust pizza with fresh, local ingredients and cool cocktails. The young Read More

Bourbon & Branch
Bourbon & Branch

Prohibition may be a thing of the past; however this place still takes the whole speakeasy thing very seriously. With no sign above the door, you’ll be lucky just to find it, then you have to buzz in and are Read More

Butter
Butter

If you liked those 80’s white trash films, full of Jello shots, tater tots, bad tattoos and worse hair then you will love this place! Welcome to Butter, where all of those awesomely bad lifestyle choices are fully supported and Read More

Dirty Habit
Dirty Habit

Sleek yet edgy, this bar tucked on the 5th floor of the Palomar breaks the mould of hotel watering holes. Dark walls, industrial details, a glowing bar and deep Chesterfields, this is the place where the effortlessly cool gather to Read More

Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem
Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem

Like things eccentric and decadent? Then you’ll be more than happy in here. Throw in some super-hot cocktails, a fantastic beer selection, a tater tot bar and you’re ready for a little chaos! With a nod to the Muppets rock Read More

Hi-Dive
Hi-Dive

Standing slightly apart from the rest of the busy Embarcadero, is a little understated building, hardly more than a shack, perched overlooking the bay. It doesn’t look like much, but this place is great for an after work drink, a Read More

Jellyfish Lounge at Farallon Restaurant
Jellyfish Lounge at Farallon Restaurant

Hello Moby Dick! Are those lamps hanging from the ceiling floating jelly fish? This place looks like an underwater adventure, with a raw bar to one side and a molded whale bone ceiling, it’s all pretty awesome. Octopus stools draw you Read More

Laszlo
Laszlo

While most bars in this neck of the woods are either complete dives or uber swank, Laszlo is a bit of both and at the same time neither. With a vague Commie theme, represented in the propaganda on the walls Read More

Mill Valley Beer Works
Mill Valley Beer Works

Who doesn’t love a team of bad boy beer loving brothers? Local boys Justin and Tyler Catalana have made their own piece of paradise in quaint little Mill Valley, a little ex-hippy town, ten minutes’ drive north of the Golden Read More

Monarch
Monarch

Don’t let the simple outside appearance or the fierce looking bouncers fool you. Beyond the doors at this dodgy corner on 6th and Mission, you’ll find two floors of wonder that will amaze you. Inventive cocktails, plush couches, live jazz and Read More

Rickshaw Stop
Rickshaw Stop

Once a former TV studio, Rickshaw Stop is a favorite band spot, showcasing all of next year’s top artists that you probably haven’t heard of yet. The main room has super high ceilings with massive red velvet curtains, comfy couches, Read More

Salt House
Salt House

High ceilings, massive windows, exposed bricks and metal pipes. In a building that formally housed a huge printing press, this place is always buzzing, and restaurant reservations don’t always come easy. Fear not, the bar is always first come first Read More

Smuggler's Cove
Smuggler's Cove

Think Pirates of the Caribbean, in a shoe box sized split level room, with a water feature and over 400 rums. Now you may start to imagine the tiki wonderland that is The Cove. Considered one of the globes most Read More

Tacolicious
Tacolicious

On a street where every week it seems the new IT spot has opened, is a taqueria that is anything but a traditional Mexican, instead it’s 100% San Franciscan. It’s a big fiesta inside, everyone gets involved, ordering from a Read More

The Lounge at the Ritz Carlton
The Lounge at the Ritz Carlton

A recent facelift has transformed the once over-draped and frilly lobby lounge into something a little more modern. The Lounge is a bit more masculine, borderline man cave, even. Grey walls, with clean lines and uber comfy chairs are filled Read More

The Tonga Room
The Tonga Room

Tiki bars boomed a while ago, but we all still love a little Club Tropicana time right? Where else can you find a top forty cover band playing on a lagoon, where a thunder storm complete with rain rages Read More

ThirstyBear Brewing Company
ThirstyBear Brewing Company

Beer lovers, you my friends are welcome. Meet San Francisco’s first and only organic brewery. Named after a bear attack story (“Thirsty Bear Bites Man for Cold Beer” was the inspiring headline), this place may feel a little warehousey, but Read More

Top of the Mark
Top of the Mark

Why go to the Top of the Mark? Well it isn’t the 100 strong Martini list, nor is it the tarot readings & wine tasting they do weekly. The reason to go to this longstanding San Francisco institution is very Read More

Tradition
Tradition

Much like its older sister, Bourbon & Branch, this bar brings back days of old, when the partaking of alcohol was a ritual, a time to gather with friends and share experiences, and of course, drink. Good news is that bookings Read More

Trick Dog
Trick Dog

Imaginative drinks? Obviously. Equally great food? Boom. Super cool mezzanined warehouse feeling space? Hot, inked, ridiculously talented bartenders? Friendly and fun clientele? Why yes, this does sound like the making of BarChick’s favourite bar. From the creative genius of Read More

Zeitgeist
Zeitgeist

Although only the remnants remain of this beer garden’s past life as a biker bar, it’s still the first port of call on a sunny day for the beer drinking masses. Armed with around 40 beers on tap, a huge Read More