First of all let me express my jealousy… San Francisco is beautiful and an amazing place to eat, drink and just walk around!
Now lets get to the good stuff.
Taquería Vallarta (16th & Mission)
Mosto (On Valencia st. Between 18th & 19th)
Taquería el Farolito (24th & Mission)
Taquería El Castillito (Church & Market - Across the Safeway)
I have heard only good things of Padrecito (In Cole Valley)
Swan Oyster Depot (A must, amazingly fresh food, very very very friendly staff, just a great experience)
Rosamunde sausages (which happen to be next door to Toronado, which is an all beer bar, you are a beer “enthusiast”, this place is a must)
Magnolia Pub (They craft their own beer and their food is great. On Haight & Masonic)
Pearl Burgers (Post and Jones)
Molinari (Colombus between Broadway & Vallejo)
Those are only a few. SF is paaaaacked with amazing eateries, so by all means try some but I encourage you to get lost and try other places. That’s part of the fun!
Now lets get to the boozy stuff.
Bars & Cocktails
-Divey, mustaches and tattooed bars
Zeitgest (Valencia & Duboce)
Hemlock (Polk st & Hemlock alley way)
Pops Bar (heavily populated with amazing cynic tattooed people, but thats the charm, deal with it or just go to another bar. The best part of this place? SUNDAYS BACON BLOODY MARY’s - On 24th Between York and Bryant)
Beergarden on Hayes (this is more of a yuppie beer garden but still great place)
Nice cocktail bars
- Rye (Geary & Leavenworth)
-Local Edition (Market and Kearny)
- The famed Bourbon & Branch (its quite the experience, expenssive but worth every penny)
- Rickhouse (Kearny Between Bush and Sutter)
Two of my personal favorites
-Cafe Zoetrope (On Kearny and Broadway, and this building is one of my favorites in SF, beautiful and well.. owned by Francis Ford Coppola
-Vesuvio’s (amazing bohemian bar… Absinthe? yes please!)
Again, I would advice you to check some of these places, but go wild, SF is just impossible to cover in a couple of days. But I can assure you it’ll make you want to come back for more!
All the best