This French wine-and-small-bites bar across from the Transamerica Pyramid is deliciously styled with geometrically tiled floors, an Old World stand-up bar and a menu posted on a back-lit train-schedule marquis. The most recent brainchild of Michael and Lindsay Tusk of Quince and Cotogna fame, the daily rotating fare at this lively bar, though more casual than their fine dining establishments, is about as flavorful as you'd expect: Suckling pig, Dungeness crab tartine, and pate en croute, to name a few. The wine here is a curated list of small-scale, independent, organic producers primarily from France and Italy—though vintages from the U.S., Spain, Portugal and Germany are also present. In La Cave, the retail space next door, purchase a bottle and browse their collection of carefully selected gifts and home goods.
June 2019: Summer is here and it's actually a scorcher! It's time to hit up the Bay Area's best rooftop bars, boozy patios and alfresco beer gardens. We've updated our list of the best bars in San Francisco to incude two—count 'em—two new rooftop spots (Oeste debuts at #5 and Everdene at #7), a stunning new lounge from a Michelin-starred restaurateur (Moongate deubuts at #3) and a stylish lesbian bar with a NSFW dancefloor (Jolene's debuts at #10). Of course, if the fog decides to roll in, this list also includes tried-and-true neighborhood go-tos, like Bernal Heights’ The Royal Cuckoo (#15), the Outer Sunset’s The Riptide (#17) and the Mission’s Zeitgeist (#22).
Welcome to the Time Out DRINK List, our handpicked ‘best of’ San Francisco’s drinking scene this season. These are the bars we'll be frequenting this summer, from buzzy outdoor patios to hip Carribean-themed wateringholes. Along the way, you'll also find SF classics with fresh new menus (we're looking at you, Trick Dog). After all, experiencing the city's innovative bar scene definitley tops the list of great things to do in San Francisco. Whether you prefer neighborhood dive bars, elegant cocktail dens or craft beer bars, there’s a long list of “bests” in every category in this city. These are our favorites right now.
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