This beloved dive welcomes a colorful cross-section of the city: gay and straight, young and old. The dog-friendly patio is huge and inviting, featuring a lemon tree overhead, ample tables and plenty of heaters for chilly days. In warmer months, you’ll find live bands out back—from salsa to bluegrass—sparking all-hours dance parties. Go on the weekend for the potent bloody Marys or throw back a bucket of $1 Tecates. Happy hour runs until 8pm on weekdays, when well drinks and draft beers are just $4 a pop.
Let’s get this out of the way: Every local knows that the best place to drink outside is Dolores Park (or one of the other San Franciso parks). But if you’re looking to upgrade from a cooler and a lawn chair, there are a slew of sunny patios, beer gardens and rooftop bars in San Francisco to belly up to. Check out the best outdoor bars in San Francisco when Karl takes the rare day off.
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