Charmaine's, the Proper Hotel's rooftop bar, has a city-inspired cocktail menu crafted by Josh Harris and Morgan Schtick of Trick Dog fame. The roof deck, perched 120 feet over Market Street, is stylish, but the vibe is laid-back—largely due to its hoodie- and t-shirt-clad tech patrons. Bar snacks come courtesy of Chef Jason Fox, formerly of Michelin-starred Commonwealth, who heads up Villon, the restaurant below.
San Francisco rooftop bars are few and far between — which is surprising in a city with temperate weather year-round and stunning views around every corner. But the sky-high bars that do exist in the city are some of the best places to grab a drink in town, and to be fair, the number of them has finally expanded in just the last year. Newcomers like Rise Over Run in the brand new LINE Hotel and local favorite Good Good Culture Club are some of the hottest openings in the city.
Our favorite rooftop bars in San Francisco are perfect places for a refreshing cocktail or glass of wine to celebrate any occasion, whether it's a date night or an average Friday night. They're a great choice during those scorching hot days, but also a good pick year-round with most locations offering heaters on chillier evenings. One thing's for sure, of all the places where you can kick back with a drink in San Francisco (cocktail bars, breweries, speakeasies, wine bars), those with fresh air and awe-inspiring vistas always come out on top.
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