Hidden behind a pair of blue steel gates in the heart of the Tenderloin, this spacious indoor-outdoor bar has earned a loyal following for its landscaped, heated terrace and happy hour deals: $3 beer specials and $5 wine and cocktail specials (cash only). Though “roof deck” is a bit of a stretch—taller buildings surround you on three sides—the buzzy perch affords a birds-eye view of the Tenderloin below. The crowd is young and stylish, converging from Polk Street, FiDi, Mid-Market and SoMA, and the cocktails are carefully crafted (which sometimes leads to a wait at the bar). Try the Trendy Loin: coriander-infused gin, house-made lemongrass syrup, lime and sparkling wine garnished with fresh lemongrass.
620 Jones St
|Cross street:||at Geary St|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Thu 5pm–midnight, Fri–Sat 5pm–2am, Sun 11am–3pm|
|Transport:||Bus 2, 3, 27, 30, 31, 38, 45, 91|