Best Bars from Bay to Breakers
If your idea of nightlife includes hitting a bar for drinks and socializing, then our San Francisco guide is just what you want. Capitalizing on first-hand experience and extensive research, we've located the best bars in San Francisco for hanging out and kicking back in. From long-lived mainstays like AsiaSF to busy places like Tonga Room Hurricane Restaurant & Bar that get lots of 10Best reader approval, we present the top bars in town and offer details about them all. What's the energy like? How do the bartenders pour? Are most bars located in the North Beach area? No fear - we share all the facts!
The hole of hole in the wall bars. Not to be missed.
Started in 2011 but already boasting some of the best cocktails in the city.
All house drinks for $8 between 4 and 8 daily is not a bad deal for downtown - especially when you're paying for the view.
Local Expert Tip: "The Pied Piper's IPA is not short on hops for that classic Indian Pale Ale bite."
Local Expert Tip: "Pick up a sausage at Rosamunde Sausage Grill right next door to the Toranado to go with the beer."
Local Expert Tip: "When the fog lifts, head to Zeitgeist's popular outdoor patio."
Local Expert Tip: "Don't skip legendary City Light bookstore right next door."
Local Expert Tip: "Tropical themed hotel bar offers dancing, live music, great food."
Local Expert Tip: "Emerald Isle style shines through in ales, decor, food and music."