Long-known as a "foodie" city that practically invented the organic food movement, San Francisco is applying the same love and devotion she's had towards food to another favorite pastime: drinking.
Just as the organic food movement was defined by local and sustainable ingredients, the trend in most San Francisco bars is to offer locally made beers and spirits. For example, many visitors are familiar with San Francisco's local beer Anchor Steam. Local bars are not only stocking this popular brew, but also adding the small-batch, traditionally distilled spirits of Anchor Distilling Company, as well.
Not really into locally-made drinks? If your idea of nightlife includes hitting a bar for socializing, our San Francisco guide also includes that. Capitalizing on first-hand experience and extensive research, we've located the best bars in San Francisco for hanging out and kicking back. From the classic "Beat" hangout of Vesuvio to a hot new bar created by the latest tech boom like Trick Dog, we've got that perfect mix of old and new so your nightlife has the best of both worlds in San Francisco.
What's the energy like? How do the bartenders pour? Are most bars located in the sizzling Mission area? No fear - we share all the facts!
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