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Tom Molanphy, San Francisco Local Expert

About Tom

The only thing that Tom Molanphy loves more than the food, art, music, and culture of San Francisco is sharing it with others. San Francisco never gets old for Tom.

Tom has lived in the San Francisco Bay area since 2000. His journalism has appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, SF Weekly, and 7x7. He teaches writing, journalism and literature at the Academy of Art University in downtown San Francisco. His latest book, Loud Memories Of A Quiet Life, is available through Outpost19.

Special Interests

Tom knows a lot about:

  • Northern California hostels
  • San Francisco happy hours
  • National Parks

Tom's Special Recommendations for San Francisco

Tom says, "Don't leave San Francisco without walking across the Golden Gate Bridge."

10Best Lists by Tom Molanphy

10Best List

Bottoms Up! Best Breweries in San Francisco

We all know why California became the land of wines. Like the idyllic vineyards of France, Italy and other coastal regions, Napa and Sonoma counties are in the "Goldilocks" zone: not too hot, not too cold, just...


10Best List

Ten Best Places to Brunch in Berkeley

Going out to eat isn't always about cravings. Often enough, mealtimes dictate our choices, limiting restaurant possibilities. When circumstances narrow the options, let 10Best help. We'll direct you to the best...