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  • 1. El Rio

    Mission District | Music Clubs

    A dive bar in the best sense, El Rio has a calendar chock-full of events, from free bands and films to Salsa Sunday (seasonal), all of which...Read More

  • 2. Yield

    Dogpatch | Wine Bars–Nightlife

    A stone's throw from the bay, the city's greenest wine bar serves up sustainable, organic, and biodynamic wines from around the world. Small...Read More

  • 3. ABV

    Mission District | Bars/Pubs

    One of the city's top cocktail bars offers elevated small plates—think pork belly with peanut mole, burgers, and meat and cheese boards—until...Read More

  • 4. Bottom of the Hill

    Potrero Hill | Music Clubs

    This is a great live-music dive—in the best sense of the word—and truly the epicenter of Bay Area indie rock. The club has hosted some great...Read More

  • 5. Elbo Room

    Mission District | Bars/Pubs

    This popular two-story space has a little something for everyone. The main bar downstairs is quaint and swanky with tables, booths, and classic...Read More

  • 6. Elixir

    Mission District | Bars/Pubs

    The cocktails are well crafted and affordable at the city's second-oldest saloon location—various watering holes have operated on this site...Read More

  • 7. Laszlo

    Mission District | Bars/Pubs

    Attached to the Foreign Cinema restaurant, Laszlo is a cavernous, classy space with an open, bi-level design; movies are projected onto the...Read More

  • 8. Magnolia Pub & Brewery

    Dogpatch | Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

    Outfitted in industrial-chic, this brewhouse has a little something for everyone, except maybe hungry vegetarians. Its huge on-site brewing...Read More

  • 9. Martuni's

    Mission District | Bars/Pubs

    A mixed crowd enjoys cocktails in the semi-refined environment of this piano bar where the Castro, the Mission, and Hayes Valley intersect;...Read More

  • 10. Nihon Whiskey Lounge

    Mission District | Bars/Pubs

    Whiskey lovers need to check this place out, if only to drool over the 150 or so bottles behind the bar. Nihon attracts a super-swank, youngish...Read More

  • 11. Rite Spot Cafe

    Mission District | Bars/Pubs

    A Mission tradition for more than 50 years, this classy and casual charmer is like a cabaret club in an aging mobster's garage. Quirky lounge...Read More

  • 12. The Knockout

    Mission District | Bars/Pubs

    In a grungy but hip section of the Mission, the king of dive bars (with requisite cheap bottled beer and photo booth) is popular with the discerning...Read More

  • 13. Urban Putt

    Mission District | Themed Entertainment

    It may be kid-friendly during the day, but this 14-hole indoor miniature golf course really lights up at night. The bar features cocktails inspired...Read More

  • 14. Wild Side West

    Bernal Heights | Bars/Pubs

    A friendly pool game is always going on at this mellow, slightly out-of-the-way hangout, where all are welcome. Outside is a large deck and...Read More

  • 15. Zeitgeist

    Mission District | Bars/Pubs

    It's a dive but one of the city's best beer bars—there are almost 50 on tap—a great place to relax with a cold one or an ever-popular Bloody...Read More

  • 16. Lexington Club

    Mission District | Bars/Pubs

    According to its slogan, "every night is ladies' night" at this all-girl club geared to urban alterna-dykes in their twenties and thirties—expect...Read More

  • 17. Savanna Jazz

    Mission District | Music Clubs

    Deep in the Outer Mission, this is one of SF's best jazz joints, an unexpected find in a hood filled with hipster bars. Loungey booths and low...Read More

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