88 "Eating At The Bar" restaurants in San Francisco.
Maybe you forgot to make a reservation for your date, or maybe you just want to dine solo without being surrounded by two-tops filled with other people on dates. Whatever the reason, you probably occasionally find yourself with the need to eat the bar. Here are the restaurants perfect for doing so.
Cafe Okawari in SoMa is our go-to spot when we want an incredible katsu sandwich.
Aside from having six lanes, Mission Bowling Club has a great bar and makes one of our favorite burgers in the city.
Dear Inga in the Mission serves incredible Eastern European comfort food in a beautiful space that looks straight out of a magazine.
Evil Eye in the Mission serves cocktails and punch bowls in a setting inspired by the ’70s.
If you're worried about getting a good spot at the bar for the game, San Francisco Athletic Club in Pacific Heights takes reservations.
Death By Taco in SoMa has high-quality tacos and strong margaritas that are perfect for a casual weeknight dinner.
Go to Burma Club after work for great Burmese food without having to leave SoMa.
Little Creatures in Mission Bay makes great beer, bar food, and pizzas in their huge brewery.
The great dim sum at Palette Tea House gives us a good reason to go to Ghirardelli Square.
Che Fico Alimentari in Nopa is a lot smaller and darker than its older sibling restaurant upstairs, but the Italian food is just as good.
Papito Hayes is a fun spot for weekend brunch or a casual midweek date. Go for the huevos rancheros and the spicy margaritas.
Absinthe Brasserie & Bar is a French place in Hayes Valley that’s good for everything from quiet dates to big group dinners.
The Showdown is a bar in North Beach with good food, a pool table, and an indoor stoop for hanging out on.
Between the beautiful space and interesting twists on Chinese dishes, Mister Jiu’s in Chinatown is one of the most unmissable restaurants in SF.
Izakaya Sozai in the Sunset makes some of the best ramen in the city, in addition to their small menu of skewers and vegetable dishes.