Knowing about a brewing company in SF that isn’t Anchor Steam gets you major points, and Black Sands in the Haight is such a place. The space is sleek and open, and the bar has its own beer plus plenty of others, along with a not-short menu of wine and cocktails. It can get a little hectic, but once you’ve settled in at the bar or one of the little tables the night is yours. They also do a great burger.
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Do you enjoy sitting at bars and eating good food? You’ll enjoy Maven in the Haight. Don’t skip the burger.
Sparrow Bar and Kitchen
Sparrow is an oasis in the Haight, with a great patio and excellent happy hour.
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