Dirty Habit is one of the only not-terrible options for drinking outdoors near Union Square. We wouldn’t travel across the city to come here, but it’s reliable for a post-work hang that calls for strong cocktails. The bar food is also shareable and pretty good (get the fries).
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Iron Horse Cocktails
Walking into Iron Horse Cocktails for a drink is a good escape from the shopping and crowds close by in Union Square.
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Emporium Arcade Bar
Emporium Arcade Bar in Nopa has every game imaginable, and is a great spot to come hang out with a group for a casual celebration.
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El Techo de Lolinda
A rooftop bar in the Mission, El Techo de Lolinda is where you should be when the sun’s out.
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