Spacemen were the first to figure out that the higher up you are, the less you have to worry about anything on the ground. But instead of making space travel accessible to people who want to relax and have a fun weekend, people started building rooftop bars instead, and Everdene on top of the Virgin Hotel is the newest one in San Francisco. The majority of the space is covered by a roof that, combined with the glass-panel railings, does a good job stopping the wind from whipping 12 stories above ground, which isn’t the most ideal thing to deal with while you’re trying to enjoy a cocktail and a charcuterie board from their small menu. When it’s sunny, you can step out from under cover and sit at one of the spots running along the edge of the rooftop. Though if you can’t find a seat, there are plenty of high-tops and small tables to put your drinks down if you just want to stand in the sun and take in the views from high above Yerba Buena Park.
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