Bars in the Marina can occasionally veer towards Sammy Adams levels of frattiness, but Hollow Cow is a nice alternative if you’ve graduated from that scene. While it can be a little dead at the start of the week, as you get closer to the weekend, it’s a prime spot for catching the elusive “big game” or to socialize with the 30’s-ish crowd on the outdoor patio.
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A Cow Hollow French bistro that’ll make you feel like you’re in Paris. Gamine’s got it going on.
Balboa Cafe is a throwback spot in Cow Hollow whose best asset is its Bloody Mary’s.
A new Belgian spot in Cow Hollow that unfortunately isn’t blowing our minds. Hit Belga for beers only.
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Gather in Berkeley does great pizzas in a space that feels relaxed (if aggressively rustic).
Rich Table is a restaurant in Hayes Valley that, no matter how many times you go, will always surprise you in the best way possible.
Gary Danko is a taste of a fancier, older San Francisco you’re probably not used to. Fortunately, it’s a very delicious taste.
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The upscale Mexican at Flores is a nice change of pace for Cow Hollow. You just have to do this place right.
Stop by Radhaus after a long day in Fort Mason for some Belgian beers and German food like bratwurst and schnitzel.
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