You’ve finally gotten everyone to agree to meet for an afternoon drink, but no one can decide where to go. If you’re anywhere close to the Marina, the answer is usually Tipsy Pig. There’s somehow always a table open on the patio out back, the menu has solid bar food options, and you may even make friends with like-minded groups (i.e. other people who want to get drunk in the middle of the day).
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La Boulangerie De San Francisco, Union
La Boulangerie’s outpost in Cow Hollow is a good quick stop for coffee and a pastry or two.
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The Social Study
The Social Study in the Fillmore is a perfect bar to stop by on a first date or when you’re waiting for a table at a restaurant nearby.
San Francisco Athletic Club
If you're worried about getting a good spot at the bar for the game, San Francisco Athletic Club in Pacific Heights takes reservations.
Trick Dog is an awesome cocktail bar that is sometimes overwhelmed by the masses. Go on a quiet night and you’ll have an awesome time.
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Dumpling Time in the Design District is a fun stop for dim sum and sake with a group of friends.
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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