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Top bar recommendations from locals

New American Restaurant
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“Hands down my favorite restaurant in SF. Fantastic neighborhood (if I had $6mil I would live there). Have dinner at NOPA and go see your favorite band next door at the Independent. Divisadero is a great street to cruise and sightsee”
  • 364 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Notable restaurant that has exceptional food and offers a lively atmosphere. Advance reservations are required.”
  • 193 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“One of our favorite pizzeria! The line may be long so go during non peak dinning time, or put your name there and walk around have a drink!”
  • 220 locals recommend
Cinema
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“Our favorite date night spot. It's a movie theater where you can order food and drinks and eat right from your seat. There's a dimly-lit velvety bar in the theater for a drink before or after. Comfortable seats. Must order the kimchi OR truffle popcorn!”
  • 146 locals recommend
Thin-crust pizzas and cocktails in a neighborhood spot
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“Cocktails are the best. Ask for the Field Guide to Birds menu. Get there early and sit outside unless you're already hearing impaired. Inside the music is loud and guests shout to be heard. ”
  • 181 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Fantastic breakfast & lunch in a beautiful space out by the ocean. Check out charming shops, cafes, and the ocean nearby while waiting for a table. ”
  • 188 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“SF’s most acclaimed cocktail bar with a rotating menu in a stylish space. There are a lot of other options in the Mission, too. ”
  • 178 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Finalist for best restaurant in the country a couple of years ago. Book weeks in advance or swing by after 9:30 and sit at the communal table. ”
  • 166 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
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“We love to come here in the afternoon for a drink and a bite. It was beautiful views of the city and nice music and environment.”
  • 144 locals recommend
Concert Hall
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“This state-of-the-art facility owned by Grateful Dead member Bob Weir hosts top-billing headliners. A big plus is that it’s still small enough to be right there in front with the band! A full service bar and restaurant too.”
  • 90 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“The best pizza in San Francisco! Pro Tip: You can join the waitlist online to reduce your wait time by using Yelp. I recommend adding yourself to the waitlist about 30 minutes before you'd like to dine, and an 60 minutes ahead of time on Friday and Saturday nights.”
  • 114 locals recommend
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American Restaurant
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“Delicious seafood and pub grub with view of Ocean Beach at the West end of Golden Gate Park. Serves their own micro-brews. Less than a 10 minute drive or 40 minute walk.”
  • 162 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“This is an unapologetic rock and roll bar that always plays a solid selection of rock, punk, and metal. It’s not for everyone. If you’re into beer, they have LOTS of great beers on tap (~30+) and good bar food. The garden out back is great on a sunny day. ”
  • 155 locals recommend
Taco Place
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““Not your typical Mexican fare”, the “inventive” tacos and other “tasty” small plates at these “high-energy” taquerias are “full of surprises”; expect a “constant party” in the “hip” surrounds, which all have outdoor tables, and if there’s a “wait” (they’re no-reservations), bartenders mixing “mean cocktails” help pass the time.”
  • 125 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“The oozy, buttery deep-dish pies are not a carbon copy of some Chicago creation by any stretch. With topping possibilities like artichokes and goat cheese, they’re a distinctly California creation — and a drop-dead delicious one at that. Note: the menu recently welcomed some healthy seeming things like a roasted kale appetizer and a broccolini topped deep dish pie, but don’t miss the classic — with sausage, mushrooms, and green bell pepper — and the spicy chicken wings. ”
  • 142 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“One of our favorites - great pizzas, and can sit outside around their huge fire ring, or play a game of bocce!”
  • 80 locals recommend