After a long day of flinging, dinner and entertainment is up to you.
The financial district can get a little desolate after business hours, but here some places that aren’t too far away by foot, bus, or BART. Caveat: This list skips chain, formula, and in-hotel establishments, and is composed of: a) bars I’ve rigorously tested; b) places I’ve walked by to and from work enough times to feel like I’ve been there; or c) places that I can think of off the top of my head
A J Ferrari
Italian deli, for takeout and prepared foods 688 Mission at 3rd St, a few blocks away. Mon-Fri 8:00am-8:00pm Sat 9:00am-7:00pm Sun 10:00am-6:00pm
Inside the Westfield Shopping Centre
845 Market St, a few blocks away.
Cupola Pizzeria, 11:30am – 9:30pm daily. Check for reservations online.
Straits (asian fusion), Sunday – Thursday: 11am – 9:30pm Friday – Saturday: 11am – 10:30pm. Check for reservations online.
Authentic Mexican food, margaritas 75 Yerba Buena Lane, between 3rd and 4th St, at Mission, across from Yerba Buena Gardens Friday 11:00 am – 10:30 pm Saturday 11:00 am – 10:30 pm Sunday 11:00 am – 10:30 pm
Bar, with food
431 Natoma St Mon – Fri: 11:00 am – 2:00 am Sat: 12:00 pm – 2:00 am Sun: 10:00 am – 2:00 am
New soul food, bar 25 Mason, at Market and 5th St, walk, cab
friday-saturday from 530pm-11pm
In and around South Park, good walk, cab, or bus
Small Foods, high-end grocery deli and prepared foods
522 2nd St
Mon-Fri 7 am – 9 pm
South Park Cafe, French bistro (small, intimate seating) Friday 5:30–9:30 pm Saturday 5:30–9:30 pm
North Beach, Chinatown, the Mission District, Hayes Valley and pretty much all other SF neighborhoods have a cornucopia of restaurants, but are further away.
Esperpento, in the Mission District, for tapas, sangria and dinner. Take BART four stops to 24th St Mission station, walk two blocks along Mission St. to 22nd, order sangria.
Hmm. Just want a drink around people who couldn’t identify Ficus microcarpa nitida if their life depended on it?
Try finding nearby Tunnel Top, 601 Bush St:
House of Shields, 39 New Montgomery St:
Otis, 25 Maiden Ln:
Or Dave’s, 29 3rd St, as mentioned in an earlier post.
See you all soon!