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après fling

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

sunday 530pm-9pm

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.

One example:

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!


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