Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

San Francisco

Elbo Room
Whether you want Acid Jazz, Afrofunk or Indie Rock, Elbo Room delivers every day of the week.
Beauty Bar
Party in a 60s beauty salon, complete with manicures when you buy a cocktail.
The Huntington
Truly historic hotel that caters to an eclectic but monied clientele.
Good Mong Kok
Cheap and authentic Chinese bakery in Chinatown, whoda thought it?
Crissy Field
The Parks Conservancy’s signature project, Crissy Field was transformed from a former military airfield into a vibrant environmental showcase.
Golden Gate Park
This public park, deeded to the people in 1870, park is the third most visited park in the United States – beaten only by Central Park in New York City and Lincoln Park in Chicago. 
The EndUp
A late club that truly lives up to its name. The party, including an occasional scene-loving celebrity contingent, always ends up at the EndUp.
Flora Grubb Gardens
A garden centre you can hang out in.
Madrone Lounge
Styled as an art bar, Madrone draws a casual crowd who come to chill on its mismatched couches and listen to DJ sets.
Delarosa
A cool and relaxed place to get high quality pizza, salad and pasta. And maybe a beer or two. And maybe a little gelatto. With limoncello...
Skylark
Skylark invites you to let your hair down, pick up a total stranger and have the mother of all hangovers the next day.
Dogpatch Saloon
Live jazz almost every night at this Portrero Hill dive.
Betelnut
Mugs of beer complement emphatically fresh and tantalizing street food made with fresh local ingredients and spices that tend to be on the hotter side.
Mission Chinese Food
On a mission to bring San Francisco tasty Oriental dishes at satisfyingly generous prices. 
El Rio
Cheap and cheerful music club, El Rio peddles everything from salsa dancing to DJs. Popular with the twenty-something set.
Twin Peaks
These two hills are located near the center of the city, giving stunning, panoramic views of the beautiful city, down to the bay and ocean beyond. 
Mama’s on Washington Sq.
This is what mornings were made for.
The Buena Vista
The Irish coffee was first served in America at this old school saloon.
Toronado
This beer-loving dive bar is justifiably popular.
Angel Island
Angel Island is rich with California history and perfect for a family outing, celebration, or day away" from urban life."
Fillmore Jazz Festival
A hoppin' hotbed of jazz to celebrate summertime.
Grubstake
Classics like burgers and fries served in a quirky-but-cool interior (a former railway car): what's not to love? 
Ocean Beach
It's just you and the waves and the seabirds at Ocean Beach.
Golden Gate Bridge
A sublime marriage of form and function, the Golden Gate Bridge is a wonder from all perspectives.
Cable Cars
The city's only moving historic landmarks are unmissable.
SF Badlands
Slather on the tanning lotion, bust out your best muscle T, and head for SF Badlands, the baddest gay video dance club in town.
Cliff House and Sutro Baths
Hike the amazing Lands End trails or take a stroll along Ocean Beach. Check out the seals from the quirky Camera Obscura. 
Park Chalet
Be inside, feel like you're outside relaxing with a classic simple menu.
Una Pizza Napoletana
Simple and tasty, customers flock in for Una Pizza Napoletana's one size 12 pizzas."
Ton Kiang
Popular with the locals, Ton Kiang has some of the best dim sum in San Francisco.
The Embarcadero Promenade
Throughout the waterfront, the Port provides plazas, walks, parks, and public access on piers, which afford City residents and visitors alike the opportunity to enjoy the spectacular waterfront setting.
Vesuvio
Artistic hippie haven with a bar-bummed lady (or bloke?) on the sign.
Glide United Methodist Church
Even if - or especially if - you haven't set foot in a church in twenty years, Glide Memorial Church will light you up with 1,000 watts of soul.
Punchline Comedy Club
Historic comedy club that has seen the likes of Robin Williams, Ellen DeGeneres and Chris Rock grace its stage.
Coit Tower
Coit Tower, a slender white concrete column rising from the top of Telegraph Hill, has been an emblem of San Francisco's skyline since its completion in 1933, a welcoming beacon to visitors and residents alike.
The Independent
The place to find the cool bands before they get cool.
Dosa on Valencia
Dosa is not just about dosas but about offering the broad selection of South Indian fare to San Francisco diners using fresh ingredients that are primarily local, organic, natural and sustainable.
Fly Bar
A favourite with hipsters for its no-fuss service and funky decor.
Monk’s Kettle
Coors Light fans, there are many other bars in San Francisco, do not enter this one.
City View
Don't let the name fool you: There is no view. There is Dim Sum though.

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