Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

San Francisco

Sam’s Grill
The history of Sam’s Grill began in the 19th century with a man affectionately dubbed “The Oyster King”. For a restaurant that specialises in seafood, that’s a pretty good omen. Sam’s Grill has gone from strength to strength in the intervening century-and-a-century. The restaurant’s even undertaken a spruce in the more recent past, adding Sam’s Seafood Alley, a heated patio and
Inn at the Presidio
One for historically-minded travellers, the Inn at the Presidio is 22-room boutique hotel housed in a lovingly-restored Georgian Revival-style building.
Bull Valley Roadhouse
Decorated with daguerreotypes and Victoriana, the Bull Valley Roadhouse offers farm-fresh American cuisine and pre-prohibition cocktails in Porta Costa.
Scoma’s
Scoma’s is a classic San Francisco seafood restaurant serving up incredibly fresh, sustainable fish from its historic location near Fisherman’s Wharf.
Campo Fina
A chic restaurant in Healdsburg, near San Francisco, Campo Fina offers accomplished dishes and a bocce court in its contemporary, yet old world space.
One Market
In a contemporary, airy setting you can seal the deal over an American menu comprised of seasonal ingredients sourced locally. 
Le Central
Serving classic French cuisine, Le Central is the downtown stop for locals and visitors looking for a comfortable, social atmosphere and a glass of wine.
Bix
The ambiance is pure 1930s and ’40s — tasteful art moderne reminiscent of the glory days of Cunard and French Line ships. Trendy is simply not a part of the BIX culture.
Tadich Grill
Revered as a fine nostalgic watering hole, specialising in seafood and no-nonsense service.
The Big 4 Restaurant
With an early 20th century gentleman's club vibe, The Big 4 Restaurant offers a gourmet and adventurous menu.
Fish & Farm
We'll give you three guesses what kind of food this place does.
Ducca
A refined setting for an upscale American take on North Italian cuisine.
Marlowe
Marlowe is a market driven neighborhood bistro, offering a menu of bistro favorites with unique and flavorful twists.
Palace of the Legion of Honor
This museum’s spectacular setting is made even more dramatic by the imposing French neoclassical building.
1300 On Fillmore
Chef David Lawrence is English born, with Jamaican roots, he's French trained and Southern inspired. Just so that's clear.
Swan Oyster Depot
Be prepared to queue for super fresh seafood in this jam packed joint.
Epic Roasthouse
They serve meat. Vegetables can be ordered to go with your meat.
Bruno’s
Swank meets kitsch in this San Fran dive.
Mighty
For those who remember the punk era, Mighty evokes the edgy glory days of underground dance clubs on an epic scale.
Postrio
Come here for comforting food with a relaxing drink in intimate surroundings. 
R&G Lounge
Innovative yet traditional Chinese dishes. Just don't tell PETA.
DNA Lounge
Dance-all-night geek-chic club brought to you by a dot-com tycoon.
Wayfare Tavern
Wayfare Tavern offers a classic Americana menu accompanied with a vast wine list that is all California, all the time.
Zuppa
With tasty Italian cuisine and sunny yellow walls, Zuppa is one of the most joyful San Francisco restaurants. 
MarketBar
American brasserie using fresh ingredients sourced from local purveyors and artisans to create seasonal offerings that reflect true farm-to-table cooking.
Boom Boom Room
A high quality blues and jazz bar seven nights a week.
Alcatraz Island
Civil War fortress, infamous federal prison, bird sanctuary, first lighthouse on the West Coast, and the birthplace of the American Indian Red Power movement are a few of the stories of the Rock. 
Harding Park Golf Course
Challenging and scenic municipal golf course.
Sears Fine Food
Brunch, lunch, dinner, tea, supper, whatever you call it; it's just called good food here.
Great American Music Hall
One of the most ornate live music venues in San Fran.
Lava9
Custom leather goods at surprisingly reasonable prices.
Biscuits & Blues
Every kind of blues you can imagine at this cellar speakeasy.
Hayes Street Grill
Imaginative yet practical fish restaurant, dedicated to serving fresh and wholesome dishes to the pre-theatre crowd.
Grand Cafe
Slide
The local party crowd loves to make a dramatic entrance. What slicker way to hit the dance floor than via a 15-foot serpentine slide?
Martuni’s
Neighbourhood piano bar where a cast of colourful locals take the stage.
Yoshi’s
Yoshi's unique restaurant offers Japanese cuisine with a side of jazz.
Fillmore Auditorium
Who's in the crowd depends on the act, but this red velvet-clad venue is always a classic.
Burritt Room
Classic hotel bar with murderous connections.
West Coast Live
Live two-hour radio variety show, involving the audience in conversation, music and play.

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