Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

San Francisco

Samovar Tea
Found in Yerba Buena Gardens, Samovar Tea serves teas sourced from around the world, as well as a full menu of healthy, delicious food in its restaurant.
Hotel G
A boutique hotel near Union Square, Hotel G is a playful, stylish option for business and leisure travellers visiting 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
Sotto Mare
Serving seafood, with a claim to offering the best crab cioppino in the city, Sotto Mare can be found in San Francisco’s North Beach neighbourhood.
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.
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.
Cathead’s BBQ
Serving up lashings of rich and smoky regional American barbecue in San Francisco’s SoMa district, Cathead’s BBQ is a taste of country cookin’ at its best.
Yerba Buena Arts Museum
Encounter. Soar. Reflect. Dare.
Luna Park
Creative comfort food, including a week long brunch menu, to be enjoyed in a kitschy, flea-market chic ambiance. 
Woodward’s Garden
Locally popular, Woodward's Garden is San Francisco's food secret.
The Tipsy Pig
Booze and haute-tavern cuisine - what could be better?
Taverna Aventine
Rickhouse
Cocktails in a saloon. Really.
AT&T Park Tour
Visit the ballpark where home runs can be splash hits". "
MarketBar
Range
Market driven menus served in a casual and inviting dining room. 
Salt House
Chef Morales and his team create Contemporary American fare drawing on areas as diverse as North Africa, the Meditteranean and California. 
111 Minna Gallery
Art gallery meets nightclub.
Woodhouse Fish Company
Woodhouse Fish & co's fishy menu ensures it's patrons leave seafood happy.
Hog Island Oyster Company
Has the month got an R in it? Head to Hog Island Oyster Co.
Swan Oyster Depot
Be prepared to queue for super fresh seafood in this jam packed joint.
Frances
San Fran celebrity chef, Melissa Perello's take on the death of fine dining.
Globe
Smuggler’s Cove
Rum, rum and more rum in this, Havana-style heaven.
Truck
The antithesis to the Castro's cheesier bump-and-grind nightclubs, Truck lures a chill out gay crowd with strong drinks, decent bar snacks, a pool table, and pretty boys.
Lexington Club
Butch and femme out of central casting mingle and drink in this low-key neighbourhood bar where 20-something lesbians come to meet each other and play pool.
Mighty
For those who remember the punk era, Mighty evokes the edgy glory days of underground dance clubs on an epic scale.
Bruno’s
Swank meets kitsch in this San Fran dive.
District Wine Bar
This bar takes the pretension out of an evening of wine.
DNA Lounge
Dance-all-night geek-chic club brought to you by a dot-com tycoon.
Local Kitchen & Wine Merchant
This place responds to SF's newest neighborhood with a triple threat: wine bar, food-and-wine shop, and sleek Cal-Ital restaurant.
Yoshi’s
MarketBar
American brasserie using fresh ingredients sourced from local purveyors and artisans to create seasonal offerings that reflect true farm-to-table cooking.
Zuppa
With tasty Italian cuisine and sunny yellow walls, Zuppa is one of the most joyful San Francisco restaurants. 
Taverna Aventine
Offering a stylish downtown watering hole, Taverna Aventine serves a sophisticated lunchtime bite or classics such as milk-braised pork shoulders.
Palace of Fine Arts
A lovely sight in its own right, the main draws of this rotunda are the Exploratorium science centre and the theatre housed within.
Heirloom
Offers a wide variety of aged wines from a carefully managed cellar, and serves simple, very well-prepared food at reasonable prices. Job done.
Sutro’s at the Cliff House
Famous for fine food, excellent service, and awesome ocean views. Dine in the casual Bistro Restaurant or the elegant Sutro’s.
Foreign Cinema
Dinner and a movie in one hip place, what's not to like?
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. 

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