Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

San Francisco

San Francisco Helicopter Tours
Get a birds' eye view of the spectacular bay area.
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.
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.
Vesuvio
Artistic hippie haven with a bar-bummed lady (or bloke?) on the sign.
Taverna Aventine
Offering a stylish downtown watering hole, Taverna Aventine serves a sophisticated lunchtime bite or classics such as milk-braised pork shoulders.
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.
Nob Hill Spa
As posh and opulent as spas in San Francisco get, the Nob Hill Spa offers a full range of treatments, many of an Ayurvedic persuasion. 
Kokkari Estiatorio
Greek has gone upscale at Kokkari.
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.
Ton Kiang
Popular with the locals, Ton Kiang has some of the best dim sum in San Francisco.
Equinox Fitness Club
Explore a unique Bay Area fitness experience with innovative group fitness classes, top-tier trainers and spacious fitness floors, as well as luxurious spas, cafes and boutiques.
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. 
Fifth Floor
Perhaps the most elegant restaurant in town.
SPQR
Become part of the Senatus Populesque Romanus, “The People and Senate of Rome”, to enjoy Northern California cuisine inspired by Italian flavours and wine.
The Independent
The place to find the cool bands before they get cool.
Punchline Comedy Club
Historic comedy club that has seen the likes of Robin Williams, Ellen DeGeneres and Chris Rock grace its stage.
Harding Park Golf Course
Challenging and scenic municipal golf course.
Rye
Downtown meets down-and-dirty for not-so-hipster 30-somethings.
Foreign Cinema
Dinner and a movie in one hip place, what's not to like?
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.
Slanted Door
Stylish locals cram in for Vietnamese specialties at this uber-hip spot.
The Ambassador
A sexy and ultra-glam hotspot that still manages to lure the locals.
Gitane
Named after the freewheeling gypsy, Gitane is a modern, funky, and artistically bold restaurant.
Beretta
Comstock Saloon
Refined turn-of-the-century saloon fare, doncha know?
Mezzanine
Gritty, ultra-urban Mezzanine is a 12,000-square-foot slice of the promised land for the serious, no-bridge-and-tunnel-folk-allowed dance crowd, boasting one of the best sound systems in the city and attracting A-list DJs spinning underground h
Fly Bar
A favourite with hipsters for its no-fuss service and funky decor.
Sears Fine Food
Brunch, lunch, dinner, tea, supper, whatever you call it; it's just called good food here.
Ruby Skye
Ruby Skye is San Francisco's most opulent dance club, the sort of place where sophisticated light shows, a mega sound system, trapeze artists, and go-go dancers on platforms are all part of the standard fare.
Blue and Gold Ferry
Bay cruises and thrilling travel to surrounding areas.
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.
Monk’s Kettle
Coors Light fans, there are many other bars in San Francisco, do not enter this one.
True Sake
Leave your cheesy sake to me" jokes back at the hotel - this is no sake shop to mess with."
Emmy’s Spaghetti Shack
Take note; they don't put up with jerks.
Quince
This is the epitome of San Francisco fine dining. 
Cantina
Funky cocktail combos and a funked out Latin vibe.
Swig
Thirty-somethings crowd in to this neighbourhood live music club for great gigs.
Adventure Cat
Enjoy San Fran from the water, at sunset or during the day, but always in sporty style.
Ozumo
Ozumo's Japanese cuisine is offered in a serene, elegant, zen-garden inspired restaurant. 

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