Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

San Francisco

Curry Up Now
Curry Up Now in San Francisco serves delicious Indian street food, and some creative mash ups (like Indian-inspired poutine) from the Mission District.
Ken Ken Ramen
Offering lip-smacking ramen and a great selection of drinks, Ken Ken Ramen is a much-loved neighbourhood joint in San Francisco’s Mission District.
Wise Sons Jewish Deli
With a menu rich in deli classics, from dill pickles to pastrami, Wise Sons Jewish Deli in San Francisco's Mission District is a neighbourhood favourite.
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.
Good Mong Kok
Cheap and authentic Chinese bakery in Chinatown, whoda thought it?
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.
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.
Grubstake
Classics like burgers and fries served in a quirky-but-cool interior (a former railway car): what's not to love? 
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.
Cable Cars
The city's only moving historic landmarks are unmissable.
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.
Vesuvio
Artistic hippie haven with a bar-bummed lady (or bloke?) on the sign.
Punchline Comedy Club
Historic comedy club that has seen the likes of Robin Williams, Ellen DeGeneres and Chris Rock grace its stage.
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.
Emmy’s Spaghetti Shack
Take note; they don't put up with jerks.
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.
Club Six
Slightly raggedy, but anything goes at this hip-hop and world music club.
Mamacita
If Calimexican isn't an actual thing yet, it should be thanks to Mamcita's.
Tonga Room
Fantastically kitsch Polynesian tiki room with humongous cocktails and indoor rain showers.
Suppenküche
Suppenküche is not an ordinary restaurant: it is more like a traditional German Wirtshaus.
Anchor & Hope
Get off the tourist trail and into this converted artists' warehouse where fresh fish and microbrew beer dominate the menu.
La Taqueria
Truly local neighbourhood joint where tacos are the order of the day.
Tartine Bakery
Throngs of fans queue up to score buttery delicious pastries and cinnamon buns from this, one of San Fran's beloved bakeries.

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