Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

San Francisco

Anchor & Hope
Get off the tourist trail and into this converted artists' warehouse where fresh fish and microbrew beer dominate the menu.
Angel Island
Angel Island is rich with California history and perfect for a family outing, celebration, or day away" from urban life."
Baker Beach
Stretching a mile below the rugged cliffs on the Presidio’s western shoreline, Baker Beach’s spectacular outside-the-Gate views of the Bridge and the Marin Headlands are unsurpassed.
Beauty Bar
Party in a 60s beauty salon, complete with manicures when you buy a cocktail.
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.
Blue Bottle Cafe
Utilitarian coffee shop space where hipsters come to imbibe some of the best roast in the Bay Area.
Cable Cars
The city's only moving historic landmarks are unmissable.
City Lights Book Store
Landmark bookshop that helped launch the Beat Generation.
City View
Don't let the name fool you: There is no view. There is Dim Sum though.
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. 
Club Six
Slightly raggedy, but anything goes at this hip-hop and world music club.
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.
Crissy Field
The Parks Conservancy’s signature project, Crissy Field was transformed from a former military airfield into a vibrant environmental showcase.
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...
Dogpatch Saloon
Live jazz almost every night at this Portrero Hill dive.
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.
El Rio
Cheap and cheerful music club, El Rio peddles everything from salsa dancing to DJs. Popular with the twenty-something set.
Elbo Room
Whether you want Acid Jazz, Afrofunk or Indie Rock, Elbo Room delivers every day of the week.
Fillmore Jazz Festival
A hoppin' hotbed of jazz to celebrate summertime.
Flora Grubb Gardens
A garden centre you can hang out in.
Fly Bar
A favourite with hipsters for its no-fuss service and funky decor.
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.
Golden Gate Bridge
A sublime marriage of form and function, the Golden Gate Bridge is a wonder from all perspectives.
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. 
Golden Gate Park Skating & Biking
People power takes over the parks on Sundays.
Good Hotel
A San Francisco hotel with a conscience.
Good Mong Kok
Cheap and authentic Chinese bakery in Chinatown, whoda thought it?
Classics like burgers and fries served in a quirky-but-cool interior (a former railway car): what's not to love? 
Helpers’ Home Bazaar
A San Francisco charity shop to end all others, with fantastic selections of vintage gowns, over-the-top hats and unique accessories.
Hotel Des Arts
Crisp, hip and with a predisposition to beautiful art.
A place to rummage for slightly damaged couture at heavy discounts.
La Taqueria
Truly local neighbourhood joint where tacos are the order of the day.
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.
Mama’s on Washington Sq.
This is what mornings were made for.
If Calimexican isn't an actual thing yet, it should be thanks to Mamcita's.
Metro Hotel
Easy on the wallet but boasts a lovely interior garden and cosy, clean surrounds.
Mission Chinese Food
On a mission to bring San Francisco tasty Oriental dishes at satisfyingly generous prices. 
Monk’s Kettle
Coors Light fans, there are many other bars in San Francisco, do not enter this one.
Ocean Beach
It's just you and the waves and the seabirds at Ocean Beach.
Park Chalet
Be inside, feel like you're outside relaxing with a classic simple menu.

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