Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

San Francisco

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.
Flora Grubb Gardens
A garden centre you can hang out in.
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.
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.
The Buena Vista
The Irish coffee was first served in America at this old school saloon.
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.
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.
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.
Anchor & Hope
Get off the tourist trail and into this converted artists' warehouse where fresh fish and microbrew beer dominate the menu.
Blue Bottle Cafe
Utilitarian coffee shop space where hipsters come to imbibe some of the best roast in the Bay Area.
Metro Hotel
Easy on the wallet but boasts a lovely interior garden and cosy, clean surrounds.
Hotel Des Arts
Crisp, hip and with a predisposition to beautiful art.

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