Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

San Francisco

1300 On Fillmore
Chef David Lawrence is English born, with Jamaican roots, he's French trained and Southern inspired. Just so that's clear.
A16
Pizza fans and wine aficionados alike visit A16 in San Francisco’s Marina neighborhood with similar intentions: to enjoy the flavors of Italy’s soulful south.
Absinthe
Brunch to dinner in Parisian bistro style.
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. 
Bar Bambino
Hand-made classic Italian pastas are joined by Old World dishes that surprise with modern twists, often reflecting the owner's seeming obsession with Italy's Central European connection.
Bar Tartine
Kind of French, kind of eastern European, kind of depends what's taken the chef's fancy that day. Rest assured though, that dinner will be a relaxing affair and very high quality.
Biscuits & Blues
Every kind of blues you can imagine at this cellar speakeasy.
Bix
The ambiance is pure 1930s and ’40s — tasteful art moderne reminiscent of the glory days of Cunard and French Line ships. Trendy is simply not a part of the BIX culture.
Blackbird
Blackbird bar provides a relaxed Ever welcoming. Never Serious" neighbourhood bar for early evening cocktails
Boogaloo’s
Classic greasy spoon where all-nighters end and breakfast goes all day.
Boom Boom Room
A high quality blues and jazz bar seven nights a week.
Bruno’s
Swank meets kitsch in this San Fran dive.
Bull Valley Roadhouse
Decorated with daguerreotypes and Victoriana, the Bull Valley Roadhouse offers farm-fresh American cuisine and pre-prohibition cocktails in Porta Costa.
Burritt Room
Classic hotel bar with murderous connections.
Café de la Presse
When the French want good food, and to catch up with Le Monde in San Francisco, they come to Café de la Presse.
Café du Nord
Genuine Prohibition era speakeasy with mahogany bar and live swing bands.
Café Jacqueline
Cafe Jacqueline can be defined as a gorgeous dessert cafe or more specifically, a souffle cafe. 
Caffe Roma
Long standing one of the best places for Italian coffee in San Francisco.
Campo Fina
A chic restaurant in Healdsburg, near San Francisco, Campo Fina offers accomplished dishes and a bocce court in its contemporary, yet old world space.
DNA Lounge
Dance-all-night geek-chic club brought to you by a dot-com tycoon.
Ducca
A refined setting for an upscale American take on North Italian cuisine.
Elite Café
Old school, Prohibition Era-style speakeasy oyster bar.
Epic Roasthouse
They serve meat. Vegetables can be ordered to go with your meat.
Fillmore Auditorium
Who's in the crowd depends on the act, but this red velvet-clad venue is always a classic.
Fish & Farm
We'll give you three guesses what kind of food this place does.
Grand Cafe
Great American Music Hall
One of the most ornate live music venues in San Fran.
Harding Park Golf Course
Challenging and scenic municipal golf course.
Hayes Street Grill
Imaginative yet practical fish restaurant, dedicated to serving fresh and wholesome dishes to the pre-theatre crowd.
Hotel Boheme
A throwback to the Beat Generation, this was the actual hangout of Kerouac and Ginsberg.
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.
Lava9
Custom leather goods at surprisingly reasonable prices.
Le Central
Serving classic French cuisine, Le Central is the downtown stop for locals and visitors looking for a comfortable, social atmosphere and a glass of wine.
MarketBar
American brasserie using fresh ingredients sourced from local purveyors and artisans to create seasonal offerings that reflect true farm-to-table cooking.
Marlowe
Marlowe is a market driven neighborhood bistro, offering a menu of bistro favorites with unique and flavorful twists.
Martuni’s
Neighbourhood piano bar where a cast of colourful locals take the stage.
Mighty
For those who remember the punk era, Mighty evokes the edgy glory days of underground dance clubs on an epic scale.
Molte Cose
Three shopfuls of kitsch, from antique brooches to lacy lingerie.
One Market
In a contemporary, airy setting you can seal the deal over an American menu comprised of seasonal ingredients sourced locally. 
Palace of the Legion of Honor
This museum’s spectacular setting is made even more dramatic by the imposing French neoclassical building.

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