Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

San Francisco

California Acad. of Sciences
Explore an aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum all under one living roof.
Fleur de Lys
When it's time for a fine French meal in an intimate setting and price is no object, there is no better choice than Fleur de Lys.
Conservatory of Flowers
A unique living museum that's bursting with rare, exotic plants and beautiful tropical flowers just waiting to be discovered. 
Neighbourhood piano bar where a cast of colourful locals take the stage.
Fillmore Auditorium
Who's in the crowd depends on the act, but this red velvet-clad venue is always a classic.
The local party crowd loves to make a dramatic entrance. What slicker way to hit the dance floor than via a 15-foot serpentine slide?
Scala’s Bistro
Memorable, classic food in art deco bistro surroundings.
Press Club
You have to purchase a 'press card' to get in to this sleek wine bar.
Learn your lesson about where to get oceanic delights in the city.
Burritt Room
Classic hotel bar with murderous connections.
A bit of a meet-market, here's one singles bar that does not harken to its roots as a rock club.
West coast Basque cuisine served in smart, contemporary, vibrant surroundings.
Chez Spencer
'Elegant yet casual' is the phrase that springs to mind when trying to describe this modern French restaurant.
Part nightclub, part boudoir, and part retro Chinese love den.
Inventive, perfectionist dishes for those who marvel at the culinary arts. 
In a glamorous white-and-gold lounge, a stylish set nestles into banquettes to sip signature cocktails amid the throbbing beats of whatever DJ happens to be spinning that evening.
A sophisticated neighborhood restaurant, not a hushed temple of haute cuisine.
They have pizza friendly wines. Oh, and pizzas.
Public House
One of the trendiest gastropubs in San Francisco.
Icon Ultra Lounge
Swanky but tiny remodelled lounge where VIP reservations are a must.
Barbacco Eno Trattoria
By offering a widely Italian and full bodied selection of wine, Barbacco Eno Trattoria is considered one of the best wine bars in San Francisco.
Fluid Ultra Lounge
From the austere exterior - the name is featured only in the artful arrangement of the door handles - to the minimalist, high-tech interior, Fluid Ultra Lounge offers a chic, futuristic spot to drink, dance and mingle.
Oola Restaurant has been named a winner of the 2012 OpenTable Diners’ Choice Awards top 100 Late Night Dining Restaurants in the United States. 
Wok Wiz Chinatown Tour
Explore the sights and tastes of San Fran's famous Chinatown on this walking tour.
West Coast Live
Live two-hour radio variety show, involving the audience in conversation, music and play.
Tru Spa
Relaxation, quick smart. 
Remède Spa
The best thing you can do for your appearance, not to mention your state of mind.
Marc by Marc Jacobs
The eponymous label of Marc Jacobs, but with a slightly less intimidating pricetag and plenty of sweet little dresses.
Zuni Café
With twenty years of experience, Zuni Cafe serves the finest rustic Mediterranean cuisine.
Zaré at Fly Trap
Chef Hoss Zaré's reinvention of Fly Trap offers a unique Persian and Mediterranean inspired cuisine.
Town Hall
Housed in a vintage brick building, Town Hall offers hearty American cuisine and a homely atmosphere.
Suppenküche is not an ordinary restaurant: it is more like a traditional German Wirtshaus.
South Park Café
Unpretentious cafe with a serious kitchen.
Michael Mina
Chef Michael Mina's eponymous restaurant is a graceful masterpiece where the food is a perfectionist's dream.
Come for the always-exquisite French-Cal cuisine and gracious service, stay for bar master Thad Vogler's innovative drinks in the sleek new J Lounge.
Elite Café
Old school, Prohibition Era-style speakeasy oyster bar.
Catch serves fresh, affordable seafood and landfare in a casual, cozy atmosphere. 
Café Zoetrope
Part of an artistic concept by Francis Ford Coppola, there's a hearty Italian menu to feed creative types.

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