Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

San Francisco

Trick Dog
Not only is Trick Dog one of San Francisco’s best bars, but it’s one of the World’s 50 Best, serving creative drinks in a stylish setting.
Friendly, late night sharing plates to accompany interesting drinks.
Taverna Aventine
Dogpatch Saloon
Live jazz almost every night at this Portrero Hill dive.
The Buena Vista
The Irish coffee was first served in America at this old school saloon.
Smuggler’s Cove
Rum, rum and more rum in this, Havana-style heaven.
Friendly wine bar perfect for an after-work tipple (or three).
District Wine Bar
This bar takes the pretension out of an evening of wine.
Artistic hippie haven with a bar-bummed lady (or bloke?) on the sign.
Downtown meets down-and-dirty for not-so-hipster 30-somethings.
Funky cocktail combos and a funked out Latin vibe.
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.
Bossa Nova
Friendly Brazilian bar with great caipirinhas.
The Alembic
Haight-Ashbury's most posh watering hole.
Uva Enoteca
A proper Italian-style shrine to all things vino.
Neighbourhood piano bar where a cast of colourful locals take the stage.
Public House
One of the trendiest gastropubs in San Francisco.
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.
Hôtel Biron
Tiny, quiet wine bar perfect for conversation over a tipple of red.
Balboa Café
Balboa cafe offers a rustic American saloon style cafe with plenty of character and house cocktails.
Baker and Banker
An actual marriage actually made in heaven for SF gourmands who want to experience locally sourced produce in typically democratic combinations.
Anchor & Hope
Get off the tourist trail and into this converted artists' warehouse where fresh fish and microbrew beer dominate the menu.
This 'hunting lodge' bar is ready to serve, whether flocking in from an office or exploring the area, handcrafted cocktails and distinctive brews are at the ready.
Blackbird bar provides a relaxed Ever welcoming. Never Serious" neighbourhood bar for early evening cocktails
Bin 38
This popular wine bar has a lot to offer with new world wines, quirky beers and a tasty dinner menu to soak up a glass of wine...or two.
Bar Agricole
Modern urban tavern that reigns as a destination for mixology and farm-to-table dining.
Bar 888
Located inside the Intercontinental San Francisco, Bar 888 offers a sophisticated hotel bar with a range of grappas and cocktails to spice up the night.
15 Romolo
This secluded unmarked speakeasy bar offers strong cocktails and upscale bar snacks for those 'in the know' of its hidden location.
83 Proof
This uniquely casual bar offers simple decor for a relaxed evening drink.

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