Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

San Francisco

The Tipsy Pig
Booze and haute-tavern cuisine - what could be better?
Taverna Aventine
Cocktails in a saloon. Really.
Harry Denton’s Starlight Room
Don your best, grab a signature Cable Car cocktail and dance for romance all night in the Starlight Room.
This beer-loving dive bar is justifiably popular.
Smuggler’s Cove
Rum, rum and more rum in this, Havana-style heaven.
Swank meets kitsch in this San Fran dive.
District Wine Bar
This bar takes the pretension out of an evening of wine.
American brasserie using fresh ingredients sourced from local purveyors and artisans to create seasonal offerings that reflect true farm-to-table cooking.
Artistic hippie haven with a bar-bummed lady (or bloke?) on the sign.
Taverna Aventine
Offering a stylish downtown watering hole, Taverna Aventine serves a sophisticated lunchtime bite or classics such as milk-braised pork shoulders.
Funky cocktail combos and a funked out Latin vibe.
Tonga Room
Fantastically kitsch Polynesian tiki room with humongous cocktails and indoor rain showers.
Press Club
You have to purchase a 'press card' to get in to this sleek wine bar.
Part nightclub, part boudoir, and part retro Chinese love den.
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.
Café du Nord
Genuine Prohibition era speakeasy with mahogany bar and live swing bands.
Tosca Café
Tosca is the one to choose of all San Francisco bars if you want to meet Russian ballerinas, famous writers and film directors, visiting starlets, and leaders of the local intelligentsia.
Possibly cheesy. Probably mind boggling. Definitely great fun.
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.
Bar Agricole
Modern urban tavern that reigns as a destination for mixology and farm-to-table dining.

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