Here at The Infatuation, we know a hit when we see one. Especially when it involves vodka. So when we discovered Hangar One and its unique Fog Point Vodka, made with actual Northern Californian fog and distilled from California wine, we knew this was a brand we could get down with.
With Fog Point, Hangar One actually takes local fog (hello, Karl) and transforms it into fresh water that gets used in the distillation process. The result is a super crisp vodka that's about as locally-grown as you can get. Good news for us, because we’ve been in search of an awesome spirit to pair with our favorite California EEEEEATS. Hangar One makes a great martini that's a perfect complement to any meal; trust us on this one.
Ready to drink? We’ve done the heavy lifting for you and highlighted our favorite places in SF to find Hangar One (those that serve Fog Point are noted with this blue circle: 🔵 ) as well as what to eat with your cocktails.
🔵 Oysters and vodka - it's a match made in heaven. Hog Island has some of the best views in the city and some of the best seafood too. Have a cocktail to help you brave the crowds of the Ferry Building.
🔵 Finagle an outdoor table at Foreign Cinema and you basically rule the world. It’s a magical place with incredible food and drinks to match. Awesome raw bar, ceviches, antipastos, and avocado toast should all be on your table.
Old Pro is the move when you’re looking to watch a lot of sports and have a generally good time in Palo Alto. It’s massive, it’s airy, and if you don’t want to drink gallons of beer, they have a strong cocktail game as well. The quesadillas, pizzas, and all-around above average bar food are owed some stomach space.
Tapas and cocktails go together like peas and carrots. Throw in spectacular Bay views and you’ve nailed the day/night/afternoon/life. The little skewers, cured meats and cheeses and pan con tomate are exceptional, and the smoked salmon sandwich with some truffle is also super good.
Rye is a great bar, located in the Tenderloin - and one of the best spots in the neighborhood. With great cocktails, unpretentious vibes, and dim lighting feel free to use Rye to get a little bit romantic. The basil gimlet is delicious, but you pretty much can’t go wrong.
🔵 More views to drink with. Cliff House is an old-school classic with insane views in a gorgeous building dating back to the 1800s. While Cliff House could probably coast by with having crappy eats and drinks, they actually bring A-game seafood and cocktails. The crab cakes and mussels should always be in the mix.
You know what makes mini golf more fun? Drinking a cocktail while you try to putt a golf ball through a duck’s legs. This mini golf spot actually has shockingly good food, all of it hearty enough to soak up a few vodka drinks. We’re all about the chicken and waffle skewers and fried green olives. To start.
If you want a chill place to escape the Financial District, the bar in Le Meridien is not a bad spot to step inside and take a break - provided you aren’t trying to hit the hippest place in town. The happy hour deals are strong to quite strong, and the only food that needs to be on your radar are the housemade potato chips with blue cheese. They rule.
🔵 Deviled eggs, crab legs, and our current favorite - the sweet pea hummus - keep us coming back to Wayfare Tavern. And great news for everyone: those things can all go very nicely with some vodka. Start with those things, save room for the burger. Wayfare is a classic.