James Beshara, founder of Tilt, knows a thing or two about getting people to pay for stuff. His company sets up an easy way to fund activities with a group — everyone pools their money until the group hits a certain goal, at which point the activity "tilts" and everyone gets to enjoy whatever wanton pleasure the group has planned.
So it's no surprise the man has some good picks for where to drop your coin in SF. Sure, we may have some minor disagreements about the Marlowe burger, but Bar Bocce? Great call.
And since Tilt is killing it with its ESPN partnership and fraternity kegger operations, the next step is clear: crowdfunded restaurant-going. We'll be the first to sign up. Who wants to help support our blowout dinner at Saison? We'll take lots of pictures.
James's "Perfect For" Picks
Action at the Bar
The 500 Club (500 Guerrero St.) - "It's a neighborhood dive that remains everyone's favorite corner bar and where my friends and I usually end up after a night of drinking."
Dolores Park (19th & Dolores St.) - "Dolores Park hits its prime on Sunday afternoons. Tons of people gather to hang out, relax, and enjoy the sun, so bring a blanket, a frisbee and your favorite beer."
Marlowe (1431 3rd Ave.) - "A Marlowe burger is my absolute favorite thing to eat in SF and their new location has an outdoor patio. Win-win."
Palm House (2032 Union St.) - "Palm House in the Marina. It's a Caribbean style restaurant known for their (slushy-style) drinks."
Impressing Out of Towners
Bar Bocce (1250 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA) - "Playing bocce right on the water in this idyllic town across the bridge blows visitors’ minds. And the best part is that it never gets old for my wife and me either."
Bi-Rite Creamery (3692 18th St.) - "Salted caramel ice cream at Bi-Rite Creamery. The line can be up to an hour wait on a nice day but, if you buy a pint, you can go straight to the cash register."