Holiday season is officially in full swing, no matter how much you might be in denial about the fact that you have to wear socks in the house now. But despite the cold weather and seemingly neverending gift to-do list, December can still be fun. Whether you need a holiday market for some last-minute shopping or want to try a brand new restaurant as a nice little gift to yourself, read on for the best ways to make the most of the month in SF.
Miracle Bar at PCH
The national Christmas-themed pop-up bar, Miracle, is at Pacific Cocktail Haven in Lower Nob Hill this year through December 24th. They have festive cocktails (in Santa-shaped mugs, naturally), and Christmas lights everywhere to get you into the holiday spirit. They’re open Monday to Saturday, 5pm-12am.
Plate Lunch at Unco Frank’s
The Hawaiian pop-up is currently operating out of High Treason in the Richmond, and they just brought back their excellent Plate Lunch. So the next time you need a midday pick-me-up, head there Wednesday to Saturday, 11am-3pm for things like teriyaki chicken and macaroni salad.
Christmas Pop-Up at Daily Driver
The bagel spot in Dogpatch is hosting an Austrian Christmas Market on December 18th and 19th (5-9pm). Expect lots of mulled wine, bratwursts, and donuts.
Order Holiday Cookies, Caviar, or Yule Logs From An SF Restaurant
Whether you’re contributing to a holiday potluck or just want to be festive at home, there are plenty of SF restaurants offering specials for Christmas and New Year’s. Here are 28 great options, including everything from cookie tins and peppermint cakes to whole smoked ducks.
Check Out One Of The Best New Restaurants Of 2021
ICYMI, we just dropped our guide to SF’s Best New Restaurants Of 2021, which includes the 12 spots we haven’t stopped talking about since we first visited them. So if you haven’t gotten the chance to make a reservation for at least one of the spots, take this as a sign to do it right now.
New Opening: Vico Cavone
A new restaurant to keep on your radar: Vico Cavone. It’s a Neapolitan spot in the Castro that officially opened this week. You can get your pasta mixed right in front of you inside a massive wheel of grana padano, which just sounds like a foolproof way to have a fun night. They also have lots of pizza, meatballs, calamari, and much more.