74 "Drinks & A Light Bite" restaurants in San Francisco.
When you don’t want to commit to a full dinner (blind date, catching up with an aunt, waiting two hours for a table elsewhere), bars with good food are ideal. Make an easy exit after the first round, or go for a second and maybe some food if it’s going well. Either way, these spots have you covered.
We come to this Spanish restaurant in North Beach when we want excellent tapas and low-proof cocktails in a fun, buzzy atmosphere.
Lost Resort is a nautical-themed bar in the Mission that's great for drinks and a light bite.
Macondray is a cocktail bar in Russian Hill with plenty of fruity drinks and more plants than you can count.
Dear Inga in the Mission serves incredible Eastern European comfort food in a beautiful space that looks straight out of a magazine.
Head to Vinorosso, a small Italian wine bar in Bernal Heights, for great wine and small plates.
Old Devil Moon is a laid-back Bernal Heights bar with excellent cocktails and plenty of beers on tap.
Make Westing offers great cocktails and bocce ball in Uptown Oakland, and is an ideal spot to come drink before a show at the Fox Theater.
Little Creatures in Mission Bay makes great beer, bar food, and pizzas in their huge brewery.
Papito Hayes is a fun spot for weekend brunch or a casual midweek date. Go for the huevos rancheros and the spicy margaritas.
Noosh is a Mediterranean place in Lower Pac Heights that feels like you’re taking a short vacation out of SF.
Scopo Divino is a wine bar in Presidio Heights with a huge bottle selection and live music most nights.
Verjus is a wine bar and bottle shop in the Financial District perfect for an after-work date and drinks before dinner.
The Vault in the Financial District has great small plates and cocktails - come here after work with a few friends or some clients.
Tony Nik’s is an old-school bar in North Beach that’s great to sit at when you’re waiting for your table at Tony’s Pizza next door.