A rooftop bar that isn’t El Techo is the gift we all deserve. Charmaine’s, in the San Francisco Proper hotel, is upscale without feeling pretentious, and has excellent views of the top of City Hall and down Market Street. The crowd can be a bit corporate (it is a hotel bar, after all), but that doesn’t make the cocktails any weaker or less delicious.
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Bi-Rite Cafe has sandwiches and soft serve for lunch and a nice patio to sit on if you work around Civic Center.
Sunday at the Museum
Sunday At The Museum is inside the Asian Art Museum, but it's worth a trip on its own.
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El Techo de Lolinda
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Comstock Saloon is an old-school spot in North Beach serving great food and cocktails. Get the brussels sprouts.
Everdene on top of the Virgin Hotel is a rooftop bar with near 360-degree views of the city from SoMa.
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