Dirty Habit is one of the only not-terrible options for drinking outdoors near Union Square. We wouldn’t travel across the city to come here, but it’s reliable for a post-work hang that calls for strong cocktails. The bar food is also shareable and pretty good (get the fries).
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Serious quality sushi, provided you're willing to pay. Akiko's Restaurant will even serve you up a baby barracuda.
Iron Horse Cocktails
Walking into Iron Horse Cocktails for a drink is a good escape from the shopping and crowds close by in Union Square.
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Balboa Cafe is a throwback spot in Cow Hollow whose best asset is its Bloody Mary's.
Hit up Barrio in North Beach for a few beers and some tacos with a friend or impromptu date.
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