Sometimes the gods smile upon us and the sun stays out and the temperature remains above 60 degrees into the evening. On those blessed days, we run to El Techo. The city views can’t be beat and neither can the margaritas. It’s a strong strategy if you’re looking to convince your friend who lives in Philadelphia to move here.
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Hawker Fare SF
An Oakland original brings its A-game to the Mission. Hawker Fare is a restaurant we find ourselves at again and again.
True Laurel is a cocktail bar and small plates spot in the Mission that’s great for a date.
Serious sushi types rave about ICHI in Bernal Heights. We like the sushi, but the cooked food is really where it’s at.
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Elda is a cocktail bar in the Mission that you should go to with a small group of friends to eat great Caribbean food.
Sol Food is a bit of an outlier amongst all the other places to eat in Mill Valley, but no one is mad about this cool Latin spot.
Mr. Pollo is a tiny tasting menu restaurant in the Mission unlike anything else in the city.
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Everdene on top of the Virgin Hotel is a rooftop bar with near 360-degree views of the city from SoMa.
Nights can start pretty quietly at the Make-Out Room in the Mission, but things at this bar and dance club can escalate fast.
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