Spacemen were the first to figure out that the higher up you are, the less you have to worry about anything on the ground. But instead of making space travel accessible to people who want to relax and have a fun weekend, people started building rooftop bars instead, and Everdene on top of the Virgin Hotel is the newest one in San Francisco. The majority of the space is covered by a roof that, combined with the glass-panel railings, does a good job stopping the wind from whipping 12 stories above ground, which isn’t the most ideal thing to deal with while you’re trying to enjoy a cocktail and a charcuterie board from their small menu. When it’s sunny, you can step out from under cover and sit at one of the spots running along the edge of the rooftop. Though if you can’t find a seat, there are plenty of high-tops and small tables to put your drinks down if you just want to stand in the sun and take in the views from high above Yerba Buena Park.
Where we've featured it
The best new spots to eat and drink outdoors this summer.
More spots in SomaSee more
Square Pie Guys
Square Pie Guys in Soma is a great post-work spot for Detroit-style pizza, burger, and wings.
Prepare to pay a lot of money for some delicious raw things - like oysters and beef tartare - at Petit Marlowe in SoMa.
More Bar Food spotsSee more
Elda is a cocktail bar in the Mission that you should go to with a small group of friends to eat great Caribbean food.
Hard Water is a good place near the Ferry Building to hang out with a bourbon drink and a snack.
Even if you suck at golf, it's still a blast to spend an afternoon drinking and playing putt putt at Urban Putt in the Mission.
Suggested by our writers
El Techo de Lolinda
A rooftop bar in the Mission, El Techo de Lolinda is where you should be when the sun’s out.
Anina in Hayes Valley has everything you need for an afternoon drinking session - including punch bowls and outdoor space.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more