Bars in the Marina can occasionally veer towards Sammy Adams levels of frattiness, but Hollow Cow is a nice alternative if you’ve graduated from that scene. While it can be a little dead at the start of the week, as you get closer to the weekend, it’s a prime spot for catching the elusive “big game” or to socialize with the 30’s-ish crowd on the outdoor patio.
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Rose’s Cafe in Cow Hollow has great granola, pastries and an excellent breakfast pizza. Hit it in the morning for an outdoor breakfast.
Hit Palm House’s Happy Hour in Cow Hollow for alcoholic slushies and Caribbean bar food.
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Causwells is a much-needed brunch spot in the Marina, that works well any time of day. Especially since the burger is always on the menu.
Despite the hit-or-miss menu, Little Gem is an amazingly pleasant place to eat in Hayes Valley.
State Bird Provisions
You’ll want to book a table in advance for the dim sum-style small plates at State Bird Provisions in the Fillmore.
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The upscale Mexican at Flores is a nice change of pace for Cow Hollow. You just have to do this place right.
Stop by Radhaus after a long day in Fort Mason for some Belgian beers and German food like bratwurst and schnitzel.
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