Bernal Heights has a bunch of great dive bars and places to drink wine, but Holy Water is our favorite spot to get a nice cocktail. With its dark room, this place feels like you’re totally cut off from the outside world except for the few small TVs in the corners to check the scores on. The cocktail menu changes up every now and then, but expect everything to be well-made - like the Du Monde, a chicory-coffee cognac Old Fashioned. And when you finally realize you’ve been here longer than you expected, you can buy beer from the bar to take home.
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El Rio in Bernal Heights is one of our old reliables - especially with it’s excellent outdoor space.
This casual Bernal Heights restaurant has a huge patio that’s ideal for brunch or burgers with friends.
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