If you skipped lunch at the office and need to get some food in your body ASAP, Marengo on the Alley has good drinks, plus a menu of under-$5 sliders that could mean the difference between having a good time with your friends and going on a hangry rant that scares them all away. Not scaring your friends is good. Get some sliders.
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We can always rely on Cotogna in the Financial District for an excellent upscale Italian meal.
Verjus is a wine bar and bottle shop in the Financial District perfect for an after-work date and drinks before dinner.
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Sparrow Bar and Kitchen
Sparrow is an oasis in the Haight, with a great patio and excellent happy hour.
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.
Violet’s in the Richmond is a good neighborhood date stop for cocktails and a light bite.
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Hit Palm House’s Happy Hour in Cow Hollow for alcoholic slushies and Caribbean bar food.
Molinari Delicatessen in North Beach sells delicious Italian sandwiches and other grocery items.
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