We love going to The Social Study for dates, even if it’s a mini-date before the real thing. The beer, wine, and sake selection is solid, a DJ plays every Thursday through Saturday, and they have a projector always playing movies on the wall, so there’s a lot to talk about if you run out of conversation topics with whoever you’re with.
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Izakaya Kou in Japantown serves reasonably priced sushi and has private rooms available for parties.
Ten-Ichi is a sushi spot that’s been holding down the fort on Fillmore for almost 40 years.
Woodhouse Fish Co.
This place on Fillmore St. is a tad corporate and goes a little overboard with the nautical theme, but it beats going anywhere near Fisherman’s Wharf.
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Stop by Mikkeller Bar in the Tenderloin after work for a huge beer list and a full menu of bar food.
Bar Agricole is one of the great utility players in the SF dining scene. Perfect For many occasions.
Louie’s is a bar in the Financial District that feels like a nice dive. Watch games and eat bar bites or full meals in this brick wall establishment.
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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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