You’ve finally gotten everyone to agree to meet for an afternoon drink, but no one can decide where to go. If you’re anywhere close to the Marina, the answer is usually Tipsy Pig. There’s somehow always a table open on the patio out back, the menu has solid bar food options, and you may even make friends with like-minded groups (i.e. other people who want to get drunk in the middle of the day).
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La Boulangerie De San Francisco, Union
La Boulangerie’s outpost in Cow Hollow is a good quick stop for coffee and a pastry or two.
Black Horse London Pub
The Black Horse London Pub in Cow Hollow is probably the smallest bar in the city, but it’s also one of the most fun.
Rose’s Cafe in Cow Hollow has great granola, pastries and an excellent breakfast pizza. Hit it in the morning for an outdoor breakfast.
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Tigerlily is an Indian restaurant and bar in North Berkeley with a small patio and interesting cocktails.
Golden Gate Tap Room
The Golden Gate Tap Room is a sports bar in Union Square with multiple levels of TVs, tons of beers on tap, and snacks like potato skins.
Berkeley’s Top Dog is an institution: an anarchist hole-in-the-wall that serves incredible hot dogs late into the night.
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Dumpling Time in the Design District is a fun stop for dim sum and sake with a group of friends.
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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