Woodbury is the kind of bar you’d bring a visiting coworker or client to catch up at. It’s dark enough inside to fade out anything you don’t want to focus on, the drinks are strong, and the food is above average for a place that’s primarily a bar. Grab a Manhattan and a fried chicken sandwich and see how their third-quarter project is going to affect stacked integrations of leveraged holdings with offshore portfolio assets.
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Garaje in Soma does three things well: beer, sports, and “Mexican” food stuffed with french fries and guacamole.
Zero Zero is a perfectly efficient pizza factory. Bring a big group for negronis, soft serve, and quality pies.
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Head to Atwater Tavern in Mission Bay before a Giants Game for views of the bay and things to share, like fancy pizzas and fries.
Berkeley’s Top Dog is an institution: an anarchist hole-in-the-wall that serves incredible hot dogs late into the night.
Sons & Daughters
Fine dining that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Sons & Daughters is definitely our speed.
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Comstock Saloon is an old-school spot in North Beach serving great food and cocktails. Get the brussels sprouts.
True Laurel is a cocktail bar and small plates spot in the Mission that’s great for a date.
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