SF Nightlife

Frodesign's City Guide lists several bars, etc.

SF Eater's guide to hot bars


  • Local Edition - in basement of old Hearst building (former publisher of SF Examiner)

  • Bourbon & Branch - speakeasy

  • Ruby Skye - nightclub

  • Redwood Room - upscale lounge at the Clift Hotel

  • The View - lounge with a view at the top of the Marriott

  • Tonga Room - old school polynesian-themed bar in the Fairmont (Nob Hill)

  • Top of the Mark - great views from the top of the Mark Hopkins Hotel (Nob Hill)

Mission District

  • Latin American Club - very popular, strong drinks

  • Cafe Revolution - live music nearly every night (including Monday night classical!)

  • El Valenciano - Tango Tuesdays, etc.

  • Amnesia Bar - rec'd by Yoshi

  • The Marsh Youth Theater

  • Radio Habana

  • Pi Bar - they open at 3:14 PM every day. Get it? (Also good microbrews & decent pizza.)

Hayes Valley/NoPa