Thursday, June 13, 2013

après fling

After a long day of flinging, dinner and entertainment is up to you.

The financial district can get a little desolate after business hours, but here some places that aren't too far away by foot, bus, or BART.

This list skips chain, formula, and in-hotel establishments, and is composed of:
a) bars I've rigorously tested;
b) places I've walked by to and from work enough times to feel like I've been there; or
c) places that I can think of off the top of my head

A J Ferrari

Italian deli, for takeout and prepared foods
688 Mission at 3rd St, a few blocks away.
Mon-Fri 8:00am-8:00pm
Sat 9:00am-7:00pm
Sun 10:00am-6:00pm


Inside the Westfield Shopping Centre

845 Market St, a few blocks away.
Cupola Pizzeria, 11:30am - 9:30pm daily. Check for reservations online.
Straits (asian fusion), Sunday - Thursday: 11am - 9:30pm Friday - Saturday: 11am - 10:30pm. Check for reservations online.

Authentic Mexican food, margaritas
75 Yerba Buena Lane, between 3rd and 4th St, at Mission, across from Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday 11:00 am – 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 10:30 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 10:30 pm

The Tempest

Bar, with food

431 Natoma St
Mon - Fri: 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat: 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sun: 10:00 am - 2:00 am

New soul food, bar
25 Mason, at Market and 5th St, walk, cab
friday-saturday from 530pm-11pm
sunday 530pm-9pm

In and around South Park, good walk, cab, or bus

Small Foods, high-end grocery deli and prepared foods
522 2nd St
Mon-Fri 7 am - 9 pm

South Park Cafe, French bistro (small, intimate seating)
Friday 5:30–9:30 pm
Saturday 5:30–9:30 pm

North Beach, Chinatown, the Mission District, Hayes Valley and pretty much all other SF neighborhoods have a cornucopia of restaurants, but are further away.

One example:

Esperpento, in the Mission District, for tapas, sangria and dinner.
Take BART four stops to 24th St Mission station, walk two blocks along Mission St. to 22nd, order sangria.

Just want a drink around people who couldn't identify Ficus microcarpa nitida if their life depended on it?

Try finding nearby Tunnel Top, 601 Bush St:

House of Shields, 39 New Montgomery St:

Otis, 25 Maiden Ln:

Or Dave's, 29 3rd St, as mentioned in an earlier post.

See you all soon!