Eat + Drink
We may not see the sun as often as we like, but San Francisco enjoys a summertime bounty and exceptional bar talent that yield the best seasonal libations. We’ve gathered eight of our favorites from bars and restaurants around town and adapted them for your next summer gathering.
With a new restaurant opening up every week in San Francisco, it's hard to pick our favorites from among the throngs. Still, we managed to wrangle the Bay Area's best dishes, whose flavor profiles set them apart from the crowd. Bon appetit!
Step aside, coffee. This is a job for alcohol.
Whet your appetite for these fun foodie events.
Nearly two years in the making, the long-awaited Drake's Dealership brewpub, from the team behind Drake's Brewery and Jupiter pub in Berkeley, will open in early August.
When summer brings more fog than tradewinds, it’s time to go tiki. The Bay Area is home to a surprisingly large number of moody hideaways that glow with pufferfish lamps and potent, flame-lit drinks.
If you work or live downtown, you’ve most likely eaten at one of the ubiquitous Lee’s Deli locations. Founded by Lee Quan, a rare born-and-raised SF native, Lee’s has been serving tasty and affordable sandwiches, salads, soups, Asian dishes, and a veritable smorgasbord of other fare since 1983.
Summer in Sonoma County means a bounty of local produce, artisan specialties, and heirloom gems. But among those stalls brimming with juicy berries, stone fruits, and tomatoes in red, purple and gold, something else beckons: a fine meal to munch as you wander.
Before you reach for that bottle of Provencal rosé for this weekend's July 4th festivities, why not consider this more festive, gin-soaked, made-in-San Francisco treat?
You're free to drink all you want on Independence Day.