How ‘bout them Giants? It’s time for the World Series, and now you just need some cool places to watch the game. That dive around the corner is awesome, but baseball games are long—you need spots with food to keep you going, and drinks that justify ordering more than one round (and some deals wouldn’t hurt!). Here are a few to add to your list:
Bluestem Brasserie in SoMa is a stylish spot to take in the games. Plus, they’ve put together a special drink to celebrate the Giants: the Black and Orange, which is tequila, Cointreau, lime, and lemon juice with a black salt rim for $10. You can also catch Happy Hour Mon–Fri from 4pm–6:30pm, with $5 wine, $7 cocktails, $3 beers, and Hamm’s for only $1.
Hog & Rocks
In the Mission? Head to Hog & Rocks for their World Series specials. You can get $8 wings, $8 chili cheese fries, a beer and a shot for $9, and $1 oysters during all games. Plus, you can order any of the items off their regular menu, and enjoy the scene.
Mario’s Bohemian Cigar Café
This old school, tiny North Beach spot is cute as a button, but not too precious. They’ll have the Giants up on their screen, and make sure you order a hot focaccia sandwich to keep you going all nine innings. (Will it be the meatball, or the breaded eggplant? Oh, decisions.)
Mission Rock Resort
Mission Rock has a full bar on two stories, balconies, and oysters. The only possible problem is that the amazing view might distract you from the game, but I bet you’ll manage. Their Happy Hour kicks off Mon–Fri evenings from 4pm–6pm, which will coincide with some World Series Games, and you can get $5 glasses of wine, $4 draught beer, $7 cocktails, and $1 oysters. Yep, not too shabby.
This Mission izakaya just got their projector fixed, so the games will be shown in HD at the bar and on the wall! The menu is full of tasty fried bites (from chicken to sweetbreads) and the beer and sake choices are plentiful.
Presidio Social Club
If you’re in the Marina but avoid Union Street like the plague when the game is on, make your way to this classy joint instead. They’ll be showing the games at their vintage-inspired bar, plus serving a special food and beer deal at the bar during all World Series games: for ten bucks you get a pint of Trumer Pils and a bratwurst sandwich.
Marcia Gagliardi is the contributing food editor for 7x7 and author of the weekly Tablehopper e-column and book The Tablehopper’s Guide to Dining and Drinking in San Francisco. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, and read more at tablehopper.com.