Where to Eat and Drink in San Francisco for Just $1
Oysters at Bar Crudo

Where to Eat and Drink in San Francisco for Just $1


What can a dollar get you in San Francisco? Check out these affordable delights.


Oysters at Bar Crudo

No $1 city guide is complete without oysters. Bar Crudo (picutured above) not only offers bargain bivalves, but also dollar herb-and-jalapeno-marinated mussels at happy hour. Bonus points for sustainable seafood. // 655 Divisadero St (NoPa), barcrudo.com

Deviled Eggs at Gaspar

Feel fancy without breaking the bank at this downtown brasserie, complete with moody lighting, leather banquettes, and $1 deviled eggs at daily happy hour. Oysters are just a buck a piece as well, while $5 wine is a cheap way to cheat. // 185 Sutter St (FiDi), gasparbrasserie.com

Sliders at Epic Steak

The views here may be priceless, but the sliders are a real value. Go to the upstairs Quiver Bar from 2:30 and 6:30 pm for yummy pork and grilled shrimp versions. Next door at Waterbar, happy hour oysters go for $1.05—the extra nickel goes to charity. // 369 The Embarcadero, epicsteak.com

(Photo by Fuzzy Traveler, via Flickr)

Tacos at Iron Cactus

Ok, so this isn't the best taco you've ever had, but you can't put a price on the restaurant's laid-back vibe, proximity to the ballpark, and dollar tacos with your choice of meat. // 683 4th St. (SoMa), ironcactussf.com


Donuts at Bob's Donuts

Save money and feed your sweet tooth at Bob's, a veritable local landmark that slings crumb cake donuts and donut holes by the half-dozen for just a buck. For better or for worse, Bob's is open 24 hours a day. // 1621 Polk St. (Nob Hill), bobsdonutssf.com

Mission Minis' Cinnamon Horchata Cupcakes(Photo by Robin Jolin)

Cupcakes at Mission Minis

This adorable bakery's cheap and delicious miniature cupcakes keep luring us back for more. Go for pumpkin spice cupcakes from September to April. // 3168 22nd St. (Mission), missionminis.com

(Photo via Tumblr)

Beignets at Devil's Teeth Baking Company

Peruse a small selection of used (read: bargain) books from Green Apple while munching dollar beignets on Sundays.// 3876 Noriega St. (Outer Sunset), devilsteethbakingcompany.com


Margaritas at the Taco Shop

For just half an hour every Friday (6-6:30 pm), the dollar margaritas are free flowing at the Taco Shop at Underdog's. Bring your bills—this special is cash-only. // 824 Irving St. (Inner Sunset), tacoshopsf.com

Cocktails at Monroe

This bar and nightclub in the heart of North Beach brings it with “Battle of the Decades" happy hours every Friday night. Get funky with 70s tunes and $1 well drinks and beers from 6-7 pm. // 473 Broadway St. (North Beach), monroesf.com

Beer at El Rio

Mondays are made better with $1 Tecates at El Rio, weekly until 8 pm. Crack a can and pick up a game of pool table or shuffleboard. Cash only, people. // 3158 Mission St. (Mission), elriosf.com

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