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San Francisco area favorite bars and restaurants
mrsmiley
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From: Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 2005-08-10 2:36 pm   Permalink

Here is a list I made, I'd love to know yours!

Some of the hours listed are weekend only-weekday hours differ. CODE- (R) is restaurant (B) is bar. (R/B) Means both bar and restaurant are worth checking out!
SAN FRANCISCO
(R/B)TRADER VIC'S 555 Golden
Gate@Van Ness (415) 775-6300. Monday Meetings@6pm
(R)FAR EAST CAFE-SF 415.982.3245 SF http://www.fareastcafesf.com/index.htm 6-10PM 1920's Chinese restaurant--secluded booths, incredible Asian chandeliers
(R)MASSAWA--an ethiopian restaurant 621-4129 11-10 sunday-closed mons. 1831 Haight, SF not old, just tasty!!!
(B)GOLD DUST-Old SF Style bar--Dixieland Jazz often 247 Powell 415-397-1695
(R/B) LEFTY O'DOULS-333 GEARY ST 415-982-8900
(B)C BOBBY'S OWL TREE POST/TAYLOR 415-776-9344 ususallyWED-SAT 5PM ON ..Call 1st!. http://www.theowltree.com TIKI BOB pole across the street!
(B)TRADER SAM 221-0773 11AM-2AM DAILY 6150 Geary St, SF
(R/B)TONGA ROOM 415-772-5278 SAT 5-12:45, SUN 5- 11:45 950 Mason @Calif. SF
(B)BAMBOO HUT 415-989-8555 M-SAT 9PM, ON ...SF closed sunday(not my fave) 479 Broadway, SF
(B)HAWAII WEST 729 VALLEJO ST 415-362-3220 1PM ON DAILY SF
(R/B)ORIGINAL JOES- 10:30-MIDNIGHT DAILY 415-775-4877 SF(bar and food good!)144 Taylor St
(B)HOUSE OF SHIELDS (bar)----New Montgomery st, near Market SF(after 9pm music sucks)
(R)GOLD SPIKE-dinner 527 Columbus St SF 415-431-6395
(R/B)FISHERMANS WHARF various BARS- (B)bars at Fisherman's Grotto 2847 Taylor 415-673-7025 (rest. food sometimes bad) one down, & a really dark one upstairs with fireplace & blue vinyl seats. Try to get into the vintage gift shop with tons of deadstock souvenirs from 60's.
(R/B)BUENA VISTA "CAFE" -Irish Coffee 2765 Hyde St 415-474-5044 SF http://www.thebuenavista.com/index2.html
(R)PALACE HOTEL (Garden Court-Breakfast)fancy priced, incredible Dining room! 2 New Montgomery 415-512-1111 http://www.sfpalace.com/
(B)PIED PIPER BAR @Palace Hotel 2 New Montgomery St Bar w/ Maxfield Parish Pied Piper Mural . http://www.sfpalace.com/main/home.htm
(R)ITS TOPS-old diner 1801 Market st, SF 415-431-6395 open til 3am Fri/Sat nights!
(R)ST. FRANCIS FOUNTAIN & CANDY 2801 24TH ST(@YORK) SF 415-826-4200
EAST BAY;

(R/B)TRADER VICS 9 Anchor Dr. Emeryville 510-653-3400
SUNDAY MORNING--THE Alameda Point antique and Collectible Faire 9am on http://www.antiquesbybay.com First sunday of each month !!!! (start at back first and shop towards the front)
(R/B)THE ALLEY (SUN,MON closed) 3325 Grand Ave, OAKLAND 510-444-8505
(R/B)Conga Lounge 5422 College Ave. 510-654-1601 OAKLAND new"tiki"
(R/B)ART'S CRAB SHACK 4031 Broadway 510-654-2864 OAKLAND
(B)MEL-O-DEE 510-526-2131 EL CERRITO Nice quiet 1961 dive bar near Club Mallard 240 el cerrito plaza....off San Pablo ave.
(B)HEINOLD'S FIRST AND LAST BAR-839-6761 SAT, 12p-1AM, SUN 11-10pm 48 Webster ,Oakland Jack London's fave hangout with a literary slant.
(R/B)Templebar 510-548-9888 http://www.templebar.org sat 5pm on, sun 3:30 on--LUAU Sunday 984 University Ave, Berkeley haven't been
(B)Club Mallard-752 San Pablo Ave, Albany 510-524-8450(upstairs and down tiki patio)
(B)Lost Weekend -Santa Clara St @park, Alameda modern bar
(B)Esthers Orbit Room 11am on tues-sat 1724 7th 510-451-5069 Closed Sun/Monday(never been here) Oakland
(R)LE CHEVAL-vietnamese 11-9:30 sat, 5 on sunday 1007 Clay St, OAKLAND
(R/B)BANCHERO'S- family style Italian food-cool sunken bar 20102 Mission Blvd 510-537-5522 HAYWARD
(DINER)VAL'S CHARBROILER-2115 Kelly St 510-889-8257 HAYWARD
(R/B)HAYWARD RANCH 22877 Mission Blvd 510-537-5522 HAYWARD
(R)HAYWARD FISHERY/ART'S CRAB SHACK 1065 C St 510-537-6410 HAYWARD
(DINER)FIFTH WHEEL 898 San Leandro Blvd 510-635-7538SAN LEANDRO
(R)PEE WEE'S PIZZA 2198 E 14TH St 510-357-9844 SAN LEANDRO

PENINSULA-
(R/B)Trader Vics Palo Alto -(VERY MODERN)-Sat 5pm Sun 4:30pm Mon 4 PM 650-849-9800

SOUTH BAY-
(R/B) Original Joe's 301 S 1st St San Jose 408-292-7030

PS-If people add to their OWN posts it would be great if you could edit your existing post so we have all the info as tightly as possible and not one hundred posts from say three members. It makes it easier to print for traveling. Thanks, keep adding them!!




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thejab
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From: Tradewinds Apartments, Alameda, CA
Posted: 2005-08-10 3:33 pm   Permalink

I don't have time to list them all, so I'll do it by neighborhood, starting with my favorite neighborhood North Beach:

BARS:

TOSCA - open since 1918 - amazing Opera themed bar - time warp
242 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 986-9651

SPEC'S TWELVE ADLER MUSEUM AND CAFE - chockablock with chotchkeys!
12 Saroyan Place
San Francisco, CA 94133
415-421-4112

VESUVIO CAFE - beat hangout since 1948, homey, lots of wood, good on rainy days
255 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
415-362-3370

CAFE TRIESTE - old Italian coffee house and original beat hangout
601 Vallejo St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
415-982-2605

TONY NIK'S - well-preserved moderne bar with friendly staff
1534 Stockton St
San Francisco, CA 94133
415-693-0990

I can't possibly list all the good restaurants in North Beach, but a few of my favorites are:
TOMMASO'S 1042 Kearny St.
RISTORANTE IDEALE 1309 Grant Ave.
CAFE MACARONI 59 Columbus Ave. and it's annex CAFE MACARONI SCIUE SCIUE across the street
BUCA GIOVANNI 800 Greenwich St

Favorite night clubs:
BIMBO'S 365 CLUB - swanky original 1950s supper club with nude mermaid paintings, girl in a fishbowl, and much more - 1025 Columbus Ave.

PURPLE ONION - old cellar comedy club recently reopened - 1025 Columbus Ave.





 
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mrsmiley
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Posted: 2005-08-15 5:04 pm   Permalink

I hit some of my faves this weekend.

 
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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2005-08-16 6:03 pm   Permalink

NOC NOC
557 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117-3406
(415) 861-5811
Cross Street: Steiner Street

NocNoc is the unification between Flintstones primitivism and Kraftwerk/Chris&Cosey electronic modernism, mixing cutting-edge dance music with prehistoric and post-apocalyptic decor.

An array of neon and black lights dimly illuminate the space. Sit at the pomo metallic bar or or balance drinks on the ameoba-shaped tables or sit on throw pillows set atop splatter-painted floors.


The use of television screens on static, the amoeba shaped furniture, the dramatic red coloring, all tied together by a prehistoric theme made for many incredible druken evenings.

The beer was good, although I preferred the Sake.

Has the steely blue vibe of the Toronado Room down the street managed to stay open?



BIX
56 Gold St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone: 415-433-6300/415-433-4574

Bix is a beautiful supper club, complete with jazz combo playing and 1940s murals gracing the walls. Sip champagne from pre-chilled glasswear with the bottles resting atop the bar in a icefilled punchbowl - Bix creates this type of an enchanting evening - once you find this out-of-the way jewel, tucked off the main drag down an alley.

I highly recommend their enourmous shrimp pu-pu platter.


REDWOOD ROOM
Tel. 415 929 2372
5pm-2am Sun-Thurs.
4pm-2am Fri-Sat

Clift's famous and historic Redwood Room has been restored into another glamourous, 1940s, Art Deco jewel. The original redwood paneling glows by the candle light. According to local legend, the very long bar of the Redwood Bar was carved from a single redwood tree, alas the name.

Get there early, after 11pm, this bar is so hot there are lines around the corner.

CLIFT HOTEL SAN FRANCISCO
495 Geary Street
San Francisco, California 94102
Tel. 415 775 4700

http://www.clifthotel.com/clift_hotel_redwood_room.asp


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christiki295
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Posted: 2005-08-16 6:10 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-08-15 17:04, mrsmiley wrote:
I hit some of my faves this weekend.



Good deal, next weekend, hit some of mine for me.


 
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mrsmiley
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Posted: 2005-10-31 1:32 pm   Permalink

oops--please post to this better thread:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=11299&forum=6&vpost=196484&hilite=francisco%20bars

(edited to fix link)

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