Guidelet: By the Bay - 100 Hip Things To Do in San Francisco

A travel guide to San Francisco, CA, United States | Target Market: families, collage students, tourists, hipsters | A travel guide by: Stockspyder

The city by the bay, San Francisco is the heart of Northern California and surrounded by the San Francisco Bay. With a rich and diverse heritage and roots in Asian immigrants, San Francisco is known for the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars and the many hills and sights to see. Come see some of the most hip locations in San Francisco and enjoy the nightlife that The City has to offer.
By the Bay - 100 Hip Things To Do in San Francisco", a travel guide to San Francisco, CA, United States

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Fort Point National Historic Site

Why visit:

Originally known as Castillo De San Joaquín, Fort Point is a historic park that gives you the very best sights of the Bay Area. You can see just about everything from Fort Point, Marin in the North; Alcatraz as well as Angel Island and of course the East Bay across the bay.

a day,free,just show up option
at Marine Dr.


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Fort Point National Historic Site, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Mission Bowling Club

Why visit:

Blending bowling night club atmosphere with an upswing style bowling alley with high tech advancements, Mission Bowling Club is a 21 and over location that's great for a night out on the town. Not quite Strikes and not quite just a bowling alley, Mission is a good blend of hip night life and activities.

a night,varies,just show up option
at 3176 17th St


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Mission Bowling Club, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

John Colins

Why visit:

Great way to enjoy a drink or 12 after work during Happy Hour, parking around John Colins isn't too bad on weekdays. WIthout a dress code, John Colins is an easy going night out on the town no matter what your goal is.

a night,very cheap,just show up option
at 138 Minna St


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John Colins, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Kare-Ken

Why visit:

A hidden gem along Geary Blvd, Kare-Ken is a small Japanese restaurant with the best of what Northern California and San Francisco have to offer. Hip atmosphere in a part of town that loves it's quirky nuances, enjoy dinner and sushi with a drink at Kare-Ken.

a day,night,very cheap,just show up option
at 552 Jones St


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Kare-Ken, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Barbacco

Why visit:

Nearby the Embarcadero station in the financial district, Barbacco has lots of great Italian dishes like their signature meatballs and chicken thighs. This place can get extremely busy during lunch, and dinner isn't exactly a breeze either. Because of it's location near BART, you'll have a easier time finding a way home.

a lunch,dinner,very cheap,just show up option
at 220 California St


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Barbacco, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Tunnel Top

Why visit:

Awesome atmosphere and lots of great drinks await you at Tunnel Top, a custom bar with a spacious upstairs lounge and laid back appeal. Make sure to stop by an ATM ahead of time, because cash is king at this popular lounge.

a day,night,very cheap,just show up option
at 601 Bush St


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Tunnel Top, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Oola Restaurant & Bar

Why visit:

Nearby Moscone Center, Oola is a popular bar and restaurant that has lots to offer for the average tourist. Try their all day mimosa special for a way to keep your buzz going and your Vitamin C intake high!

a day,night,very cheap,just show up option
at 860 Folsom St


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Oola Restaurant & Bar, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Slow Club

Why visit:

Awesome for any time of the day, this hip lounge is built around the modern eating experience and a set of hipster glasses are almost required. Enjoy their signature ribs or any of their burgers, or their famous expressos.

a day,night,very cheap,just show up option
at 2501 Mariposa St


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Slow Club, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Mr. Smith's

Why visit:

Keeping up with the Smith's has never been easier than at this upscale hip night club. Featuring two separate dance floors and a full service bar through a standing area, this nightclub is laid back and not too packed depending. Want to enjoy a drink and talk? Hang out on the upper platform. Want to enjoy the music and get down? Head downstairs to the DJ spinning beats for the dance floor. It's top 40's and hip hop, stuff that generally appeases the entire crowd.

a night,varies,just show up option
at 34 7th St


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Mr. Smith

Madrone Art Bar

Why visit:

Madrone can have a wide ranging range of customers, depending on the day of the week. Whether there's the art lovers and wine sippers, or the hip crowd of college students, Madrone can appeal to everyone. Try some of the mixed drinks built around lychee for a unique way to enjoy your cocktail.

a night,varies,just show up option
at 500 Divisadero St


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Madrone Art Bar, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Hotel Biron

Why visit:

Classy upscale and 100% San Francisco, the Hotel Biron is a wine bar unlike any other you have ever seen. Have a large group with you in SF and want some fun? Check into Hotel Biron and head to the back area if you have more than 7 in your group. It will feel like a customized experience as usually the back patio area is reserved for larger parties.

a day,night,very cheap,just show up option
at 45 Rose St


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Hotel Biron, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Casanova

Why visit:

Dive bars aren't anything new to the streets of San Francisco, and Casanova is no different. Wide varieties of beer are on tap and the diverse crowd can always get you to have a good time. Even if you happen to live North of Geary, Casanova is a great place to come in and enjoy a beer or 12.

a night,varies,just show up option
at 519-521 Valencia St


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Casanova, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Chocolate Chair Organic Ice Cream

Why visit:

Made from strauss organic ice cream and whole organic milk, ice cream creations from Chocolate Chair are made from a nitrogen machine to ensure maximum froth and flavor. Anyone wanting to try the new age ice cream flavors with an organic appeal, head over to Chocolate Chair across from Japan Center

a day,night,varies,just show up option
at 1737 Post St Ste 383


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Chocolate Chair Organic Ice Cream, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Midnites for Maniacs

Why visit:

Enjoy three movies for 10 dollars at the hip and retro Midnights For Maniacs located on the famous Castro street. Even if your mental endurance won't keep up, you can keep yourself awake through any number of their coffee shop locales along Castro.

a day,dinner option
at 429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114


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Midnites for Maniacs, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Bi-Rite Creamery

Why visit:

Find all the typical flavors as well as some remarkably new ones at Bi-Rite Creamery, nearby the Castro Theatre and off of Dolores Blvd. In a true Northern Californian fashion, all the spoons and cups are compostable and there's a lot of uniquely Bay Area flavors. The seating area is a bit small, so make sure to check into maybe the Bombay when you have a craving for your ice cream sweet tooth.

a day,night,varies,just show up option
at 3692 18th St


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Bi-Rite Creamery, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

St. Francis Fountain

Why visit:

Where else can you enjoy a milkshake and fries for breakfast? No place that's got more hip appeal and fun to be had than St. Francis Fountain, located on the west side of 101.

a option
at 2801 24th St


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St. Francis Fountain, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Fishbowl Bar & Grill

Why visit:

Dive bars in the Bay Area don't get any better than the Fishbowl, where you can do Jager bombs with your bros without fear of persecution. Afterwards, stumble through downtown SF or head up to Geary for some real fun!

a night,very cheap,just show up option
at 1854 Divisadero St


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Fishbowl Bar & Grill, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Zao Noodle Bar

Why visit:

ZAO is an upcoming bar in a long chain of noodle or ramen bars that are popular with the hip crowds in SF. You can enjoy hot or cold creations, as well as a complete menu of Asian / California fusion foods.

a lunch,dinner,very cheap,just show up option
at 2406 California St


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Zao Noodle Bar, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Eliza's Restaurant

Why visit:

Perfect for seafood or even the mid-afternoon brunch, Eliza's offers great Chinese food that's not greasy or saturated in MSG. Believe it or not, this can be hard to find in San Francisco, where there's a Chinese restaurant on almost every corner.

a dinner,night,varies,fixed price,just show up option
at 2877 California St


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Eliza

Harry's Bar

Why visit:

Harry's has changed quite a bit over the years, but for a decent burger and full bar service, there's not many bars that do it as well as Harry's. Need a few drinks before heading out for a night of San Franciscan adventure? Head over to Harry's first.

a lunch,night,very cheap,just show up option
at 2020 Fillmore St


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Harry

The Grove

Why visit:

One of the best bars in San Francisco for eats and drinks, The Grove is a great bar and diner that's got the best of American-Cuban cuisine and lots of strong drinks.

a day,dinner,varies,just show up option
at 2016 Fillmore St


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The Grove, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Cafe Kati

Why visit:

Modern, hip and in tune to today's youth, Cafe Kati is a convergence of local flavor and seafood dishes that combine for an Asian fused restaurant theme that's hard to beat. Located nearby the Japan Center, our personal favorites are the grilled mahi mahi or the tuna salad.

a dinner,varies,just show up option
at 1963 Sutter St


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Cafe Kati, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Curbside Cafe

Why visit:

As iconic and well known as the San Franciscan city lines, Curbside Cafe is a taste of hip local flavor and uniquely Northern Californian dishes. Combining them for a great breakfast, lunch and dinner, no matter what time of the day it is, Curbside has it all.

a lunch,very cheap,just show up option
at 2417 California St


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Curbside Cafe, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Tsunami Sushi

Why visit:

When you are visiting San Francisco, one thing you won't ever struggle to find is a good Asian restaurant. Tsunami Sushi qualifies as part of our Top 100 list with a uniquely wonderful sushi bar experience. Enjoy your favorite cocktail and have a plate or two of your select sushi before the night gets started.

a night,varies,just show up option
at 1306 Fulton St


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Tsunami Sushi, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Don Pisto's

Why visit:

Live Music and fine mexican cuisine are just two of the things in large supply at Don Pisto's, with the only thing that's more plentiful is the great atmosphere. Enjoy their seafood platters, or a shrimp super burrito for a chance to really enjoy fine seafood mexican.

a lunch,night,very cheap,just show up option
at 510 Union St


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Don Pisto

Lion Pub

Why visit:

If there's such a thing as a signature drink at Lion Pub, it would have to be the greyhound and for good reason. Many a intrepid adventurer foolishly believed in his own stamina over this powerful drink, and it's slayed many a drinker to stumbling back through California Street to find a cab or their hotel room. Either way, don't forget to check in here before heading out.

a day,night,very cheap,just show up option
at 2062 Divisadero St


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Lion Pub, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Chubby Noodle Lunch Kitchen

Why visit:

Noodle houses are popping up everywhere, and when you are in the Marina District and have a hankering for ramen there's not many places better than Chubby Noodle. Select from homemade hand spun noodles or ones straight from a box, for the ultimate in ramen and noodle house experiences.

a lunch,very cheap,just show up option
at 2205 Lombard St


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Chubby Noodle Lunch Kitchen, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

CHAMBERS eat + drink

Why visit:

Hip, trendy and a great place to eat.. where else can you enjoy atmosphere and food as good as it is at Chambers? Take a cab or a group of friends through the Tenderloin to find this gem in the rough, and don't forget that O'Farrell Street is just a few blocks away.

a day,night,very cheap,just show up option
at 601 Eddy St


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CHAMBERS eat + drink, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Beretta

Why visit:

Beretta is reasonably priced for the food and has matching atmosphere that's as hip as any bar in San Francisco. Open late and serving meals until well after 11 pm, Beretta is a hip diner that can appease your late night cravings.

a dinner,varies,just show up option
at 1199 Valencia St


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Beretta, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Nihon Whisky Lounge

Why visit:

Not just a hip drinking lounge, Nihon has a touch of classic appeal and sophistication without the price tag. Come on in and enjoy a table and your favorite cocktail of choice. Chances are if Nihon doesn't have it, it doesn't exist!

a dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at 1779 Folsom St


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Nihon Whisky Lounge, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Twenty Five Lusk

Why visit:

Lush dinners and spacious floor rooms provide ample space for you to enjoy yourself at Twenty Five Lusk, located off of Brannan Street. Enjoy a wide variety of dishes or simply check in for some seafood or shrimp platters that San Francisco residents rave over.

a lunch,dinner,very cheap,just show up option
at 25 Lusk St


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Twenty Five Lusk, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Mission Chinese Food

Why visit:

Not your average Chinese restaurant, Mission Chinese Food combines the young and vibrant hip atmosphere of Mission Street and the traditional dishes of the many Chinese immigrants that call San Francisco home.

a lunch,night,very cheap,just show up option
at 2234 Mission St


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Mission Chinese Food, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Little Star Pizza

Why visit:

Little Star is well known for it's business lunches or power dates and lends a young hip trendy feel to everyone's favorite pies. The Little Star in NOPA is hip, modern and dare we say even romantic, which could make it the coziest and hippest place in SF.

a day,night,very cheap,just show up option
at 400 Valencia St


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Little Star Pizza, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Umami

Why visit:

Traditional Japanese sushi meets the Western and progressive lifestyles of San Francisco, Umami is a sushi bar unlike any other in the Bay Area. Combining a true trendy location and facilities with the best sushi on this side of 101, this Japanese sushi bar has much to offer for anyone around the Marina District.

a dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at 2909 Webster St


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Umami, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Upper Playground

Why visit:

People who have enjoyed Upper Playground in other parts of the country will be pleased to find San Francisco well represented. Choose from a variety of unique clothes or enjoy music from the latest and hippest artists like Usugrow, Alex Pardee, Jeremy Fish, and others.

a dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at 220 Fillmore St


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Upper Playground, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Coffee Bar

Why visit:

Well known for it's friendly and outgoing staff, Coffee Bar has some of the finest baristas in San Francisco ready to serve you in a trendy and hip atmosphere. Make sure to enjoy their Americano in a bowl for an extreme plunge in coffee flavor.

a day,very cheap,just show up option
at 1890 Bryant St


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Coffee Bar, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Farmer Brown

Why visit:

Soul Food and comfort meals are found at Farmer Brown, and complete with hip hop music and colorful atmosphere, you can enjoy a meal or have a brew to get you over the hump or to the end of the day.

a day,night,very cheap,just show up option
at 25 Mason St


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Farmer Brown, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

The San Francisco Gourmet Chocolate Tour

Why visit:

Started in 2007 by chocolate connoisseur Andrea Nadel, the Chocolate Tour is a great way to indulge in the best chocolate and sweets that SF has to offer. Take in historic walks and shops and gorge yourself along the way with sample confections from boutique chocolate vendors.

a day option
at 25 Mason St


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The San Francisco Gourmet Chocolate Tour, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Wok Wiz Tours

Why visit:

Enjoy everything that Chinatown has to offer through this comprehensive tour aimed at bringing you the best of the region. Sadly founder Shirley Fong-Torres no longer guides it, but if you want to enjoy Chinatown, there's no better way.

a day,night option
at 25 Mason St


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Wok Wiz Tours, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Filbert Steps

Why visit:

One of the most famous streets in San Francisco, the Filbert Steps are a must do for any traveler looking to enjoy the highlights of San Francisco. Located near the Coit Tower and the Exploratorium, walking these steps is a must for anyone in North Beach.

a day,free,just show up option
at 200-224 Filbert St


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Filbert Steps, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Grant Avenue Shops

Why visit:

Chinatown's charmingly narrow Grant Avenue has everything you could ever imagine for any tourist or resident. Here you will find some of the best collections of small cafes and boutiques selling clothes by local designers as well as vintage Chinese wares and fireworks.

a day,night option
at 200-224 Filbert St


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Grant Avenue Shops, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar

Why visit:

If you are looking for a hip place to enjoy sushi, Ryoko's Sushi Bar is the place to head to, just outside of the Tenderloin. Great sushi and ambiance, good music and friendly staff, this place conveys a great sense of today's youthful hip culture.

a dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at 619 Taylor St


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Ryoko

Little Baobab

Why visit:

If you are tired of the club dancing scene or just want a nice relaxed night of dancing and fun, Little Baobab can offer you an experience that's unlike most of the modern dance clubs. Large enough to handle the busy flow and bustle of people, and yet small enough to convey a very real sense of hip and modern atmosphere.

a night option
at 19th St San Francisco, CA 94110


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Little Baobab, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Blowfish Sushi to Die For

Why visit:

When you want attitude and sushi served with swag and a hip flavor, Blowfish Sushi is to die for (as their namesake would imply). Wide variety of drinks and of course all the quirky and cool names for their sushi plates, Blowfish is one of the best sushi bars in the Mission District.

a dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at 2170 Bryant St


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Blowfish Sushi to Die For, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Chinatown Alleyway Tours

Why visit:

Sign up for a tour to get off the beaten path and enjoy some of the more unknown elements of Chinatown life. Directed by a group of college students, this tour is a non profit that's geared towards enlightening people about the wonders of Chinatown. If you are interested in seeing the true culture of Chinatown, this tour should not be missed.

a day,night option
at 2170 Bryant St


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Chinatown Alleyway Tours, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Latin American Club

Why visit:

The Latin American Club is a dance club / nightlife restaurant that serves from it's full bar and has live talent on depending on the schedule. Make sure to check their website for show times and highlighted artists in question.

a day,night,very cheap,just show up option
at 3286 22nd St


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Latin American Club, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Monarch

Why visit:

When you can't have your cake and eat it too, head over to Monarch for the latest in hip swag, talent shows or taking care of your thirst. Head in and enjoy the full bar and make sure to visit the many kiosks for sampling and live music.

a night,varies,just show up option
at 101 6th St


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Monarch, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

The Social Study

Why visit:

The look of this bar and lounge have great appeal to the young hip crowd, and the live music connects all patrons at The Social Study. Drinks aren't overpriced or watered down and the furniture and seating lends a very modern yet retro look. This place can be extremely busy, so when heading over here make sure to check in early.

a day,night,very cheap,just show up option
at 1795 Geary Blvd


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The Social Study, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Otoro Sushi

Why visit:

With signature plates like the sashimi, seaweed salad, and sautéed mushrooms, Otoro is known for their fresh fish and incredible sushi. The prices are reasonable and there's a lot to the atmosphere that's very young, trendy and hip.

a day,night,just show up option
at 205 Oak St


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Otoro Sushi, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Sweet Maple

Why visit:

Located in the Lower Pacific Heights, Sweet Maple is awesome breakfast food that can kick that hangover to the curb or get your day started just right. Comfort food and heavy breakfast items headline this incredible diner, which is just a few blocks away from the Japan Center.

a option
at 2101 Sutter St


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Sweet Maple, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Chez Maman

Why visit:

Great French cuisine and even better service await you at Chez Maman, and there's two locations from which you can choose. This italian restaurant can have long lines because of their proximity with City Hall and the businesses along Gough Street.

a day,night,just show up option
at 401 Gough St


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Chez Maman, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Mason Pacific

Why visit:

Popular and trendy, the Mason Pacific has a bevy of traditional Italian dishes combined and fused with Northern California's many famous ingredients. Enjoy the Tagliatelle or the carbonara noodles, or even the pork porterhouse for some of the more famous dishes served here at Mason Pacific.

a night,very cheap,just show up option
at 1358 Mason St


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Mason Pacific, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Bocadillos

Why visit:

When you want tapas but you aren't sure where to get the best, head over to Bocadillos. For many residents it does not get better than tapas served here at Bocadillos. Located in the Financial District, this small but trendy diner has the taste of San Francisco you are looking for.

a day,night,very cheap,just show up option
at 710 Montgomery St


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Bocadillos, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Ragazza

Why visit:

Located along Oak Street, this hop pizzeria is often packed with customers from Lower Haight as well as The Castro. Traditional pizza fare and seafood fusion dishes provide a nice respite from the usual Italian food.

a day,night,very cheap,just show up option
at 311 Divisadero St


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Ragazza, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

The Knockout

Why visit:

When you want to dance and have some fun, The Knockout along Mission is the trendy hipster hangout with lots to offer no matter what kind of music you enjoy. Live shows, 90s pop culture references and people in skinny jeans are everywhere inside this quirky dance hall.

a night,very cheap,just show up option
at 3223 Mission St


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The Knockout, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Huxley

Why visit:

Gear up to take on the night with a few drinks and your meal at Huxley, located along Geary Blvd and nearby the Tenderloin. With easy access to everything cool and hip around you, Huxley can be the springboard into an incredible night in San Francisco.

a dinner,night,very cheap,just show up option
at 846 Geary St


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Huxley, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Azúcar Lounge

Why visit:

Laid back and modern, Azucar Lounge is decorated to match with the style and swag of today's youth, and their menu is built to match. Serving tacos and burritos and all the traditional Mexican food fare, Azucar also has a complete lineup of mexican mixed drinks that will get your night started right.

a dinner,night,very cheap,just show up option
at 299 9th St


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Azúcar Lounge, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Hopwater Distribution

Why visit:

With over 40 beers on tap at any one given time, beer lovers are best suited at Hopwater where the beer isn't the only cool thing they have to offer. Lots of ambience and great indoor styling swag has this beer lover's hangout very high on our Top 100 list of Hip things to do in San Francisco.

a day,night,very cheap,just show up option
at 850 Bush St


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Hopwater Distribution, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Stuffed

Why visit:

Homemade pierogi dishes and even homemade beer await this small yet very popular and trendy locale along 24th street. Stuffed can offer you some of the best home cooked Polish meals as well as some wonderful micro brews that can expand your palate.

a day,very cheap,just show up option
at 2788 Mission


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Stuffed, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Monk’s Kettle

Why visit:

If you are looking to grab a drink before dinner, or enjoy a great dinner with a drink the Monk's Kettle awaits but only for the early worm! Check in early to avoid the long lines and crowd, this place is also great for an early meal before enjoying your night.

a day,night,very cheap,just show up option
at 3141 16th St


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Monk’s Kettle, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Butter

Why visit:

Located in SOMA, Butter is your dance club and dive bar combined into one. Lots of catchy phrases and clever art adorn the walls here, giving the lounge a truly homey feel. Take in a few drinks and dance with complete strangers until this place gets too packed.

a dinner,varies,just show up option
at 354 11th St


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Butter, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Boom Boom Room

Why visit:

Up the street on Geary and in the same vein as Rock Star restaurants, Boom Boom Room is a great American night club and cuisine diner nearby the Japan Center. Live talent and shows headline all the events here at Boom Boom and the drinks are well priced so that you'll have plenty of cash for the end of the night cab ride home.

a night,varies,just show up option
at 1601 Fillmore St


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Boom Boom Room, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Upcider

Why visit:

Nestled in Lower Nob Hill, Upcider is a dive bar that's just ripe for your night out on the town. Perfectly suited for a meal or late night snack as well as to enjoy a few brews, this location has lots to offer for any tourist.

a dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at 1160 Polk St Fl 2


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Upcider, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Hog & Rocks

Why visit:

With a full menu of American dishes built to cater to your organic or traditional tastes, Hog & Rocks has lots of drinks and cocktails to offer from their full service bar. Located along Mission Street, there's no shortage of things to do or places to see.

a night,varies,just show up option
at 3431 19th St


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Hog & Rocks, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Make-Out Room

Why visit:

Like the name implies, this place is great for dates and taking your significant other, but it's not all. Make-Out Room also has a full bar and dance floor where you can cut up the rug or make like a wallflower.

a dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at 3225 22nd St


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Make-Out Room, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

F8 | 1192 Folsom

Why visit:

This club has everything you could want and then some, with a great location that's near everything you could ever want. Electric atmosphere and lots of variety make this no cover club a must visit on your next trip to San Francisco.

a night,varies,just show up option
at 1192 Folsom St


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F8 | 1192 Folsom, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Elbo Room

Why visit:

Classic in the San Francisco clubbing scene, the older Elbo Room is still very popular for lots of reasons. Cheap drinks, pinball machines and live events are all main draws and it's location and layout are perfect for artists and DJ's.

a night,check option
at 647 Valencia St


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Elbo Room, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Mezzanine

Why visit:

The Mezzanine floor space has plenty of room for you to embarrass yourself and there's also easy access to the bar. One of the last clubs in San Francisco that still has a dedicated smoked area for those who care, this place can get packed on weekends.

a night,varies,just show up,check option
at 444 Jessie St


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Mezzanine, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Japantown

Why visit:

Jump through a portal and travel to Japan on the peninsula to enjoy the best of Eastern businesses and products. If you enjoy sushi and sake bombs, shopping at Asian markets and for clothing, this is heaven for you.

a day,night,free,very cheap,just show up option
at 444 Jessie St


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Japantown, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Alcatraz Cruises

Why visit:

You've seen it in the movies and on television, now you can see it in person and take in the sights and sounds of the San Francisco bay. Make sure to dress warmly and bring an extra jacket or sweater, because the winds during the winter can be biting.

a day,very cheap,just show up option
at Pier 33 On The Embarcadero


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Alcatraz Cruises, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Palace of Fine Arts

Why visit:

This park is absolutely stunning and has a variety of structures to take pictures and enjoy the quiet moment with a loved one. Romantic backdrops and incredible landscapes harken back to times long past and inspired by Greek architecture. Best of all? It's absolutely free of charge and perfect for any occasion.

a day,free,just show up option
at 3301 Lyon St


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Palace of Fine Arts, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Musée Mécanique

Why visit:

A truly hidden gem in the huge tourist attraction of Fisherman's Wharf, Musée Mécanique is a great time cheap and is a very cool museum in it's own right. You can play any of the vintage games and attractions from this quirky San Franciscan locale, it may be hard to find parking here because of the various attractions.

a day,very cheap,just show up option
at Pier 45, Shed A


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Musée Mécanique, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

The San Francisco Dungeon

Why visit:

If you want to see a side of San Francisco that's not privy to the general public, check into the San Francisco Dungeon for an educating and entertaining thrill ride of a show.

a night,very cheap,just show up option
at 145 Jefferson St


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The San Francisco Dungeon, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Mighty

Why visit:

Take a walk on the wide side at Mighty with a lax dress code and drink prices that won't completely gouge you. If the high walls and vaunted ceilings don't appeal to you try walking into the back area and the upstairs suite for a more private experience.

a night,varies,just show up option
at 119 Utah St


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Mighty, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Why visit:

Check into their website via your smart phone to see the various points and destinations, but this cruise is incredible fun on a date or group adventure. For around $20 dollars you are taken on a high speed cruise and unlike any other kind of experience in the Bay Area.

a day,very cheap,just show up option
at 119 Utah St


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500 Club

Why visit:

Dive bars in big cities never feel as comfortable and as warming as 500 Club, and located off of Guerrero Street it's a fun place for any night that's a bit off the beaten path.

a option
at 500 Guerrero St San Francisco, CA 94110


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500 Club, a tour attraction in

State Bird Provisions

Why visit:

Love food and small dish delicacies then State Bird is the word for lunch or even a brunch for a variety of unique dishes.

a day,night option
at 500 Guerrero St San Francisco, CA 94110


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State Bird Provisions, a tour attraction in

The Grand

Why visit:

For a taste of Vegas clubbing with the Northern California flair and laid back atmosphere, The Grand is a good choice for any night of the week. Head into any number of the VIP rooms for bottle service or head out back to the smoking area to cool down after the club heats up.

a night option
at 520 4th St San Francisco, CA 94107


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The Grand, a tour attraction in

The Fillmore

Why visit:

See a show or take in a concert at the world famous Fillmore which is showing it's age of late, but that's just an added bonus to the experience.

a option
at 1805 Geary Blvd San Francisco, CA 94115


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The Fillmore, a tour attraction in

Union Square Park

Why visit:

Part of any resident's life, Union Square Park is an attraction for couples and families alike. Walk through the park or head over to Union Square, or hop onto a cable car and see where it takes you. Don't forget to dress warmly either because the winds can definitely beat you down.

a day option
at 323 Geary St Ste 203 San Francisco, CA 94101


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Union Square Park, a tour attraction in

Fisherman’s Wharf

Why visit:

Iconic Fisherman's Wharf is an essential stop for any tourist and has a few hidden gems for locals and residents alike. Explore this waterfront bonanza of shops, restaurants and tours.

a day option
at Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach/Telegraph Hill


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Fisherman’s Wharf, a tour attraction in

7D Experience

Why visit:

It's a bit of a short ride for the 30 dollars but this ride is definitely one you should enjoy with a large group or friends. The interactive way this show gets you involved is a great time no matter what state you are in.

a option
at Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach/Telegraph Hill


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7D Experience, a tour attraction in

AsiaSF

Why visit:

Looking to up your game and step into the fast moving club scene of San Francisco? Head over to AsiaSF for a true variety of dance club and hip hop halls on the peninsula.

a night option
at 201 9th St San Francisco, CA 94103


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AsiaSF, a tour attraction in

Exploratorium

Why visit:

See what Northern California has to offer at the state of the art Exploratorium of San Francisco where you can see the very best of technology and science.

a day option
at Pier 15 San Francisco, CA 94111


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Exploratorium, a tour attraction in

The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps Project

Why visit:

Incredibly romantic and stark depending on what time of year or the mural depicted, the tiled steps of 16th Avenue is truly a hidden gem in San Francisco.

a day,night option
at Moraga St San Francisco, CA 94122


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The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps Project, a tour attraction in

Alcatraz Island

Why visit:

Take a trip out to the island known for housing some of the world's most dangerous convicts and see why it's impossible to escape this island without leave.

a option
at Golden Gate National Recreation Area Fort Mason, B201 San Francisco, CA 94123


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Alcatraz Island, a tour attraction in

Bimbo’s 365 Club

Why visit:

Hidden away in the Russian Hills, Bimbo's is a cheeky take on a classic nightclub that's been part of the resident flavor for years.

a night option
at 1025 Columbus Ave San Francisco, CA 94133


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Bimbo’s 365 Club, a tour attraction in

Magowan’s Infinite Mirror Maze

Why visit:

Illegal substances aren't required at this infinite mirror maze that will puzzle your senses and delight your company. head on over to Pier 39 with your significant other and check this off your bucket list.

a option
at Pier 39 San Francisco, CA 94133 Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach/Telegraph Hill


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Magowan’s Infinite Mirror Maze, a tour attraction in

Lombard Street

Why visit:

Easily one of the most recognizable streets in America, Lombard is free fun and a romantic walk for you and yours.

a option
at 1000-1099 Lombard St San Francisco, CA 94133


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Lombard Street, a tour attraction in

Union Square Ice Rink

Why visit:

Lace up your skates and head out on the ice for a great time outdoors at the Union Square rink. Afterwards enjoy walking through the many shops and locations of Union Square.

a day option
at 1000-1099 Lombard St San Francisco, CA 94133


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Union Square Ice Rink, a tour attraction in

Smuggler’s Cove

Why visit:

Tiki bars don't get any cooler than this unique take on the historic tiki bars of the 1930s and 40s in San Francisco. Enjoy some of their signature rum to make sure the night gets off on the right foot!

a option
at 650 Gough St San Francisco, CA 94102 b/t Mcallister St & Ash St


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Smuggler’s Cove, a tour attraction in

Golden Gate Park

Why visit:

World renowned for it's beauty and reclusive nature, this park is highlighted by many unique trails and walks that make it a romantic getaway for any couple.

a day option
at Transverse Dr San Francisco, CA 94121 b/t John F Kennedy Dr & Transverse Dr


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Golden Gate Park, a tour attraction in

The Real SF Tour

Why visit:

Not sure where to go and what to see? Learn more through the Real SF Tour which will walk you through the many layers of historic landscape in San Francisco.

a day option
at 50 Drumm St San Francisco, CA 94111


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The Real SF Tour, a tour attraction in

AT&T Park

Why visit:

Enjoy a Giants baseball game and stroll down through the Yerba Buena Gardens after the game to burn off the hot dogs and beer. Take me out to the ball game doesn't get any better than this wonderfully high tech stadium.

a option
at 24 Willie Mays Plz San Francisco, CA 94107


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AT&T Park, a tour attraction in San Francisco, CA, United Stat

San Francisco Cable Car Museum

Why visit:

History doesn't get any cooler than this wonderfully antique museum filled with artifacts from a day long past. Best of all you can head out of the museum and enjoy all of Chinatown whenever you like!

a day,very cheap,just show up option
at 1201 Mason St


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San Francisco Cable Car Museum, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

San Francisco Sailing Company

Why visit:

See everything that the San Francisco Bay has to offer and take a cruise that will truly change your perspective on The City.

a day,night option
at Pier 39


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San Francisco Sailing Company, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Crissy Field

Why visit:

Romantic getaways do get a bit cold as well, so don't forget to dress warm before heading out for a sunset along Crissy Field. Need a few amenities then check into the Crissy Field Warming Hut Café and Bookstore for WiFi or food.

a day,very cheap option
at 1199 East Beach


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Crissy Field, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Electric Tour Company - Segway Guided Tours

Why visit:

See the sights and sounds of San Francisco by following on the funky Segway cycles which are gravitational-based transportation devices. State of the art and linked to each other through tours, this is a must see for any visitor.

a day,very cheap,just show up option
at 757 Beach St


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Electric Tour Company - Segway Guided Tours, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Japan Center

Why visit:

Incredibly diverse selection of shopping outlets and Japanese comic book stands and stores, along with some of the best sushi and dining available, Japan Center is an integral part of Japantown.

a day,night,free,just show up option
at 1737 Post St


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Japan Center, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

Chinatown

Why visit:

Whatever you are looking for, chances are you can find it in Chinatown which is a uniquely fascinating microcosm of Chinese culture in San Francisco. Shopping, dining or seeing the sights; it's all part of the experience.

a day,night,free,very cheap option
at 1737 Post St


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Chinatown, a tour attraction in San Francisco United States

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