Ask locals to name their favorite bars, and this small, well-known neighborhood haunt is sure to be on several lists. Its award-winning status is due to the thoughtfulness that goes into everything, from the decor (warm, unpretentious industrial-chic) to the bar menu (designed to look and read like a children’s book) to the excellent craft cocktails (poured by a friendly staff). It can be crowded here, but you may want to be on your feet anyway, thanks to the choice music selections—the best of the ‘70s and ‘80s. There’s also a limited snack-y menu to help soak up the alcohol and perhaps make way for a second round.
San Francisco› Nightlife
3010 20th St. (btw. Alabama and Florida sts.)
Our Rating Hours Daily 3pm–2am Phone 415/471-2999 Web site Trick Dog