40 "Action at the Bar" restaurants in San Francisco.
Action at the bar means you can sit down next to a stranger, start talking, then find yourselves doing karaoke in K-Town at 3am. But these are also places where you can people-watch (and eat) by yourself the whole night.
The Progress, on Fillmore, is a great time and a good scene, with excellent food.
Trou Normand is great place to eat cured meats and sip crafty cognac cocktails.
Bar Agricole is one of the great utility players in the SF dining scene. Perfect For many occasions.
Barvale, in NoPa, serves quality tapas - including some of the best octopus we’ve ever eaten.
Oysters, fresh seafood, and all the attractive people. Lose the Dropbox tee and get your game on. Bar Crudo is where it’s at.
Alba Ray’s is a Cajun spot in the Mission that will trick you into thinking you’re in New Orleans.
Leo’s Oyster Bar involves pricey, but tasty seafood in an ’80s power yacht come to life. Obviously it’s in the Financial District.
Zero Zero is a perfectly efficient pizza factory. Bring a big group for negronis, soft serve, and quality pies.
Down to talk loudly and eat a ton of burrata in the Mission? Get yourself to Beretta for excellent Italian small plates.
Delarosa is a neighborhood institution in the Marina for pizza, salads, and epic people watching.