70 "Drinks & A Light Bite" restaurants in San Francisco.
When you don’t want to commit to a full dinner (blind date, catching up with an aunt, waiting two hours for a table elsewhere), bars with good food are ideal. Make an easy exit after the first round, or go for a second and maybe some food if it’s going well. Either way, these spots have you covered.
Noosh is a Mediterranean place in Lower Pac Heights that feels like you’re taking a short vacation out of SF.
Barvale, in NoPa, serves quality tapas - including some of the best octopus we’ve ever eaten.
The Beehive is a retro-futuristic bar in the Mission where you can get ’60s-inspired drinks and fondue.
Violet’s in the Richmond is a good neighborhood date stop for cocktails and a light bite.
Charmaine’s is the rooftop bar at the San Francisco Proper hotel in the Civic Center.
Verjus is a wine bar and bottle shop in the Financial District perfect for an after-work date and drinks before dinner.
Fool’s Errand is a wine bar in Nopa that’s great for waiting for a reservation on Divis or hanging out with a few friends.
Altovino is an Italian restaurant in Nob Hill perfect for a quiet date or a business dinner.
Jupiter in Berkeley is known for its amazing patio and live music situation. It has a ton of beers on tap and serves decent pizza.
Tons of beers on tap and homemade sausage is what you’ll find at Hogwash in Lower Nob Hill.
The Californian-Mediterranean food at Lark in the Castro might be geographically inaccurate, but it tastes pretty great.
Amelie in Nob Hill is a neighborhood spot with well-priced wine and French and Italian small plates.