If you work in SoMa, 21st Amendment is a good after-hours spot to blow off steam with a few coworkers. They have a good beer selection and solid bar food like cubanos and tacos. Grab a table and try to get your new coworker to explain how exactly they got into stamp collecting when they try to bring up office culture or reporting structures.
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Head to Darwin Cafe in Soma for a kale salad that you’ll actually be thinking about when you leave, but in a good way.
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Mission Cheese functions just as well for a quick solo lunch as it does for something longer, larger, and probably boozier.
Royal Exchange is a lively bar in the Financial District with a full menu, seating for groups, and a lot of beers on tap, great for after work.
San Francisco Athletic Club
If you're worried about getting a good spot at the bar for the game, San Francisco Athletic Club in Pacific Heights takes reservations.
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