Louie’s has a good 4-6pm Happy Hour with extremely affordable beer, wine, and cocktail options (all in the $3-$5 range), so it’s a particularly good option if you’re trying to save some money. They also have a kitchen serving smaller bar bites and even full meals, in case your catch-up with colleagues lasts longer than you anticipated.
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Where To Get A Drink Near Your FiDi/SoMa BART Stop
Grab a drink in the FiDi/SoMa area before you head back to your side of the Bay.
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Twisted Donuts and Coffee
You can get plain donuts in a gas station, but if you want much better options, check out Twisted Donuts and Coffee in the Sunset.
The Pink Elephant
The Pink Elephant in SoMa meets the bare minimum requirements for brunch. And a minimum security prison.
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Comstock Saloon is an old-school spot in North Beach serving great food and cocktails. Get the brussels sprouts.
Hops & Hominy
Hops & Hominy, near Union Square, has strong Southern food, like shrimp and grits, cornbread, fried chicken, and black-eyed pea fritters.
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