Hope for a sunny day, but bring a jacket anyway. The winds of San Francisco on ground are bad enough, from the rooftops, it's going to be crazy but worth it. Here are the top 10 bars that offer some great drinks, food and views that you cannot miss.
1. 620 Jones
620 Jones, or just Jones could be a go-to spot for after-work drinks, late-night bites & everything in between. It is an urban oasis hidden just a few blocks from downtown and has quickly become the new favourite patio bar, which is apparently the largest outdoor dining venue in San Francisco. They also have Happy Hour from Tuesday to Friday, 4-6pm.
Address : 620 Jones St. San Francisco, CA 94102
Reservation : 620 Jones - Bar / Club in San Francisco, CA | The Vendry(415) 845 - 2257
2. Rooftop 25
As one of San Francisco’s newest and most sought after outdoor venues, Rooftop 25 offers outdoor seating with upbeat music and a casual vibe perfect for kicking back with friends and family. The full bar offers frozen and specialty cocktails, wines and a great selection of ice cold local beers.
Their oakwood fired oven serves up delicious artisanal selections including hand crafted pizzas, burgers, and our now famous hot dog served in a pretzel bun with beer and cheese onions.
Image : Rooftop 25
Address : 25 Lusk St, San Francisco, CA 94107
Reservation : 415.495.5875
3. Good Good Culture Club
Celebrating heritage through food with dishes inspired from lineage, in a lively atmosphere with an immense palm-shaded roof garden — what’s not to like at Good Good Culture Hub, an offshoot from Liholiho Yacht Club? Pro tip: If a reservation is unavailable, they save plenty of room for walk-ins.
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Image : Good Good Culture Hub
Address : 3560 18th street San Francisco 94110
Reservation : Book Your Good Good Culture Club Reservation Now on Resy
4. El Techo
Located in the heart of the Mission atop sister restaurant Lolinda, El Techo serves Latin American street food and cocktails “del sol” in an unparalleled rooftop location with expansive city views. Seats at the all-alfresco El Techo are highly coveted, and patrons line up early to score a spot. The roof stays open come rain or come shine, thanks to heat lamps and wind screens.
Image : El Techo
Address : 2516 Mission St San Francisco, CA 94110
Reservation : (415) 550-6970
5. Dirty Habit
Dirty Habit is your gateway to San Francisco’s wild side. This is where you go to sample exotic cocktails, drink in the sleek atmosphere and lose yourself in deep conversation. Located in the trending SoMa neighbourhood, the fifth floor hideaway holds a dramatic noir-inspired dining room and a fully heated outdoor patio. Choose from a creative menu of craft cocktails that showcase the bars collection of rare brown spirits.
Image : Dirty Habit
Address : 12 Fourth St, San Francisco, California 94103
Reservation : +1 415 348 15555
When elevator doors open 120 feet above Market Street, you’ve entered the rooftop bar and lounge San Francisco has been waiting for - Charmaine’s. Here, the energetic chic of a European terrace meets the laid-back vibes of “California cool.” Now serving an all-day menu from Executive Chef Jason Fox with new daytime cocktails created by partners, BVHospitality (Bon Vivants, Trick Dog) featuring the vibrant flavours, original combinations, and unique bitters and syrups for which the duo is known.
Image : Charmaine’s
Address : 1100 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94102
Reservation : (628) 895 2039
7. Kaiyo Rooftop
Kaiyo Rooftop, a tropical oasis in the sky, is an immersive Nikkei experience. With plants, rich textiles and stunning food and cocktails, the Japanese culinary influence is seen within the Peruvian culture.
They have 3 lounges, so you can choose the view that you like once you are there!
Image : Kaiyo Rooftop
Address : 701 3rd Street San Francisco, California
Reservation : (415) 800-8141
Written by Stuti Khetan, Beverage Trade Network