Published January 09, 2012
A Sangria-Fueled Date Spot on Geary
Of all the neighborhoods, it seems like Lower Pac Heights is coming out swinging lately.
By all accounts, it’s amassing more worthwhile hangouts per square foot in 2012 than any other contender
And now you’ve got another agreeable meeting place to add to the roster...
Welcome The Social Study
, a library-like
that’s equal parts café, lounge and bar, now soft-open on Geary.
If your dad’s study and the cockpit of an airplane morphed into a bar—and then a DJ booth got tossed
into the mix—you’d have the bones of this place.
There’s a communal table and a long wooden bar, but what you can’t miss is the bright-blue,
tufted-leather wall equipped with disguised fold-down seats. So naturally, you’ll head that way, pull out
the seats like you would a jump seat on a plane and settle in for the equivalent of a transcontinental
Since you’ll likely stop in here after dinner at State Bird Provisions (assuming the date is going well),
you might start with a pitcher of housemade sangria. But if you prefer to drink your dessert, try the
cocktail that’s got Guinness, four shots of espresso and a drizzle of chocolate syrup—which assumedly
pairs nicely with their chocolate-covered bacon.
If you swing by in the morning, you’ll be rewarded with Four Barrel coffee and pastries. And once they get
up and running, you’ll be able to show up for movie night here and complete the double-header with a movie
Also known as the night of fold-down seats.
The Social Study
1795 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94115