This late-night gold mine lured us to the outskirts of the Mission from day one, and nine months later it's still worth the trip. Just remember: cocktails first, pizza and wine second and shots of El Tesoro or Los Danzantes Mezcal last.
The 2008 Cream of the Crop
It's been quite the year, and we certainly couldn't let 2008 fade quietly into the night without culling together the best of the new. So here—in the year that famously birthed UrbanDaddy SF—are a few thoughts on the best of 2008.
Boar taxidermy, in-house roasted coffee, Dynamo donuts and a back-to-basics milk policy (read: nothing but whole and soy) make this wifi-free anti-coffee shop the perfect coffee shop.
This bi-level bordello-luxe Basque bistro kept you coming back for some of the most potent cocktails in town—and the murals of intertwined female bodies didn't hurt either.
No tables, no chairs, no kitchen: just sixteen stools, one bar and a sushi chef cranking out Firecracker Balls and Spicy Hulk Rolls. A new go-to for the freshest fish around. Oh, and sake. Lots of it.
Home to shelves of exclusive artisanal spirits, it's as close to stocking the best of Bourbon & Branch in your liquor cabinet as it gets, sans password.
This service—a bucket of ice cold beer and a personal shopper—is ridding San Francisco's streets of bad wardrobe decisions one fashion victim at a time.