Which means when you find a standout place with the ideal lighting, just the right buzz and a solid menu (preferably with lots and lots of oysters)—like Bar Crudo—you hold onto it for dear life.
Trouble is, waiting for a seat in that dime-sized raw bar meant you spent most of your date next door at Tunnel Top—not that you're complaining, but…
Let us introduce the bigger, upgraded version of Bar Crudo opening Saturday on Divisadero.
Twin brother/owners Tim and Mike Selvera didn't mess with a good thing—think of it as everything you liked before, and then some. You'll still find Mark's fresh-from-the-sea crudos like the signature Arctic Char with Wasabi Tobiko and Tim's growing list of obscure brews (that's now clocking in around 50), but now there'll be more to choose from.
Even with more space to spread out, you'll sense the familiar snug atmosphere that drew you there in the first place. Settle in at the zinc bar and order oysters to go with a few pints of hard-to-find Deschutes Brewery's The Abyss. There are also tables toward the front, but your best bet is to ascend to the mezzanine, offering a bird's-eye view of the street through the original '20s window.
Consider it a feast for your eyes.