Outdoor Bars: They Exist
Zeitgeist is one of Outdoor Bars: They Exist.

1. Zeitgeist

199 Valencia St (at Duboce Ave), San Francisco, CA
Beer Garden · SoMa · 387 tips and reviews

SavoteurSavoteur: No list of Bay Area bars worth visiting is complete without this staple. So much bench seating you're almost guaranteed to get a spot where you can soak up that vitamin D with your drink. Read more.

Sparrow Bar and Kitchen is one of Outdoor Bars: They Exist.

2. Sparrow Bar and Kitchen

1640 Haight St (at Belvedere), San Francisco, CA
Gastropub · Haight Ashbury · 75 tips and reviews

SavoteurSavoteur: Walk inside and then all the way to the back and you'll find yourself on a wonderful deck between two apartment buildings. Back here the vibe is more like a friend's BBQ than a restaurant. Read more.

Lost & Found is one of Outdoor Bars: They Exist.

3. Lost & Found

2040 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA
Beer Garden · Uptown · 75 tips and reviews

SavoteurSavoteur: Arguably the ultimate rendezvous spot. The patio seems to go on for days, with a ton of seating and even umbrellas, and the lights strewn about give the garden a whimsical feel. Read more.

Drake's Dealership is one of Outdoor Bars: They Exist.

4. Drake's Dealership

2325 Broadway (at 23rd St), Oakland, CA
Beer Garden · Central Oakland · 95 tips and reviews

SavoteurSavoteur: Hidden behind aged brick and gleaming wood is Drake’s Dealership. There are heaters and fire pits to keep things cozy on chilly nights, and the beer list features all of Drake’s finest brews. Read more.

El Rio is one of Outdoor Bars: They Exist.

5. El Rio

3158 Mission St (btwn Valencia & Cesar Chavez St), San Francisco, CA
Dive Bar · Bernal Heights · 122 tips and reviews

SavoteurSavoteur: Drinks are cheap and usually generously poured. The outdoor space includes so much greenery you'll think you’ve absconded to the countryside. Plus the calendar is full of live music. Read more.