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      Trad'r Sam'sJuly 16, 2012
      Cocktail
      • San Francisco, United States

      While most of the Richmond regulars rely on "normal" drinks, there's a full menu of all the delectable umbrella-topped tiki classics: mai tai, zombie and of course, the deadly Scorpion Bowl.

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      Tonga Room & Hurricane BarJuly 16, 2012
      Cocktail
      • San Francisco, United States

      This inverted version of the Enchanted Tiki Room for adults puts the simulated rain in the center of the room rather than outside, and replaces the mechanical birds with a live band.

      Expertise in Cocktail Bars
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      Smuggler's CoveJuly 16, 2012
      Cocktail
      • San Francisco, United States

      The drinks never fail to hit their mark, whether Cate's tributes to colonial-era rum love or the tiki classics that are honed to perfection. Also, there's an indoor waterfall.

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      Forbidden IslandJuly 16, 2012
      Lounge
      • Alameda, United States

      Don't miss the forbidden Island (a grog of lime, pineapple, spices and liqueurs, served in a souvenir "kapu" tiki mug) and the Chamborlada (a pina colada with a float of black raspberry Chambord).

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      Zuni CafeJuly 16, 2012
      New American
      • San Francisco, United States

      The copper-topped bar up front is the perfect spot to have a stellar Bloody Mary to begin brunch, or to polish off a dozen oysters and sip a glass of Champagne as the sun streams down Market Street.

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      Vesuvio CafeJuly 16, 2012
      Dive Bar
      • San Francisco, United States

      Open since 1948, it's where the Beats convened to quench their thirst. The upstairs nook might be the most perfect people-watching in North Beach.

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      Tadich GrillJuly 16, 2012
      Seafood
      • San Francisco, United States

      San Francisco's longest-standing restaurant continues to hold its own as a bar. The handful of stools up front are where you go for a proper, no-pretense super-dry martini or rye Manhattan.

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      Sam's Anchor CafeJuly 16, 2012
      Seafood
      • Tiburon, United States

      Sam's is a classic, and boasts some of the best views around, with San Francisco, Alcatraz and Angel Island in plain sight.

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      The SaloonJuly 16, 2012
      Dive Bar
      • San Francisco, United States

      Dating back to 1861, it's the oldest bar in San Francisco. Don't miss the blues music, played nightly.

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      Pier 23 CafeJuly 16, 2012
      Gastropub
      • San Francisco, United States

      Plenty of windows make the interior of the cafe seem bigger than it is, and offer a chance to spend those bright cold days along the Embarcadero away from the wind.

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      Perry'sJuly 16, 2012
      American
      • San Francisco, United States

      The burgers and free breadsticks are the stuff of legend, as is bartender Kevin Young, who's been at the Union Street flagship for more than 25 years.

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      Martuni'sJuly 16, 2012
      Cocktail
      • San Francisco, United States

      Go for the generous-sized, not to mention reasonably priced, martinis; stay for the convivial atmosphere and sing-alongs of show tunes, jazz and contemporary standards in the back piano room.

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      The Starlight RoomJuly 16, 2012
      Nightclub
      • San Francisco, United States

      This is San Francisco's eternal nod to bar glamour. Try the classic 1950s martinis.

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      Buena Vista CafeJuly 16, 2012
      Bar
      • San Francisco, United States

      Don't miss this bar's iconic cocktail, the Irish coffee.

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      Big 4 RestaurantJuly 16, 2012
      American
      • San Francisco, United States

      Live piano music, a chicken pot pie from chef Gloria Ciccarone-Nehls and martinis made with Anchor Distilling's Junipero gin complete the experience of this quintessential Nob Hill power spot.

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      Zam ZamJuly 16, 2012
      Bar
      • San Francisco, United States

      Politely sidle into any of the 16 seats and be reminded of the simplicity of a great drink.

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      Under AtticJuly 16, 2012
      Nightlife
      • San Mateo, United States

      It draws a lively after-work crowd taking advantage of the delicious bar snacks (with daily deals) and a happy hour that stretches to 10 p.m.

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      ToyoseJuly 16, 2012
      Korean
      • San Francisco, United States

      It's where soju flows fast and furiously, and where locals go to get their Korean comfort food fix. Crowds are a given, so get here early or prepare to wait.

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      The RefugeJuly 16, 2012
      Sandwiches
      • San Carlos, United States

      The beers are lovingly described, and served in appropriately specialized glasses, and the pastrami (top it with chopped liver if you're feeling extra decadent) is first-rate.

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      Original Joe'sJuly 16, 2012
      Italian
      • San Francisco, United States

      The crowd is eclectic, the cocktails are traditional and there's decent grub to boot here.

      Expertise in Italian Restaurants
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