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Best Happy Hour San Francisco


From appetizer specials to deals on drinks, these San Francisco bars and restaurants offer the best happy hour to be found in the city.

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Ace Wasabi's Rock-n-Roll Sushi Japanese
12/20
3339 Steiner St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
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The menu offers classic nigiri sushi as well as a fun list of rolls. More...

Alta CA California
13/20
1420 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Hang with the hip young tech scene at this serious bar with reasonable bites. More...

Anchor & Hope Seafood
12/20
Dining Room at Anchor & Hope, San Francisco, CA 83 Minna St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
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A sophisticated fish eatery from the trio behind Town Hall and Salt House. More...

Anzu California
13/20
Dining Room at Anzu, San Francisco, CA Hotel Nikko San Francisco
222 Mason St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Upscale hotel restaurant offering Asian-influenced California cuisine in a contemporary environment. More...

Belden Taverna Italian
13/20
52 Belden Pl.
San Francisco, CA 94104
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Contemporary Italian steakhouse on Belden Place. More...

Cafe Claude French
14/20
Dining Room at Cafe Claude, San Francisco, CA 7 Claude Ln.
San Francisco, CA 94108
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Downtown bistro with an authentic atmosphere and well-executed classics. More...

Chaya Brasserie California
14/20
Dining Room at Chaya Brasserie, San Francisco, CA 132 Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Flavors melding French and Japanese cuisines in a sleek room that looks out at the Bay Bridge and Treasure Island. More...

The Commissary Spanish
13/20
Dining Room at The Commissary, San Francisco, CA 101 Montgomery St.
San Francisco, CA 94129

Traci Des Jardins owns this Presidio outpost, offering California-interpreted Spanish cuisine in a former military mess hall. More...

District Wine Bar
12/20
216 Townsend St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
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A pleasant, spacious wine bar south of downtown. More...

E&O Asian Kitchen Asian
14/20
Dining Room at E&O Asian Kitchen, San Francisco, CA 314 Sutter St.
San Francisco, CA 94108
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Exciting exotica at an Asian-fusion mainstay, mere steps from busy Union Square. More...

Eddie Rickenbacker's American
12/20
133 Second St.
San Francisco, CA 94105

A sports bar and classic San Francisco grill known for its happy hour. More...

El Techo de Lolinda South American
14/20
Dining Room at El Techo de Lolinda, San Francisco, CA 2518 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Locals like to "meat and greet" at this rooftop bar and eatery above a popular Argentinian-style steakhouse. More...

farmerbrown Soul Food
13/20
Dining Room at farmerbrown, San Francisco, CA 25 Mason St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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A stylish, sepia-toned, Southern-themed meeting spot serving refreshing house-made cocktails and California soul food. More...

Fly American
12/20
762 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
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A darkened room lit by flickering candles barely holds the throng of trendy young things on busy nights. More...

The Fly Trap Mediterranean
14/20
Dining Room at The Fly Trap, San Francisco, CA 606 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
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Visit this SoMa restaurant for Iranian cuisine peppered with Mediterranean flavors. More...

Greens Vegetarian
14/20
Dining Room at Greens, San Francisco, CA Fort Mason
204 Bay St., Bldg. A
San Francisco, CA 94123
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If you are looking for a restaurant with distinguished food and a beautiful view, cast your eyes toward Greens. More...

Jasper's Corner Tap & Kitchen Gastropub
13/20
Dining Room at Jasper Serrano Hotel
401 Taylor St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Gastropub in the Serrano Hotel offers comfort food, artisanal beers and creative cocktails. More...

Local Kitchen California
13/20
330 First St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Thanks to generous happy hour specials, good cooking, attentive service and a crowd-pleasing menu, locals help keep Local packed. More...

Lolinda Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at Lolinda, San Francisco, CA 2518 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Argentinean steakhouse meets the hip Mission in this offering from the folks behind Beretta and Starbelly. More...

Mamacita Mexican
14/20
Dining Room at Mamacita, San Francisco, CA 2317 Chestnut St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Marina hot-spot for Mexican cuisine and good margaritas. More...

MoMo's American
13/20
760 Second St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
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Across the street from the ballpark, post-game patrons descend on this restaurant's patio and bar for cocktails and modern American fare. More...

The Monk's Kettle American
13/20
Dining Room at The Monk 3141 16th St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
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A Mission tavern with sophisticated pub fare --- and one of the best beer selections in the city. More...

Naked Lunch American
13/20
504 Broadway St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
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A hipster hangout serving ingenious sandwiches. More...

Palio d'Asti Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Palio d 640 Sacramento St.
San Francisco, CA 94111
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Sleek Italian eatery has good house-made antipasti, crisp brick oven-fired pizzas and baked eggplant Parmigiana. More...

Prospect Contemporary
15/20
Dining Room at Prospect, San Francisco, CA Infinity Towers
300 Spear St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Nancy Oakes's venture offers sophisticated contemporary fare on the first floor of a luxury condominium tower. More...

RN74 California
15/20
Dining Room at RN74, San Francisco, CA Millennium Tower
301 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Michael Mina and Rajat Parr deliver their vision of California French food with an extensive and exceptional wine list. More...

Rose's Cafe Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Rose 2298 Union St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Sup inside or out on upscale bistro fare at this café bathed in Union Street sunshine. More...

The Royal Exchange American
12/20
Dining Room at The Royal Exchange, San Francisco, CA 301 Sacramento St.
San Francisco, CA 94111
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This old-school bar caters to hard-working (and sports-loving) professionals from the surrounding Financial District. More...

Shorty Goldstein's Deli
Quick Bite
126 Sutter St.
San Francisco, CA 94104
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Deli favorites in a nook of the Financial District. More...

Straw American
14/20
Dining Room at Straw, San Francisco, CA 203 Octavia St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Comfort food served with a touch of class and a carnival theme. More...

ThirstyBear Brewing Company & Spanish Cuisine Brewpub
13/20
Dining Room at ThirstyBear Brewing Company & Spanish Cuisine, San Francisco, CA 661 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Although primarily a brewpub, the traditional Spanish tapas are another big draw for this cool industrial space. More...

1300 on Fillmore Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at 1300 on Fillmore , San Francisco, CA Fillmore Heritage Center
1300 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Slow soul food and balanced cocktails mark this stylish dish of a restaurant and lounge, evoking 1940s jazz glamour. More...

Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar Pacific Rim
12/20
Dining Room at Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar, San Francisco, CA The Fairmont San Francisco
950 Mason St.
San Francisco, CA 94108
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Entering the Tonga Room is like stepping into a happy-hour version of Disneyland's "The Pirates of the Caribbean." More...

Town Hall American
15/20
Dining Room at Town Hall, San Francisco, CA 342 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Town Hall shines as a destination for New American cuisine. More...

Tres Mexican
13/20
130 Townsend St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
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The flavors of Jalisco are offered at this Mexican eatery. More...

Twenty Five Lusk California
13/20
Dining Room at Twenty Five Lusk, San Francisco, CA 25 Lusk St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
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Strikingly designed restaurant that has quickly endeared itself to San Francisco's style savvy crowds. More...

Wine Kitchen Wine Bar
13/20
507 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
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A mellow neighborhood hideaway with clever bites and wines on tap. More...

EAST BAY

The Albatross Pub Pub
Quick Bite
1822 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702
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Have fun with pub quizzes, live music, darts and other games at the oldest pub in Berkeley. More...

Bocanova Latin American
14/20
Dining Room at Bocanova, Oakland, CA 55 Webster St.
Oakland, CA 94607
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New-world ingredients meet old-world savoir-faire in a sophisticated-yet-lively waterfront setting. More...

Dona Tomas Mexican
13/20
5004 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94609
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Known for years for providing fresh Mexican cuisine in a homey atmosphere. More...

FIVE Modern American
No Rating
Dining Room at FIVE, Berkeley, CA Hotel Shattuck Plaza
2086 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
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Authentically retro-chic Berkeley dining room plays host to a thoughtful farm-to-table menu. More...

Gather California
No Rating
Dining Room at Gather, Berkeley, CA 2200 Oxford St.
Berkeley, CA 94704

A lively and bustling restaurant that gives equal thought to vegan/vegetarian and omnivorous dishes. More...

Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill, Oakland, CA 1520 Lakeside Dr.
Oakland, CA 94612

A prize waterfront location, historic building and vibrant atmosphere give this friendly seafood restaurant, bar and grill multifaceted appeal. More...

Luka's Taproom & Lounge California
13/20
Dining Room at Luka 2221 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
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A gourmet gastropub that takes its grub very seriously. More...

Moonraker California
13/20
Best Western Plus Lighthouse Hotel
105 Rockaway Beach Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
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Pacifica eatery with prime views and California cuisine. More...

Oliveto Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Oliveto, Oakland, CA Rockridge Market Hall
5655 College Ave.
Oakland, CA 94618
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An inspired rustic Italian menu featuring house-made pastas and legendary charcuterie. More...

Pizza Rustica Cafe Italian
12/20
5422 College Ave.
Oakland, CA 94618

Pizza downstairs and a tiki lounge upstairs, hungry and entertainment-starved diners are satisfied two ways at this casual, good-time hangout. More...

plank American
13/20
98 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607

A fun-and-games dining destination at Jack London Square. More...

Skates on the Bay Seafood
12/20
100 Seawall Dr.
Berkeley, CA 94710
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This Berkeley restaurant has a striking view of the bay. More...

The Starry Plough Pub Pub
Quick Bite
3101 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705
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Pizza and sandwiches are the main fare, but the real highlights are live music, poetry jams and Irish dancing. More...

Walnut Creek Yacht Club Seafood
13/20
1555 Bonanza St.
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Fresh fish and a raw bar at this downtown restaurant with a yachting theme. More...

Yoshi's Japanese
13/20
Dining Room at Yoshi 510 Embarcadero W.
Oakland, CA 94607
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Japanese food and world-class jazz in Oakland’s Jack London Square. More...

MARIN COUNTY

Boca Tavern Steakhouse
14/20
340 Ignacio Blvd.
Novato, CA 94949
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One of Marin’s best-designed restaurants is also a destination for its steaks and fresh-grilled seafood with an Argentine accent. More...

Marinitas Mexican
13/20
218 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
San Anselmo, CA 94960
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Marinitas is Marin’s most happening Mexican/Latin restaurant, with a frankly sensual décor, a lively bar scene and late hours. More...

PENINSULA

31st Union California
14/20
Dining Room at 31st Union, San Mateo, CA 5 S. Ellsworth Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94401

The locavore ethic dominates at this small, casual tribute to the 31st state in the Union. More...

Donato Enoteca Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Donato Enoteca, Redwood City, CA 1041 Middlefield Rd.
Redwood City, CA 94063
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Chef Donato Scotti’s enoteca stands among the top Italian eateries on the Peninsula. More...

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Steakhouse
13/20
Stanford Shopping Center
180 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94304

This chain, specializing in corn-fed beef and an extensive wine list, appeals to business diners. More...

Half Moon Bay Brewing Company Seafood
13/20
390 Capistrano Rd.
Princeton by the Sea, CA 94019
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Lively oceanside restaurant and brewery featuring a fun outdoor patio with several fire pits. More...

Left Bank French
13/20
Dining Room at Left Bank, Menlo Park, CA 635 Santa Cruz Ave.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Classic French brasserie dishes make Left Bank a popular spot for lunch, dinner and an extended happy hour. More...

Martins West Pub British
14/20
Dining Room at Martins West Pub, Redwood City, CA 831 Main St.
Redwood City, CA 94063
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Pub meets farm-gourmet at this friendly, Scottish-inspired hangout. More...

Sam's Chowder House Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Sam 4210 Cabrillo Hwy.
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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This seafood eatery overlooking the ocean offers New England-style specialties among other regional seafood dishes. More...

Viognier California
No Rating
Dining Room at Viognier, San Mateo, CA 222 E. Fourth Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94401
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California-style menu touched by classic French techniques informs a dining experience that is at once homey and sophisticated. More...

 

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