The nightlife and attractions of San Francisco is as much diverse as San Francisco is and each club, lounge and bar in the neighborhood of San Francisco have different atmospheres. San Francisco offers a unique and plenty number of sources for entertainment from erotic lounges to trendy nightclubs.
The city boasts everything from ballets and opera to Irish pubs, hipster hangouts, piano bars, live music, cabaret, theatres, and more. There are plenty of other things that can be done once the sun sets over San Francisco. The bar scene is common place in San Francisco for both the locals and visitors.
The Mandarin Lounge is a great spot offering a hotel port for private conversation and great mixed drinks. If you’re looking for something a little more romantic, the Empire Flush Room is an ideal place hosted by vocalist, pianist and cabaret performers.
Other popular places where you can enjoy the San Francisco nightlife include: The North Beach, consisting of many strip clubs and historic beatnik bars.
SoMa caters to those seeking an upscale San Francisco nightlife experience. Dress to impress and head over to SOMA where you will find dance clubs, lounges, and electronic music. World-class DJs are in San Francisco regularly so plan on having an amazing night and check where the party will be.
- Bars/Lounges: 1015 Folsom, Paradise Lounge, 111 Mina, Anu, Mezzanine
- Restaurants: SupperClub, Ame, Basil Thai, Espetus Churrascaria, La Bricola
This area is fabulously stylish, while still maintaining its grunge appeal. Here you’ll find cheap food, drinks and an abundance of popular 80′s music.
- Bars: Zeitgeist, Delirium, The Elbo Room, Amnesia, Beauty Bar, Double Dutch
- Restaurants: Delfina, El Cachanilla, Bar Tartine, Specchio, Bambino Cafe
If you go to the Marina or Polk Street you will find an educated, young-professional crowd. Grab some great sushi, wine, and choose from an abundance of local bars for your drinking pleasures. Marina is great for the “Hollywood” types.
- Bars: Bin 38, The Matrix, Circa, Amelie, S.N.O.B Wine Bar, R Bar
- Restaurants: Isa, Zushi Puzzle, Mas Sake Sushi, Crusacean Restaurant
To the naked eye all this area has to offer is world-class shopping, surrounded by the not-so-glamorous Tenderloin. To the seasoned partier, this area is a gold mine for trendy SF nightlife.
- Bars/ Music Venues: Ambassador, Ruby Skye, Rye, The Regency Ballroom
- Restaurants: Michael Mina, E&O Trading Company, Masa’s, Gitane, First Crush
If you want to keep it cheap and casual this is the perfect area to explore. You will find some of the best happy hour specials in the city on Divisadero. Once you’re done with Happy Hour grab a show at one of the awesome music venues.
- Bars/ Music Venues: Fly Bar, The Fillmore, The Independent, Molotov’s
- Restaurants: Little Star Pizza, Bean Bag Cafe, Nopalita, Green Chili Kitchen
Many music festivals are held here which includes indie rock, jazz, hip hop etc. Many bars and pubs offer live music at nights featuring great national singer or band. You can even enjoy dinner at the circus on the water front, Teatro Zinzanni, can also get pleasure from the Asian drag show.
The city bay also offers plenty of fun in the water including dinner dance cruises. Coming alive at night, you will hardly find yourself bored in San Francisco.
There are many places neighboring San Francisco which can be explored if you are looking for some fun around.
1. Union Square
Surrounded by palm trees, Union Square is an ideal place for shoppers, with Macy’s, Saks, Neiman Marcus, Levi, Virgin Megastore, FAO Schwarz, Gump’s and Britex Fabrics, along with boutiques for Coach, Bulgari, Cartier, Thomas Pink, Louis Vuitton, MaxMara, Emporio Armani, Diesel, Prada, Celine, Escada, Gucci, Guess, Hermes etc.
2. North Beach
Also known as San Francisco’s “Little Italy” this San Francisco neighborhood holds onto its legacy with the bohemian City Lights Bookstore. Plenty of opportunities, for night life, North Beach is an ideal place for people who love to hang out.
3. Noe Valley
Unlike North Beach, Noe Valley offer quaint cafes, craft boutiques and coffeehouses. You will simply love this neighborhood, if you are looking for a relaxed Way of life.
San Francisco’s very own Asian Hub. Here you come across an area bustling with activity and tightly packed with a flurry of Chinese restaurants, shops, temples and street vendors. So, if you are a food enthusiast, especially in Chinese food, then this would be the right place for you.
5. Fisherman’s Wharf
The wharf is a major tourist attraction with its collection of stores, restaurants and entertainment. The Ghirardelli Square and Pier 39 are some of the more popular shops and for your visit. The Maritime National Historical Park and Museum is also close by.
6. Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden gate bridge is one of the largest suspension bridges in the world and a symbol for the city. This major landmark connects the main city with Marin County.
San Francisco is a great place to visit and with all of the attractions of San Francisco, you just can’t go wrong. Stay at the Howard Johnson hotel near San Francisco International Airport offering complimentary Breakfast and High Speed Internet and witness the beauty of San Francisco.
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