San Francisco

Our Field Guide is your road map to some of our fav spots in San Francisco! 

Eat.

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˙∆ Liholiho Yacht Club ∆˙

Yacht Club in the Tenderloin? While this might have been unheard of five years ago, the up-and-coming neighborhood’s newest resident Liholiho is serving up Michelin-recommended eats at its sunny, Island-inspired digs. Plates include Tuna Poke, Roasted Octopus and Manila Clams with Coconut Curry. Photos courtesy of Liholiho Yacht Club.

 

˙∆  Beretta SF  ∆˙

If there was ever a modern SF classic in-the-making, this is it. Tucked in a corner of the always hip and happening Mission District, this pocket sized Italian food powerhouse delivers some of the most comforting and perfectly executed thin crust pizzas and small bites in town, enhanced by beautifully crafted seasonal cocktails and impeccable floral wallpaper accents. Photo courtesy of Beretta SF.

 

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˙∆ Foreign Cinema ∆˙

We are big proponents of seasonally-obsessed restaurants, especially when this  SF veteran comes packaged with film screenings. To say this is dinner and a movie re-imagined barely scratches the surface. Photo courtesy of Foreign Cinema.

 

˙∆ Outerlands ∆˙

Come for one of the busiest and most in-demand brunches in The City, stay for the gorgeous hardwood-clad, extremely instagrammable space. Visit OuterlandsPhoto courtesy of Patricia Chang.

 

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˙∆ Tartine Manufactory ∆˙

Tartine Manufactory’s recently opened multipurpose space includes a coffee counter, ice cream shop and–of course–bakery. Tartine’s perfectly baked crusts and delightfully flaky doughs have received their share of praise and fanfare, and we fully stand by the dozens of people queuing outside every day. Dishes are served on Heath Ceramics, which also calls the Manufactory home, with its factory and showroom tucked around the corner. Photos courtesy of Tartine Manufactory.

 

Drink.

˙∆ Mezcalito ∆˙

While an assortment of delightful Oaxacan small plates at this Russian Hill hotspot are arguably enough to bring crowds to the door, it is the impeccable mezcal cocktails that keeps us coming back. Photo courtesy of Mezcalito SF.

˙∆ Specs’ Twelve Adler Museum Cafe ∆˙

There aren’t many relics of old San Francisco around these days, but this unironic ode to all things  kitsch is a welcome escape from huckleberry-infused artisanal cocktails taking over the world. Visit Specs. Photo courtesy of The Bold Italic.

˙∆ Smuggler’s Cove ∆˙

It’s no secret, Renegade hearts Tiki Bars. Go ahead, ask anyone in our staff (really ask us!). San Francisco’s Smuggler’s Cove is without a doubt, one of our favorites anywhere. Try the Navy Grog, or to be quite honest, you can’t go wrong with anything from their extensive menu. Photo courtesy of Smuggler’s Cove.

 

Sip.

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˙∆  Boba Guys  ∆˙

Brave the line at one of Boba Guys’ six locations around the city for quality boba milk tea made from heirloom leaves and organic milk. We promise it’s worth the wait. Photo courtesy of Boba Guys.

 

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˙∆  Reveille Coffee  ∆˙

Serving up flavorful, artisanal coffee and an edited menu of quality bites at its five SF locations, Reveille’s is perfect for every kind of morning, from creative brainstorming to a quick bite. Photo courtesy of Reveille Coffee.

 

Do.

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˙∆ Color Factory ∆˙

A pop-up museum with 15 interactive exhibits, each exploring a different, single color, Color Factory has been a sell-out success in SF during its short stay. Don’t worry if you aren’t able to land tickets, the Factory is rumored to be setting up  in another city after it closes late this year. Photos courtesy of Color Factory.

 


˙∆  Mission Dolores Park  ∆˙

For some of the most exciting people watching in town, or just enjoying the occasional sunny afternoon in San Francisco, we’ll rarely pass the opportunity to spend a few hours at this Mission District gem. Visit Mission Dolores Park.

 

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˙∆ Sutro Baths ∆˙

Beautiful and eerie ruins from the former glass and iron encased salt water swimming pools. While the original structure burned down back in the 1960s, you can still visit the site and look back on The City’s rich and unusual history. Visit Sutro Baths.

 

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˙∆ Lands End ∆˙

Tucked away on the northwest corner of San Francisco is one of our favorite in-city getaways, this natural wonder is full of breathtaking views of the Bay, approachable walking trails, rocky beaches, and nature as far as the eye can see. Visit Lands End.

 

Shop.

 

˙∆ General Store ∆˙

One of our favorite spots for inspired community oriented design, this stunning space features a lovely garden in the back along with some of our favorite handmade goods, jewelry and apparel. Photo courtesy of General Store.

 

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˙∆ Bryr Studio ∆˙

If you think you know clogs, prepare to have your mind blown. These made-to order beauties handcrafted by a skilled all-women team will change the way you look at footwear.  Stop by their lovely studio and find your perfect pair. Peep our studio visit with Bryr on the blog! Photo courtesy of Bryr Studio.

 

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˙∆ City Lights Books ∆˙

For a breath of true SF history, look no further than Beat-movement epicenter, City Lights Books. This literary paradise beams with electric energy from over 60 years of championing the written word. Photo courtesy of City Light Books.