Nyum Bai is preserving Khmer flavors and traditions in its Oakland kitchen. Expect to find a compact and strictly Cambodian menu, from ngoum banana salad to Phnom Penh.
Small plates from ricotta pancakes to red trout are served dim-sum style on roaming carts.
State Bird Provisions
Look forward to handmade tortillas, family recipes, and chile-garnished margaritas.
Yacht Club in the Tenderloin? Liholiho is serving up Michelin-recommended eats at its sunny, Island-inspired digs.
Liholiho Yacht Club
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.
We’re the first to admit that choosing a wine sometimes makes us dizzy – even before taking a sip. SoMa’s Decant makes it a friendly and easy affair, with a sommelier helping you through their delish selection.
The operable skylight is without a doubt the highlight of Peacekeeper, Tendernob’s newest drinking hole. They serve beer and wine, and a full list of specialty cocktails, like the namesake Peacekeeper with tequila, ginger, pineapple, and lime that’s sweet and a little bit spicy at the end.
Try the Navy Grog, but really (if you love Tiki bars as much as we do) you can’t go wrong with anything from their extensive menu.
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.
Specs’ Twelve Adler Museum Cafe
Grab a seat at Trick Dog’s converted warehouse that serves craft cocktails and a rotating menu of small bites.
Live Jazz, a dozen oysters, delightfully indulgent and carefully crafted cocktails housed in a turn of the century saloon.
It’s classic for a reason! Bi-Rite makes small batch ice cream with buffalo milk that makes it so, so creamy. Be sure to try their seasonal flavors while you’re there!
Enjoy coffee made with house-roasted beans, freshly baked pastries, and Irish-inspired drinks at Andytown’s sunny and inviting Outer Sunset digs.
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.
Serving up flavorful, artisanal coffee and an edited menu of quality bites at its five SF locations, Réveille’s is perfect for every kind of morning, from creative brainstorming to a quick bite.
A modern Taiwanese-style shaved snow joint located in the Lower Haight serving flavors range from Black Sesame to Horchata, Cereal Snow to Ube.
Gravel & Gold
A staple in the Mission District for a decade, Gravel & Gold offers San Franciscans a place to shop beautiful handmade items, many made by Renegade vendors. Also a brand of its own, Gravel & Gold creates wearable yet beautiful pieces in modern prints and patterns: we promise you’ll want it all.
Hero Shop is based on the firm belief that SF deserves a space that combines global fashion ideas, local talent, passion and compassion for the community in a fun and friendly environment. Find all the cool brands here, from Ganni to Vans, Le Labo to Baggu.
For a breath of true SF history, look no further than Beat-movement epicenter, City Lights Books.
City Lights Books
These made-to order clogs handcrafted by a skilled all-women team will change the way you look at footwear.
One of our favorite spots for inspired community oriented design, General Store features some of our favorite handmade goods, jewelry and apparel.
SF has the best vintage, and No Shop has some of the best vintage in SF.
Films are screened for free(!) around the city at Dolores Park, Alamo Square Park, and more.
Exploratorium After Dark
While the Exploratorium is already the best place to rediscover your inner child and get lost in the beauty of science, the Exploratorium After Dark allows you a different look at the city–one that is cloaked in foggy darkness and mystery. Inside, expect light displays, a pitch black dome, and nocturnal views of the Golden Gate with a drink in hand.
Located in the heart of Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is an oasis of art, architecture, and landscape.
de Young Musuem
British artist Andy Goldsworthy celebrates the Presidio’s landmark forest in this ongoing, organically evolving installation-based project.
Goldsworthy in the Presidio
A uniquely interactive experience of music in nature: twelve pianos are placed in some of the SF Botanical Garden’s most beautiful locations and inviting anyone to come and play what they like.
If you close your eyes as you sip on a freshly-brewed cup of green tea and sink into the warm waters of Onsen’s communal bath, you might just think you’ve been transported to a ryokan in Kyoto.