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spot for after work drinks in SOMA

shanan Jul 3, 2007 02:05 PM

I'm looking for a comfortable place in SOMA (or another neighborhood with lots of parking) for drinks with colleagues tonight. I'm thinking a lounge place with a good bar and some light appetizers would be perfect. Any suggestions?

I'm interested in "The Public" but it feels a little expensive to me.

  1. 5 and Dime Eater Jul 3, 2007 03:48 PM

    Parking isn't readily available unless you're talking about lots. And it looks like the Giants are out of town or that would make anything in "Western" SOMA difficult to get to and would be really crowded. That being said, there's a few nice watering holes in Eastern SOMA.

    Tres Agaves
    Can be very crowded after work but the margaritas and snacks are great

    B Restaurant and Bar
    Two $5 nightly drink specials (real cocktails) as well as some discounted small plates. No one knows about this place and the setting is superb, esp on a nice night.

    The Fly Trap
    I've never been to their happy hour but they advertise drink specials and snacks including free gaufrettes.

    Oh, and TWO is great for drinks and snacks. Might get crowded but since it's before a holiday, perhaps not.

    Good luck!

    Tres Agaves Restaurant
    130 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94107

    Zare at Fly Trap
    606 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

    B Restaurant & Bar
    720 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103

    1. Robert Lauriston Jul 3, 2007 03:45 PM

      Two's nice. Happy hour 4-6 features $2 appetizers.

      Street parking might be tough if the holiday tomorrow draws the usual Friday / Saturday club crowd.

      22 Hawthorne St., San Francisco, CA 94105

      1. Lori SF Jul 3, 2007 03:09 PM

        Not SOMA but Frisson, 244 Jackson St. (near Battery) usually off street parkeing after 5 ish..Happy hour drinks are around 5.00- 7.00 and bar bite are cheap at happy hour.

        I also like Chaya not lounge style, near muni, valet and parking garages.. good happy hour

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