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Outdoor Afternoon Cocktails- Awesome View of Blue Angels- Recs needed

Hey Chowhounds,

Have any of you either intentionally sought out or accidentally happened upon an outdoor restaurant/bar for snacks and cocktails with great fly-bys of the Blue Angels during Fleet Week? Prefer someplace that's not down by the wharf. And Medjool is not an option. Thanks in advance for any ideas... this is for Saturday, if the date makes a difference.

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    1. Anywhere that has a view is likely to be a mob scene, and really not worth the time. What I suggest is:
      a) make friends with someone who has roof access in one of the buildings along Marina Blvd. Failing that...
      b)pack a portable bar/picnic, go out to Marina Green and stake out a spot for you and your friends, sit back and enjoy a much better view without the cost or hassle.

      1. Any tall building in the FD will do. From the 18th Floor of 1 Post, we had great views of the practice runs earlier in the week. The building down from The Galleria and across from 1 Post used to have a roof garden accessible to the public. There must be others.

        1. Thanks for the recs, gang- we've got loads of friend's houses and such that we could beg borrow or sneak our way onto, but really wanted to find a restaurant with outdoor seating and cocktails (a la the roof terrace of Medjool in the Mission, which doesn't take reservations for the deck and is likely to be a madhouse this weekend.)

          1. What about a place in the Presidio?

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            1. re: dinnerout

              Hmm... maybe Presidio Social Club might have some sort of outdoor space, but that might be walking a fine line of getting way too close into the traffic and folks headed to watch from the Bridge, Wharf, etc.