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Dec 19, 2008 10:20 AM

Christmas Day: Cozy Bar, Bites, a Fireplace Maybe?

We planned to go hiking Christmas morning (probably somewhere north of San Francisco, around Marin), and then lounge around somewhere pre-dinner, maybe around 2 p.m..

The idea situtation would be a bar where we could have a cocktail and some bites--cozy atmosphere is necessary, and a fireplace is ideal (but not absolutely necessary).

The location should be in San Francisco or within a 20 minute drive north over the Golden Gate. Price is not important.

Any ideas? The only thing that came to mind was the Big 4 in the Huntington.

Big Four
1075 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

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  1. Farley Bar in Sausalito?

    Murray Circle is serving Christmas dinner from noon to 9pm so the bar will be open.

    Lark Creek has a nice bar and a festive atmosphere for the holidays, but the food is only eh and on my last visit (a few years ago) the service was kind of cold.

    1. Check out

      This British style inn in Marin has been around for a long time and is highly regarded as a cozy place to stay and to eat.

      1. I've never been there but maybe the Pelican Inn in Muir Beach?

        1. thanks everybody!

          pelican inn i forgot about--i considered staying there with my mother when she visited, but we ended up in point reyes instead. farley bar looks charming, and more interesting than big 4.

          we'll check at least one of them out and let you know how it goes.

          1. The Four Seasons in San Francisco has a great fireplace and will definitely be open! They have awesome, creative cocktails and really good food.