drink near the cable car turnaround
Meeting a friend for a drink near Powell and Market--where she's taking a class--on Wednesday afternoon. Any Chowhound-ish recommendations? I suspect she's going to BART it back to the East Bay afterwards--so what's good, within a 10-minute walking radius?
Might try Kuleto's. Nothing special, de-facto hotel bar (can't remember the semi-attached hotel's name), but right there and the sorta place you get a quick drink (but don't eat there). There's a wine bar around there that I don't remember what it's called.
221 Powell St., San Francisco, CA 94102
For wine try the Hidden Vine on Cosmo across from Le Colonial - good for a rainy day. For cocktails Clock Bar at Michael Mina in the Westin St. Francis, Scala's across the street at the Sir Francis Drake. For the afterwork crowd, DADA on Second at Mission or the Irish Bank with the outside patio if it's nice on Bush between Grant and Kearny.
farmerbrown is a block from there and the cocktails are remarkably good.
The Press Club is a couple of blocks away, good only if you like California wine. The Hidden Vine is a nice space, I haven't been there since it changed hands.
For beer, the best place in the area is Thirsty Bear.
620 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Thirsty Bear Brewing Co
661 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94105
25 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Press Club SF
20 Yerba Buena lane, San Francisco, CA