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need reccs on good meet up place for 10-20, not a sit down(restaurant with large bar, small plates, gastro pub)

blackbookali Oct 5, 2010 09:20 PM

Central location preferred. Saturday night. Right now we are thinking Absinthe, Cav or 21st Amendment. Its been awhile since Ive been back up in the city - any thoughts?


  1. blackbookali Oct 14, 2010 08:13 AM

    We chose La Trappe and had a great time. You dont find Grimbergen on tap that often and we could not resist. Thanks for all the suggestions . . .

    La Trappe
    800 Greenwich St, San Francisco, CA 94133

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    1. re: blackbookali
      c oliver Oct 14, 2010 08:33 AM

      I'm glad you enjoyed it. Were you downstairs? It is a fun place and I don't even care much for beer:)

      1. re: c oliver
        blackbookali Oct 19, 2010 11:00 AM

        we were downstairs. the space was very cozy, reminded me of a places in NYC. I still get woozy thinking about how much Grimbergens I had

    2. bbulkow Oct 7, 2010 09:18 PM

      Thirsty Bear. Their front area is huge, and would swallow 10/20 without flinching. The food is quite good and the bar is decent for classic cocktails. Only real problem is they tend to have DJs on Saturdays starting at some point.

      21st amendment - great place to stop on a warm day, but the food's pedestrian at best.

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      1. re: bbulkow
        kungful Oct 19, 2010 12:45 PM

        I second Thirsty Bear.
        Good food and beer, and I have reserved the upstairs for groups. It's quieter when they have a DJ and there's a pool table.

      2. c oliver Oct 6, 2010 07:18 PM

        What about La Trappe in North Beach?


        La Trappe
        800 Greenwich St, San Francisco, CA 94133

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          pauliface Oct 5, 2010 11:05 PM

          Nihon Whiskey Lounge?

          1. Melanie Wong Oct 5, 2010 10:21 PM

            As of last month, Cav Wine Bar is only open for special events or retail sales by appointment.

            Cav Wine Bar
            1666 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

            1. tvham Oct 5, 2010 09:53 PM

              If it's early enough on a Saturday (before 9pm) you should be able to get space at 15 Romolo. Great drinks and bar food.

              15 Romolo
              15 Romolo Pl, San Francisco, CA 94133

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                vulber Oct 5, 2010 09:51 PM

                cav is no longer serving food.

                absolutely no way you're getting into absinthe on a saturday night unless it's after midnight

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                  soupçon Oct 5, 2010 09:36 PM

                  Epic Roasthouse's upstairs Quiver Bar might fill the bill. In addition to the bar, there's a long, high pub style table and a good view of the Bay. You can check the menu here: http://is.gd/fNifu

                  Epic Roasthouse
                  369 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105

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