Best Happy Hour Around Financial District?
One of my best friends from college will be coming into the city this upcoming weekend and we're planning to meet up Thursday for happy hour and drinks (maybe somewhere else after) and was looking for some good suggestions. He's staying at the Mandarin Oriental, so I'd prefer something within reasonable walking distance (I'll prob just park at the stockton/sutter garage and walk over to the hotel) Was thinking Hog Island or 15 Romolo, but am open to other suggestions.
404 San Pedro Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044
just anywhere decent around the area...i was just going to meet him and his fiance after their dinner, but he said, he's not even sure if they are going to have a real dinner & suggested just to grab HH some place close and not too expensive. Haven't seen him in 10 years, so basically just going to have a few drinks and chill. So, pretty much open to anything within a ~10-15 walk of the hotel.
What time would you suggest lining up at Hog if we decide to go? If we went at 515 or something, the wait would be around 30mins?
For Hog Island, get there at 4:45 and put your name on their list. The lesser the number of people in your group, the quicker you will get a table. You may even be able to stand at one of the counters initially and get your oyster and local beer fix.
I would personally recommend the following:
1. Burritt Room - here's a chow cocktail hour report - Don't bother with the food though - nothing to write home about.
2. Barbacco - on California St
They don't have any discounted drinks as far as I know - but they have an excellent wine and beer selection along with brilliant food
3. Another oddball choice - not very high on the Chow radar is Level III at the J W Marriott on Post and Mason - okay food (sliders and truffle fries) and lots of space to sit down and catch up.
500 Post St., San Francisco, CA 94102
230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111
417 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108
Hog Island doesn't have a full bar and the beer selection is pretty limited. The only reason to go there is to have oysters. If you are just looking for a happy hour drink in the Financial District, there are plenty of places including this one.
If you want to stay late in that part of town, both Chaya and Palomino have happy hour menus all evening.
Morton's actually has a great Happy Hour, Comstock Saloon, Grumpy's American Pub and although it isn't close, for future reference, McCormick & Kuleto's does too.
155 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133