Whenever we’re a little nervous about a first date, we go to ABV for drinks. This place in the Mission always has the perfect amount of people in it to be loud enough to fill in awkward silence, but not so loud that when they report back to their friends they’ll have more to say than, “I was asked to repeat myself at least 10,000 times.” They also have excellent cocktails, a bunch of local beers on tap, and a good food menu of small things like cheese boards. And if the date is going well enough, they also make an excellent burger.
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Prubechu in the Mission serves fantastic Guamanian food, like titiyas, barbecue, and Chamorro rolls.
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Anina in Hayes Valley has everything you need for an afternoon drinking session - including punch bowls and outdoor space.
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