You don’t need us to tell you this is a solid spot, it’s all over the internet. But you can’t really eat at El Farolito by the light of day. It’s good, but this place is about the experience of swaying in line with a hundred of your new closest friends and mainlining whatever meat comes to mind. It’s a classic SF experience.
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Nihon Whisky Lounge
Nihon Whiskey Lounge in the Mission is great at the beginning of the night for groups who take cocktails seriously.
The Beehive is a retro-futuristic bar in the Mission where you can get ’60s-inspired drinks and fondue.
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Comal Next Door
Comal Next Door in Berkeley is a casual counter service spot with things like tacos and burritos done to perfection.
Taqueria San Francisco
Taqueria San Francisco, in the Mission, is our favorite under-the-radar burrito.
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On average, the best bread bakery in the country can be found at Tartine Bakery in the Mission.
Golden Boy Pizza
Golden Boy Pizza in North Beach sells inexpensive, filling pizza slices worth waiting in line for.
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