Whether you prefer to unwind with spirits, wine or beer, you’ll find no shortage of happy hour options in this city. We asked some of our trusted local experts to share their top favorite places to sip and relax.
This place is fantastic! The environment, plus the $6 Bourbon-Street-style drinks... You can't ask for more. I was recently in New Orleans, and this place is as good as it gets in San Francisco!
Jason Halverson, executive chef, Hi Neighbor Hospitality Group, @phokingchun
This tiny Champagne bar tucked away in Hayes Valley is a fun, glam spot to meet up after work. Pair your glass of bubbly with a cheese board or a tater tot waffle. Perfection!
Rachel Ward, editor, Where San Francisco, @wanderingrachel
Horsies Saloon and Birba
I'd rather drink what I want than get a discount, so my ideal happy hours are aperitif hours in the style of Spain or Italy with low proof cocktails, sherry or vermouth. I frequent my beloved Horsies Saloon in the Royal Cuckoo Market or tiny Birba wine bar in Hayes Valley.
Virginia Miller, food and drink editor/writer, @theperfectspot
Sunday at the Museum
After 5 pm on Thursdays, come here to grab $5 beer and wine, $1 oysters and Korean fried chicken… and then explore the entire Asian Art Museum at night. It’s not the best kept secret… It’s literally the best.
Zac Rose, communications manager, Asian Art Museum, @asianartmuseum