Reachable by land and sea (have your skipper dock your boat in front), this Mission Bay bar with killer maritime views has been an institution since 1950. Once you’ve staked out a spot on the patio, this is a watering hole you can hang out from sun up ‘til sun down. There’s salsa and live music on weekend evenings and should you go overboard (har har har) on booze, a full menu of hangover classics await. Order one of the massive burgers or piled-on guac-and-chip plates, and guard your food from encircling gulls.
The Ramp, 855 Terry Francois Street (between Mariposa and Illinois streets); 415-621-2378.
Photographed by Anna-Alexia Basile