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When the wind picks up and those San Francisco leaves begin to twirl, it’s time to change things up. Denim jackets will be swapped for proper peacoats, sparkling rosé for gut-warming whiskey — and all those al fresco happy hour spots? We'll be switching those out for bars that actually provide some warmth, thank you!
Since there’s nothing more soothing than ducking into a tavern and hearing the beautiful, crackling sounds of burning pine (gas powered is just as nice), we searched high and low for the toastiest spots in town. From a sleek Union Square lounge to a honky-tonk surfer bar in the Outer Sunset, here are the dozen best trailblazing locales. Grab your friends and gather ‘round the burning flame.