Everyone has their all-time favorite bar — a classic is a classic. But, sometimes, those beloved favorites are so darn good, you can get in a rut (variety is the spice of life, after all). To help you break out of your regular drinks routine, we revisited classic, well-loved pizza-and-beer joints, craft-beer pioneers, and outdoor hangs, rediscovering what was so wonderful about them in the first place. With those qualities in mind, we scoured San Francisco for new booze and food options, finding a celebrated chef’s seasonal take on classic sports bar grub, a bowling alley with top-notch food and mind-blowing art, and so much more. So, come with us and visit the best of S.F.'s drinking past and a take a peek into its beery future. It's a guaranteed good time.
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