Take a load off at Mink Bar and Lounge — this low-key bar is the perfect place to relax after work.
There are no low-fat options here, though, so save a few extra calories for your next visit.
Great food plus TV equals the perfect fan meal.
In the mood for dancing? Jive to a live DJ, and show off your moves on the bar floor.
Noise levels at the bar can be ear-piercing, so save the't te- -t tes for another night.
Prepare to face the crowds at Mink Bar and Lounge during the week — weekends tend to be slower.
Street parking is provided for those dining at the bar's Mission St location.
A meal at Mink Bar and Lounge will typically set you back about $30.
In Focus: Val’s Restaurant and Lounge
In business since: 1950
Appetizer to try: deep-fried popcorn shrimp
Steak to try: oven-roasted Harris Ranch prime rib with au jus and horseradish
For something other than steak: a full rack of lamb
Where the meat and produce is grown: locally
For those inspired to sing after a good meal: There’s karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursday–Saturday.
The StandBy is a fantastic spot to knock back a drink or two with friends.
Catch the game at The StandBy, a local restaurant with TVs.
Skip long waits and head to The StandBy with your large group for easy seating.
Weather permitting, come enjoy a wonderful meal outside at The StandBy.
Those hoping to avoid the weekend rush will do best visiting the bar during the week.
Fancy-schmancy attire is not required; in fact, guests are told to keep things casual.
At The StandBy, street and lot parking is made simple for diners.
Enjoy traditional American cuisine at Topper, home of American comfort food.
Those looking to shed a few extra pounds are advised to put their diet on hold, as Topper serves anything but a low-fat menu.
Topper is fully loaded with TVs for your viewing pleasure.
Drivers will find parking not far from the restaurant.
Prices tend towards the moderate side, with the average tab at Topper running under $30 per person.
Pisco Latin Lounge: A User's Guide
Peruvian Small Plates | Classic Pisco Punch | Extensive Wine List | Gluten-Free Menu
Ceviche a la peruana with hamachi and sweet-potato chips
Quinoa risotto balls with romesco salsa
Parrillada platter with churrasco, lamb lollipops, and pork belly
Pisco Punch with pineapple gomme and macerated pineapple
The Name: Pisco is a Peruvian grape brandy, popularized in San Francisco for its use in sweet punches.
The Chef: James Schenk’s mother is originally from Peru, and he draws on that culture to create menus at Pisco Latin Lounge and Destino, the larger restaurant next door.
Awards and Accolades
The nation’s first dedicated pisco bar, according to Examiner.com
Praised by Zagat for its “strong, innovative cocktails”
Named one of the Top 10 Lounge Restaurants in the city by Gayot
Churrascaria: Brazilian-style barbecuing where the meat is skewered and cooked over an open flame or on a grill; the meat itself is called churrasco.
Gomme syrup: a simple-syrup-like mixture of sugar, water, and gum arabic, commonly used as a sweetener in mixed drinks.
While You're in the Neighborhood
Before: Browse mid-century furnishings, collectibles, and apparel at Stuff (150 Valencia Street).
After: Belt out tunes at The Mint karaoke lounge (1942 Market Street).
With a stay at Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco, you'll be centrally located in San Francisco, steps from Museum of Craft and Folk Art and 77 Geary Galleries. This 5-star hotel is close to Academy of Art University and Lombard Street.
Make yourself at home in one of the 277 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and LCD televisions. Cable programming and DVD players are provided for your entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Conveniences include laptop-compatible safes and desks, as well as direct-dial phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including a health club, an indoor pool, and a sauna. This hotel also features wireless Internet access (surcharge), a concierge desk, and babysitting/childcare.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's 24-hour room service.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a 24-hour business center, and business services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms and banquet facilities. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite, and additional parking (subject to charges) can be found nearby.