Comfort Inn By the Bay
2775 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94109-1497
Phone: (415) 928-5000
Fax: (415) 441-3990x513
Bars & Cafes
This tiny storefront does a remarkable impression of an authentic London pub. It might not have the seasoned wood paneling of the Old World version, but it does have a lived-in charm and a good chunk of beers for you to down. Though the place is a hole in the wall, the interesting paraphernalia that surrounds you here will keep you intrigued. One wall of the pub is decorated with currencies of various nations along with hand-written notes to the owner. A bathtub does a great job of a make-shift refrigerator for beer bottles. At the Black Horse London Pub, you will never know who you are brushing elbows with but the camaraderie among regulars is quite evident here. You can have a game of darts while keeping up with the latest soccer match on the bar's television, whether in company of friends or alone, Black Horse London Pub shows you a great time.
A welcoming atmosphere greets guests at Saint Frank Coffee and seating is available upstairs as well as downstairs. Fresh coffee is roasted on a weekly basis in collaboration with Ritual Roasters. Choose from Latte, Americano and more or even decaf according to your taste. Be ready to battle a queue and get a croissant, granola or muffin to go with your coffee.
Green's Sports Bar is widely considered to be the best in the city and is a sports-lovers dream. You can call ahead and request that your game of choice be played, but odds are it's already on one of the 15 TVs, and two big screens. Menu's for many of the local pizza parlors and restaurants are provided and can be delivered to you while you lounge. A great place to watch the game, Green's has local parking and is always a good time.
Cresta's Twenty Two Eleven Club, is a simple yet chic bar. Though not as grand as the other neighborhood bars, this bar surely has a charm to it. The bar is a favorite among locals to spend a quite evening or unwinding with a couple of drinks. If you want to escape the loud throbbing music and if you are looking for relaxation, then this is the place for you. The bar does not accept credit cards. Please call ahead for hours.
The Brick Yard is a fantastic restaurant and sports bar that serves California cuisine and is especially known for their burgers. There are 14 beers on tap and plenty of televisions to watch sports games. Their wooden tables and brick walls create a warm and laid-back atmosphere that will make you feel right at home. Whether you come to The Brick Yard for just a drink or for a meal, you'll know you'll have a good time.
In spite of its chain-restaurant status, McCormick and Kuleto is a sprawling, brightly lit seafood house and is one of the most popular restaurants in Ghirardelli Square. Tourists and locals happily feast on an enormous selection of fresh seafood at reasonable prices. An unusual menu item is the Oyster Bisque in heavy cream sauce, which is a dairy-lover's dream come true, but the more health-conscious folk enjoy grilled fish platters or the shellfish choices. Although the atmosphere is very upscale, this is one of the few seafood restaurants of its kind where kids are more than welcome.
An upscale shopping street deserves an upscale cafe that is quaint and welcoming in a posh sort of way. Caffe Union fills the bill with warm wood and pale colors and a friendly wait staff that never rushes you over your coffee and pie. Take a break from shopping with one of the delicious sandwiches made to order or a bowl of hearty house-made soup. The quiches in classic, spinach and other varieties are a flavorful way to recover your energies for another round of window shopping or a quick bite after a flick at the Metro Theater.
Who says branded labels of wine are always the best? At Ottimista Enoteca-Café, you can get acquainted with some of the finest wines produced in Northern Italy. And to add some more flavor to your visit, select from the well-designed menu that features small bites prepared with fresh local organic ingredients. Wines to go with a few of the larger dishes are suggested in the menu itself. The eatery plays host to wine-sampling events and cookery demos too. Hold your party here. Visit website for more information.
The Pub at Ghirardelli Square is a trendy bar and barbecue restaurant, located close to the beach. It faces several important attractions such as the Aquatic Cove, Aquatic Park and San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Its trendy patio offers views of both the coast and the charming restaurant building, with its red-brick façade, glass-covered archways and rows of flower boxes. There are separate menus for brunch, late-night meals, banquets and catering, in addition to the main menu. Try dishes such as Tommy Tots with blue cheese and spicy sauce, Truffle Mac and Cheese, Pulled Pork Sando and House Made Jalapeño Poppers. Busy professionals can also opt for boxed lunches and other takeaway packages.
Since opening its doors in 2012, Lightning Tavern has become a casual haven for those looking for a relaxed late-night spot in San Francisco. On offer are beers on tap, bottled beers and cocktails. If you're visiting with a group, the cocktail pitchers are ideal for you. The menu features a delicious pub fare of salads, burgers, sandwiches, french fries, nachos and pretzels; but the chicken wings and fried crab come highly recommended. On weekends, Lightning Tavern offers patrons a delicious brunch fare of eggs, french toast, donuts, sausages, bacon, fruits and more.
Inspired by the story of the legendary crimp, Shanghai Kelly as he was known to associates, patrons and victims, James Kelly was something of an urban legend, a part of San Francisco's more colorful past. The bar takes its name from this infamous character and offers patrons a typical dive bar atmosphere to drown their sorrows, forget their sins and generally have a good time. Stop by the saloon to have a drink with friends or catch a game. The bar menu features an extensive selection of libations from beer to cocktails. Especially popular with Pittsburgh Steelers fans, the bar gets quite lively during a game. While the bar doesn't serve food, carry-ins are allowed.
After a day riding municipal transport, you can recover at this bar. The well drinks are reason enough to come here, even if you do not want to watch a game on one of the several televisions. Quality stuff like Skyy and Tanqueray is mixed into cocktails. The crowd of mellow people in their twenties and thirties, bikini-clad beer girl posters and athletics memorabilia make this a comfortingly familiar atmosphere for any sports fan.