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The Philosophy of Drunk

THE WEEKNIGHTER Searching for meaning in the bottom of a pint glass at the Philosopher's Club.

SF en fuego

culture@sfbg.com ANOTHER WEEK, MORE OPENINGS! TABLEHOPPER Just when you thought you already had enough options of new places to check out, you get hit with more. Yup, this month is bonkers, and could very well...

Out of focus

THE WEEKNIGHTER Diving down into cheap drink bliss at Mission Bar

Open sesame

Spring is giving us more than daffodils with all kinds of new openings, from barbecue to bacon to oysters to octopus.

Drinking with DiMaggio

THE WEEKNIGHTER Rounding the bases at Double Play bar

Cin cin!

TABLEHOPPING Here's a cheat sheet to four SF wine bars, recently opened, that you really should visit.

A really good kiss

THE WEEKNIGHTER Pucker up at Lower Haight's storied Noc Noc

Let’s pig out

TABLEHOPPING Blue Plate turns 15 and wants to party, Cochon 555 returns to SF, and you can get a mapo scramble on the weekend!

A little help

THE WEEKNIGHTER: Divisadero's Mini Bar packs in maximum impact

Lotsa Matzoh

TABLEHOPPING Even more places open for brunch and lunch, plus Passover and Easter options!

On the real

THE WEEKNIGHTER: Pulling into Sutter Station for a strong pour of no-bullshit


TABLEHOPPING: Brunch is trying to win the meal popularity contest in SF — and hey, we finally got a souvlaki joint!


Drinking from noon to midnight and back again: our guide to bars and liquor for every hour of the day

Tapping back

THE WEEKNIGHTER: Into the Wayback Machine and through the tipsy ages with Upper Haight standby The Gold Cane

Where to eat right now

Bacon Twix, rabbit curry, spicy panuozzo, avocado tacos: the hottest new spots in the city (that won't break your bank)

Aloha, partner

THE WEEKNIGHTER: Tiki drinks, tiny umbrellas, and Hell's Angels history at North Beach's Hawaii West 

Spammy fries for all!

TABLEHOPPING: A trio of restaurant openings — Calvados, cheese cones, and craft beer, represent! — plus a new spot for loco moco, Spammy fries, and poke bowls.

Brunch me

TABLEHOPPING New spots to hop out of bed for, Monday pizza at The Mill, and Off the Grid's TGIF fiesta.

Healdsburg hop

TABLEHOPPING Fill ’er up -- we’re taking a long (but worthy) journey to this Sonoma hotspot.

Modern English

TABLEHOPPING Eat like royals: New openings include The Coachman, The Square (N.B. not related to Square), sweet coffee spots, and hot hot dogs.

Hot! New! Live!

TABLEHOPPING: See the beauty, touch the magic -- of ICHI, Kin Khao, Bespoke Doughnuts, Melange Market, more

Up valley

An overnight visit to St. Helena yields great eats (and killer English muffins).

Going back to Cali

TABLEHOPPING Stoner comfort food, dishes from Guam, chorizo burgers, and piroshki — just another day in SF.

Full steam ahead

Anchor deepens its SF roots with proposed new facility