San Francisco is one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the US, if not the world.
I adore the infectious and positive energy that you can feel throughout the city, from the Bay Bridge to Pier 39 to Lombard Street and everywhere in between.
If you’re looking for places to go out or want to know where to get a drink, you’ve come to the right place.
Check out my list of the best happy hours in San Francisco below!
1501, 655 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone: (415) 409-0679
Bar Crudo is an elegant and sophisticated bar in Alamo Square just a few blocks from the famous Painted Ladies, which are colorful row houses.
It’s a beautiful place for an intimate date or a casual night out.
Their happy hour is fantastic with an array of seafood options and substantial discounts on drinks.
Some of my favorite drinks to get at Bar Crudo are the Pony Pilsner, the Nora Blonde Ale, and the Prog Frog Ale!
Happy Hour Deals: Monday to Saturday from 5 PM to 6:30 PM – $2 oyster of the day (½ dozen or dozen), $2 herb & jalapeno marinated mussels (order by ½ dozen or dozen), $10 seared shishito peppers, $12 seafood chowder, $12 local crispy cod tacos (2 per plate), $12 steamed manila clams, $9 wine specials and $5 beer special.
2516 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 550-6970
El Techo is an adorable bar in the Mission District on the corner of Mission Street and 21st Street.
This colorful bar has a gorgeous outdoor seating area where you can soak up the sun and enjoy their wonderful happy hour offerings.
Their cocktail menu is sensational, with a mezcal margarita called the Margarita del techo, that offers a lovely smokey flavor with the perfect balance of sweet and savory.
The La Paloma, Sangria, and Pina Colada are all stellar drink options too!
Happy Hour Deals: Monday to Friday from 4 PM to 6 PM – $5 to $18 coctel and $5 to $7 comida.
PIER 1 1/2 The Embarcadero N, San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 397-8880
This spot has a beautiful atmosphere with a tropical resort vibe that makes you feel like you’re on vacation!
It’s bright and cheerful but can still be intimate and romantic.
You can find this bar in the Financial District near the Ferry Building right on the water, so you can enjoy stunning ocean views.
I love how they categorize their cocktails based on flavor, and I tend to gravitate toward the bubbly and bright section, which includes my favorite cocktail, The Wasp!
Happy Hour Deals: Monday to Friday from 3 PM to 5 PM – $7 cocktails, $4 to $8 wine beer, $14 cebiche clasico, $18 jalea, $16 las roquitas and $5 empanadas.
101 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 535-0184
This Japanese restaurant has a delightful bar area where you can enjoy some happy hour food and drinks.
It’s just a few blocks from the Ferry Building on the corner of California Street and Front Street.
They have a variety of innovative cocktails and a few delicious Japanese draft beers.
I always get the Suntory Pilsner, which hails from Kyoto, Japan, and has a bright but rich flavor.
Happy Hour Deals: Monday to Saturday from 4 PM to 5:30 PM – $9.88 to $19.88 beverage/nomimono and $3.88 to $10.88 food/tabemono.
2827 California St, San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 931-1182
Tataki Sushi and Sake Bar is dazzling and cool with fresh sushi and a small, intimate setting.
It’s in the Lower Pacific Heights neighborhood a few blocks from Alta Plaza Park.
The dishes are elevated and exquisite, with plating that will make you feel like you’re in a Michelin restaurant.
My favorite cocktails are their kabosu and Matsuhima mule, a Japanese take on a Moscow mule!
Happy Hour Deals: Everyday from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM – $5 cocktails, $5 on draught and wine, $5 from the kitchen, $5 from sushi bar ~ Nigiri (2 pcs) and $6 cut rolls (5 pcs) ~ Hand rolls.
2175 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone: (415) 673-7100
Delarosa is a quaint pizza restaurant off Lombard Street just a few blocks away from Moscone Park Playground.
It’s a clean and casual spot with long tables and cute Edison light bulbs, creating a modern and bright vibe that can be cozy.
They have a small but distinct selection of draft beer, including the Lobos hazy American IPA that has a juicy and deep flavor.
I also adore their robust wine selection that ranges from Pgulia bottles to local California offerings to Italian varieties!
Happy Hour Deals: Monday to Friday from 3 PM to 5 PM – $6 to $8 drinks and $10 small plates.
1 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 777-5577
The One Market Restaurant/Mark ‘n Mike’s NY Style Deli is a darling restaurant with an elegant and polished vibe, perfect for a romantic evening or a nice dinner.
It’s located in the Embarcadero area and is just a block away from the Ferry Building, so it’s super easy to find.
When it comes to happy hour drinks, I can’t resist their impressive and diverse wine list with delicious offerings, such as a Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley Chardonnay, and Washington Sauvignon Blanc.
Happy Hour Deals: Tuesday to Friday from 4 PM to 8 PM – $6 beer, $8 glass wines, $9 spirits & cocktails and $4.25 to $28.95 food.
2032 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone: (415) 749-9959
Palm House is in Pacific Heights between Webster Street and Buchanan Street.
It’s a rustic but colorful bar with lots of beautiful raw wood and accents of yellow and turquoise.
Their cocktail menu is sensational, with distinct and innovative drinks like the chai toddy, crisp air, and golden horizon.
But I can’t resist their massive alcoholic punch bowls that serve four to six people and offer fruity and refreshing flavors.
Happy Hour Deals: Tuesday to Friday from 4 PM to 6 PM – $6 to $14 snacks, $7 to $10 leisurely drinks, $10 the palm house slushy, $1 off draft beers and 50% off bottles of wine.
2251 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone: (415) 896-4496
Santeria is a stunning bar with a whimsical outdoor area with lots of large plants and sunlight.
It’s near the Mission District a few blocks from the Randall Museum.
The cocktail menu is amazing, making it hard to choose a drink. But you don’t have to!
Santeria offers limited-time cocktail flights, so you can enjoy one ounce of their specialty cocktails, depending on the season.
Or, you can enjoy their exciting margarita bar where you can craft your perfect margarita!
Happy Hour Deals: Monday to Friday from 3 PM to 6 PM – $3 chips & salsa trio, $8 crispy cauliflower, esquites (gf), guacamole y chicharrones (v), papas bravas (v) (gf), mexican wings, chipotle chicken quesadilla, carnitas tacos (gf), flautas, nachos, $5 spicy brussels sprouts (v), $7 churros, 8g/38p coctel, $5 cerveza and $5 traguitos – house shooters.
399 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 284-9922
Waterbar, as the name suggests, is right on the water next to the Bay Bridge in Rincon Point.
It has a classic but elevated bar vibe with some of the best views of the bridge at night, making it a super romantic spot.
I enjoy their beer selection, which includes the Trumer Pilsner, Golden State Cider, and HenHouse saison.
The selection offers a range of flavor profiles, from peppery and pungent to smooth and crisp.
Happy Hour Deals: Everyday from 2:30 PM to 5 PM – $4 beer, $7 wine and $8 to $9 cocktails.
817 Terry A Francois Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 701-7625
This bar is on the water a few blocks from The Chase Center and beside Agua Vista Park.
It has the classic seaside feel, with a bar that overlooks the water and a slightly industrial vibe that is cool and modern.
Their seafood is sensational, with everything from chowder to fish tacos to fresh oysters.
I adore their diverse wine and beer selection, making it easy for even the pickiest drinkers to find something satisfying.
Happy Hour Deals: Tuesday to Friday from 3 PM to 7 PM – $1 featured oyster, $8 lava flow, $7 draft beer, $7 well drinks and $7 house wine.
557 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone: (415) 861-5811
Noc Noc has a moody dive bar vibe with red leather stools and walls covered in eccentric art and decor.
It’s near The Painted Ladies in the Lower Haight neighborhood.
They’ve branded themselves as the most unusual bar in the area, referring to their odd atmosphere and unique vibe.
They don’t offer basic beer like Coors or Bud. Instead, they serve memorable beers, like Calicraft Oaktown Brown Ale and Racer 5 IPA!
Happy Hour Deals: Everyday from open to 7 PM – $5 draft beers, $2 off sour drafts, $7 specialty and $6 to $17 sake.
8 Mint Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 764-4965
If you want to know where to get a drink and have a lovely evening, Burma Love is one of my favorite spots.
It’s near the Tenderloin and Union Square neighborhoods off 5th Street.
It’s one of the most beautiful and fun places to go out if you want high-quality food and cocktails.
They have about eight beers always available, including the delicious Singha Thai lager, which has a unique Asian flavor profile.
Happy Hour Deals: Monday to Friday from 3 PM to 6 PM – $9 to $14 small bites, $13 cocktails, $10 wine and $6 to $8 beer.
314 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: (415) 693-0303
This Asian restaurant is one of the best bars in San Francisco, with a rustic elegance utilizing soft browns and warm lighting.
It’s near Belden Place on the corner of Sutter Street and Grant Avenue.
It’s one of the most fun places to get drinks and food, as they offer some truly unique beers, like Iron Ox Plow Pilsner and Kirin Ichiban Lager.
Their wine menu is also intriguing, with rare Spanish and American wines.
Happy Hour Deals: Tuesday to Saturday from 3 PM to 6 PM – $2 to $30 happy hour bites, $6 beers, $7 wines, $8 sake and $9 cocktail.
762 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Fly Bar is an artistic dive bar with some whacky decorations and a super laid-back vibe.
It’s one of my favorite places to go out when I want to have a relaxed but fun evening with friends.
It’s beside Alamo Square in the Lower Haight neighborhood on the corner of Divisadero Street and Fulton Street.
You never know what whimsical beers they’ll have available!
Happy Hour Deals: Monday to Friday from 12 PM to 6 PM – 50% off pizzas and $3 drafts, sake cocktails and sangria.
Note: Happy hour times and specials may vary by day and location, so it’s always a good idea to check with the bar directly for the most accurate information.