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Best Rooftop Bars of San Francisco

April 18, 2018, 8 a.m.

Best Rooftop Bars of San Francisco
Known as one of the most famous cities in the United States, San Francisco boasts a lot to do and plenty to see. On the northern coast of California, this hilly city is known for year-round fog, cable cars, and beautiful Victorian style homes. However, “San Fran” as the locals call it, is known for having one of the most notorious prisons of all time, Alcatraz Island, and one of the most notorious bridges, The Golden Gate Bridge. With that said, if you happen to be visiting San Francisco, make a list of your “must-see” places and locations. Ensure that on this list, is one of these amazing rooftop bars with a beautiful view.
Best Rooftop Bars of San Francisco

El Techno

2516 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 550-6970

El Techo, also known as “The Roof” is a rooftop bar and eatery in San Francisco known primarily for their delicious cuts of meats and Latin American take on delicious meals. With that said, this beautiful rooftop bar sits right above the Lolinda steakhouse and serves the most amazing cuts of steaks and offers the most authentic drinks. However, you are here for the view! With that in mind, an individual can enjoy unprecedented and uninterrupted views of San Francisco with a 360-degree viewing radius. With umbrellas and heated lamps for all-around weather protection, individuals can enjoy some of the most delicious meals and drinks in the bay area.

The Must Have Drinks:

Of course, EL Techo would be primarily known for having some of the best margaritas in the whole city. However, it is their happy hour that is worth the visit. With $4 beers and $7 margaritas, an individual can enjoy a classic margarita with authentic tequila or order a pitcher of sangria for the whole crew. Depends how brave you are feeling!

Best Rooftop Bars of San Francisco


620 Jones St, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 496-6858

Known for some of the most premiere Italian food in all of San Francisco, Jones is a very different kind of rooftop bar. More as a rooftop terrace, this bar is in fact nestled between two apartment buildings. However, the view of the bustling crowd passing by will entertain people watchers for hours. With a heated outdoor terrace and plenty of seating, individuals can bring a large party or have an intimate gathering. With planter boxes and picnic tables, this relaxed environment is the perfect place to spend a hot summer afternoon relaxing with a drink in have. Visit Tenderloin district and grab one of the best drinks in town at Jones Rooftop Bar and restaurant terrace.

The Must Have Drinks:

Jones sure knows how to showcase some of the best cocktails in all of San Francisco! With the Slow Jam, an individual can thoroughly enjoy a delicious blend of blackberry-basil jam, Bulleit-Rye, Lemon Juice & Egg White, making a frothy and delicious dessert-like drink.

Best Rooftop Bars of San Francisco

Bluestem Brasserie

1 Yerba Buena Ln, San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 547-1111

This American Restaurant may be known as one of the more high-end style American eateries in San Francisco. Boasting floor-to-ceiling windows, an individual can grab a delicious bite indoors or head to the second-floor patio with plenty of space to relax and sip on a delicious American cocktail or beer. With beautiful views of Market Street, this is one of the best places in San Francisco for people watching and sunset viewing. Heated Lamps will warm individuals during cold days, and the wine list offers of 12 local wines that are delicious and tantalizing.

The Must Have Drinks:

As far as the drink menu goes, there is a plethora of amazing drinks from cocktails to barrel beers, bottles, and more. If you are looking for a classic wine then you can never go wrong here. However, it is the special cocktails that are exceptional, such as the Hi-De-Ho with a special blend of Lavender-Lemon Syrup and Sparkling Wine.

Best Rooftop Bars of San Francisco

The Cliff House

1090 Point Lobos Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 386-3330

If you are looking to wine and dine with an ocean view, The Cliff House is the must visit restaurant in San Francisco boasting beautiful views of the San Francisco sunset. With spacious windows and a striking ocean view, The Cliff House peaks over the Marin headlands and Seal Rocks, for a delicious and casual dining experience. However, grab a drink and head outside to the patio space for an inviting experience that is only surpassed by the beautiful rooftop-like views. What we can say about The Cliff House, is that it is worth a visit.

The Must Have Drinks:

What is the most unique about this particular terrace rooftop-like dining eatery is that they have a wine lover’s Tuesday get together, where individuals can enjoy some of the most delicious wines at half the price.

Best Rooftop Bars of San Francisco

The View Lounge

780 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 442-6003

Lastly, on this list, it is time to talk about what may be the most premiere spot in all of San Francisco when it comes to beautiful views and delicious drinks. The View Lounge deserves the name for a reason. As a lounge-like atmosphere, individuals can enjoy beautiful vies of San Francisco from the 39th floor of the San Francisco Marriot Marquis. The lounge seating offers tables right next to the extremely large windows and there are both booths, tables, and lounge chairs available. With that in mind, this premier spot is beautiful but considered more luxury casual, so wear your best Sunday outfit and enjoy the best sunset view in town.

The Must Have Drinks:

As one would expect from such a prestigious location, the view lounge offers some of the most delicious drinks in all of San Francisco. With an extremely large selection of everything from Sparkling wines to Reds and Whites, individuals can choose from an Italian sparkling delight or a sensual Central Coast red wine.

Best Rooftop Bars of San Francisco

The San Francisco Rooftop Bars For You

San Francisco is known as one of the must-see cities in all of the United States. With plenty to do, plenty to see, and beautiful locations to visit, these rooftop bars and patio restaurants will pleasantly surprise an individual. If you want a simple and relaxing Sunday afternoon drink, then San Francisco has it for you! However, if you are more of a luxury aficionado, you can find it here too. What we can say, is that all of these rooftop bars have plenty of delicious drinks and the service is considered some of the best in the city. Enjoy San Francisco, and for your pleasure, here are two notable mentions.

Notable Mentions:

B Restaurant – Located above the Moscone Center, this restaurant with seasonal cocktails offers beautiful views of the Yerba Buena Gardens, the St. Patricks Church and the downtown skyline.

720 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 495-9800

Dirty Habit – On the fifth floor of the San Francisco Hotel Zelo, this restaurant offers American cuisine with an outside bar patio overlooking some of the most beautiful areas of San Francisco.

12 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 348-1555

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