Here in San Francisco, summer has finally arrived.  Although Mark Twain didn’t seem to enjoy it, we do have some stellar places to eat & drink outdoors during the long light hours of the season.  Many of our clients, in fact, do the outdoor dining thing very well!  May we recommend…

 

Terrapin Crossroads
As good a reason as any to get yourself to Marin County.  The Lesh’s have a gem on their hands with an incredible outdoor space to dine & dance right on the water in San Rafael.  If you haven’t gone yet, it’s a must try.

via Yelp

Biergarten
Classic German beer garden picnic tables hit the right note to create a jovial social atmosphere in the heart of Hayes Valley.  Make new friends!  Enjoy the sausages & brews!  It’s one of those places that make you think everything will work out.

via Yelp

4505 Meats
Ryan Farr knows how to bring that BBQ.  4505 has an uncomplicated outdoor space, great for getting your hands dirty with the ribs, burgers and beer at 705 Divisadero. So meaty and good!

via 4505meats.com

Gitane – Café Claude – Claudine
The Claude Lane Trifecta has a sultry little patio area on Claude Lane in the Financial District.  Perfect for leisurely lunching or those romantic city evenings.

via Gitane

Beso
With the Supreme Court decision making the rainbow flags fly high, the Castro will certainly be a hot spot for the next 9,999,999 days.  Beso has a fabulous front patio for people-watching and enjoying Chef Nick’s delectable Spanish cuisine.

Samovar
The tea empire is now serving beer & wine at its Yerba Buena location.  If you have not yet been, this outpost has a sprawling, sunny outdoor space that overlooks Yerba Buena Park from a satisfyingly elevated vantage.   We recommend this for a relaxing afternoon respite.

via samovartea.com

Equator Coffees & Teas
A beautiful build out and a “Marklet” for a posh place to enjoy a coffee or tea cocktail, like the ‘Naughty Steep’ or a ‘Coconut White Russian’ with something delicious from the kitchen.  The Equator team brings a nice Marin ease to the Warfield stretch of Market.  And worth noting that they hired almost the entire staff by setting up tents on the sidewalk and interviewing anyone who passed by.  “There are so many diamonds in the rough,” says Manager of Operations Katie Solinger.

via equatorcoffees.com

We hope you enjoy many warm rays of sun in this mischievous Bay Area summer!  BUT… don’t forget to always carry your light sweater.

 
Salud,
ABC License Company