Brave junkies on the sidewalk for the incredible selection of unusual whiskeys at this Tenderloin dive, where the backbar is subdivided...
Sai Jai Thai
Mom and the cooks shout at each other in Thai, hardly anyone speaks English and the room is grungy, but the classic cooking's spot on....
875 Geary St · interesting places nearby
If you're alone with your journal, or need a place for a tête-à-tête that may end in tears, bring a fiver for the jukebox, select Miles Davis and cozy up in this often-empty vintage-1947 classic dive. Take note of the flashback-to-the-1950s, black-and-white photo of the couple dancing, then look at the wall sconces and you'll realize you're standing in the exact same spot – only now it's filled with ghosts, not bee-boppers.