Nightlife

Top Choice Bar in The Marina, Fisherman’s Wharf & the Piers

Interval Bar & Cafe

Designed to stimulate discussion of philosophy and art, the Interval is a favorite spot in the Marina for cocktails and conversation. It's inside the Long Now Foundation, with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, which con…
Top Choice Bar in The Marina, Fisherman’s Wharf & the Piers

Buena Vista Cafe

Warm your cockles with a prim little goblet of bitter-creamy Irish coffee, introduced to America at this destination bar that once served sailors and cannery workers. That old Victorian floor manages to hold up caro…
Bar in The Marina, Fisherman’s Wharf & the Piers

Gold Dust Lounge

The Gold Dust is so beloved by San Franciscans that, when it lost its lease on the Union Sq building it had occupied since the 1930s, then reopened in 2013 at the Wharf – with the same precarious Victorian brass cha…
Lounge in The Marina, Fisherman’s Wharf & the Piers

MatrixFillmore

The neighborhood's most notorious upmarket pick-up joint provides a fascinating glimpse of the lives of swank Marina singletons. Treat it as a comic sociological study, while enjoying stellar cocktails and sexy beat…
Wine Bar in The Marina, Fisherman’s Wharf & the Piers

West Coast Wine & Cheese

A rack of 720 bottles frames the wall at this austerely elegant storefront wine bar, which pours wines exclusively from California, Oregon and Washington, 26 by the glass. All pair with delectable small bites (dishe…
Wine Bar in The Marina, Fisherman’s Wharf & the Piers

California Wine Merchant

Part wine store, part wine bar, this small shop on busy Chestnut St caters to neighborhood wine aficionados, with a daily-changing list of 50 wines by the glass, available in half pours. Arrive early to score a sea…
Bar in The Marina, Fisherman’s Wharf & the Piers

Bus Stop

Bus Stop has 26 flickering TV screens, two pool tables and a manly crowd that roars when their team scores. If one of your party wants to shop but you must watch the game, wait here as they trawl surrounding Union S…