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Bar in Nob Hill & Russian Hill

So what if it's touristy? Nothing beats twirling in the clouds in a little cocktail dress on the city's highest dancefloor. Thursday to Saturday evenings are best, when a full jazz band plays; Wednesday there's piano music. Sunday to Tuesday it's quiet, but, oh, the views! Remarkably, it's often empty at sunset – and gorgeous on fog-free evenings. Expect $15 drinks.