Karl the Fog may limit San Francisco’s beautiful rooftop views but there are still some fantastic venues all over the city. Here’s our guide to the best restaurants and bars in San Francisco with rooftop and top-level lounges, amazing views, food, and an excellent atmosphere.
The California Academy of Sciences is open on Thursday evenings for drinks, live music, and dancing. Nightlife at the museum includes aquariums, various exhibits, and the building’s green roof, which covers 87% of the roof with seven grassy hills. Although there’s no actual bar on the rooftop terrace, customers are allowed to take their drinks up to the top of the building, where they can enjoy the view of Golden Gate Park with the de Young Museum across the way, the wildlife surrounding the building, and the fresh San Francisco breeze as they watch the sunset and begin to stargaze.