Easily one of the busiest neighborhoods in San Francisco, Union Square always seems to be in a bustling state of flux. It is, after all, ‘the heart of the city’ and host to big-brand shopping, large hotels, lanyard-donning conference-goers, cheery out-of-towners, and construction on just about every corner. It also boasts a vibrant nightlife; check out our 10 favorite drinking spots around Union Square.
Yet another cocktail bar? Absolutely. The elusive Benjamin Cooper might prove difficult to find, but it is well worth the search. The brainchild of seasoned barmen Mo Hedges and Brian Felley; Benjamin Cooper stands out among the boisterous Union Square bars for its charming setting, wonderful staff, affordable oyster offerings, and artfully crafted, well-balanced cocktails you’ll want to write home about. Skip the line for Ruby Skye and look for the little unmarked door on Mason instead, you’ll be glad you did.