The Top 10 Bars In San Francisco's Mission Bay, California

Bar©Sam Howzit/Flickr
Bar©Sam Howzit/Flickr
Photo of Andrew Joseph
9 February 2017

It is Friday night in Mission Bay, and you just had a hard week. If you’re on the hunt for the perfect place at which to de-stresss, The Culture Trip has put together a list of the top 10 bars in the area.


Bar, Restaurant, American, $$$
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Breakfast, lunch, booze. From having tea and a chocolate croissant for breakfast, to having some of the best sandwiches in Mission Bay, Oda has a variety of options on its menu. Yet the main attraction is the large selection of beer and wines they have on offer. Labeled as Mission Bay’s newest and most bustling meeting place, this Kosovar bar makes the list.

Stem Kitchen and Garden

Restaurant, American, Mediterranean, $$$
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i forget where, somewhere the other night, heheheh : san francisco (2014) | © torbachopper/Flickr
This hidden gem gives its customers a cozy setting with a fireplace and a beautiful view of the bay. You can enjoy their São Paulo Sour, which is a really unique beverage, not to mention the Red Sangria. They source the herbs and ingredients for their cocktails from their own garden, located in the back of the establishment.

The Pub

Cafe, Pub, Sandwich Shop, Wine Bar, Salad Bar, Pub Grub
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With great sandwiches, burgers, and even chicken fajitas, ‘The Pub‘ is a nice place to spend your evenings. It is a favorite for students of the University of California in San Francisco. Swing by for a beer and pull up seat on their outside terrace.


Bar, American
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Considered the premier spot for top beer pong players in the Mission, the PSB sports bar is the place to make new friends. Frequent beer pong games, great beer, and lots of patrons makes this place the spot to be. The late night crowds are pretty intense, but you can always have a good time with some good Bud Light or Bulleit Bourbon.

Lucky Strike

Bar, American, $$$
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This lounge is equipped with an elegant bar and bowling lanes. If you wish to do something to occupy your time before a Giants game at AT&T park, which is a few minutes away, Lucky Strike is your place. The modern dim lighting, suave ambiance and pool tables make this bar a great place to be to watch the game if you do not have tickets.

Alchemist Bar and Lounge

Bar, American, Pub Grub, $$$
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With awesome drinks, a vibrant atmosphere, and a great interior, Alchemist Bar and Lounge is really spectacular. They project cartoons on the walls, which adds to the ambiance. You should try either the ‘BA Baracus’ (scotch, lemon, ginger, habanero syrup, and cider), or the ‘Along Came Sherry’ (bourbon, fino and px sherry, maple, coffee, and bitters).

Polo Grounds Pub & Grill

Bar, Pub, Pub Grub, $$$
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Mission Bar
Mission Bar | © Michela/Flickr
Nestled on Third Street, Polo Grounds is known for its friendly and charismatic environment. With Giants artwork on the wall, Polo is the place where you can just kick back and enjoy yourself. Picture lots of televisions, tables and standard bar food, as well as great beers on tap.


Wine Bar, Bar, Charcuterie, Pub Grub, $$$
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District is a bar shaped like a ‘U’, with brick walls, wooden beam ceilings, and lounge seating. On the menu, they have lamb meatballs which are very delicious, and their short ribs are also a patron favorite. Whislt they only serve beer and wine, the Happy Hour deals are quite good.

Shabu Bar

Bar, Restaurant, Pub Grub, American, $$$
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Shabu Bar is a great place to catch a game. Serving beer and wine, this restaurant offers the space and food to have a great time, with food catering to people with all types of dietary requirements. You can catch a game here on their televisions or enjoy a beer with friends.

Bar Basic

Bar, Pub Grub
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This place is what you call a traditional bar. There are TVs for sports and a digital jukebox for music. It does not serve food, so the establishment allows you to bring your own meals to eat in. In addition, there is free popcorn, and the drinks are really cheap.