Though Novela’s walls are lined with actual books, this place is anything but nerdy. With cocktails named after literary characters, such as Jay Gatsby and Elizabeth Bennet, there’s sure to be something to whet every book lover’s whistle. Though Happy Hour drinks specials are hit or miss, you can’t beat a shared pitcher of scotch or pisco punch with friends. Happy Hour tends to be particularly popular and fills up fast, so make sure you get here well in advance. Their Oyster Happy Hour is held every Monday at 4pm (RSVP required).
Novela, 662 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415-896-6500