by Patrick Heig - 324 Reviews - 95 List
Surveys say San Francisco is the most popular city for singles in the country. Studies also show that we're the third hardest-drinking city (hooray?). For our Ultimate Single Guide, it seemed appropriate to combine the two things we apparently do best--drink and be single--for a list of hot hookup hooch-spots broken down by neighborhood.
Updated: June 05, 2009
This Spanish Colonial-style spot allows the fellas to smoke their stogies and has a pool table and live music, and the ladies love the open-air courtyard on hot nights. Come early to get a prime spot outside and let them come to you.
Girls looking for guys (not so much vice versa--foosball, pool and cheap beer mean tons of dudes here) could do worse than this resuscitated dive, which is full but mellow on weekdays and a raging zoo of post-college partiers Thursdays through Saturdays.
Half-off tasty pizzas and $3 beers get the bar packed early during happy hour. For some reason, there are always a few lookers here, plus it's well-lit enough to see your options clearly and quiet enough make your case without screaming into their eardrums.
Hookup central here, especially on Thursday nights, when it's not uncommon to see a horizontal makeout session going on in one of the black leather booths, which are also equipped with phones that can be used to order a drink or talk to a babe in the next booth over.
The Vintage 415 boys sure know how to create a scene, and there's a lively one here almost every night. Get one of the high tables by the window, and use it as a home base--the bar is so cramped and crowded, that cutie will be relieved to find a place she can put her drink down.