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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Top 8 Outdoor Bars in San Francisco

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Picnic tables at laid-back Zeitgeist - ALEE KARIM
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4. Zeitgeist

It's hard to imagine a better location for a patio than Valencia and Duboce, as Zeitgeist's popularity will attest. It's frequently packed to the gills on chilly days; on sunny ones, patrons are often turned away at the door. A recent remodel introduced a unique bi-directional bar that offers service indoors and out for their daily barbecue of burgers and dogs (with veggie options), though The Tamale Lady pedals through the benches at least once a night. Zeitgeist's trademark salty service seems to be somewhat tamer in the recent past, but overall it's an institution seemingly unperturbed by insult or acclaim.

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3. Biergarten

Yeah, we're giving this Johnny-come-lately on the SF patio drinking scene a spot in the Top 3. There's just little to find fault with at the Hayes Valley urban oasis. Sure, it's a little pricey, but you're getting massive German beers and pub food with an impressively high authenticity quotient, and don't you deserve a splurge? Just don't have your heart set on a seat unless you're a member of the "it's five o'clock somewhere" crowd - on sunny afternoons the patio is packed literally up to its chain-link fence.

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