LAST MINUTE? I GOT YOU. SAN FRANCISCO BARS & RESTAURANTS OPEN FOR THANKSGIVING

SAN FRANCISCO RESTAURANTS OPEN FOR THANKSGIVING 2018 || by essellesse

lol what a throwback… this pic is from Thanksgiving 2015! {it’s faux of course}

I am straight shook that Thanksgiving is tomorrow. WHERE did November go?

To be honest, this month has been just okay so I’m glad it’s wrapping up. BUT today’s post isn’t an emo post.

Today’s post is for those in San Francisco looking to go out for Thanksgiving.

Erik & I actually go out for all of the holidays. The way we see it, we cook SO MUCH at home, just the two of us, that it’s kind of fun to get out and at it on the holidays.

I mentioned here how our Thanksgiving tradition started & we plan on continuing it. It’s something that has become pretty special to us over the years.

Also, I think it’s important to note that not everyone celebrates Thanksgiving or it can be a day that not everyone looks forward to. I get it. Sure, it’s a fun holiday to indulge in literally, but point blank it’s not for everyone. Some people are just looking to grab a bite or even just get out of the house.

Below are some of my favourite restaurants in San Francisco that are open for Thanksgiving & also serving their regular menu. & who knows, maybe you’ll run into Erik & I 😉

I also recommend driving through Chinatown or the Richmond District & seeing what is open. We do this often on Christmas Day & always find a new gem & make a new memory.

SAN FRANCISCO RESTAURANTS OPEN FOR THANKSGIVING

IZZY’S – MARINA  { website }

This is a fun steakhouse & they will let you order a la carte and get all the Thanksgiving sides. I especially love their shrimp cocktail & pepper crusted filet. Great scotch selection but we always get Oban here.

ELITE CAFÉ – LOWER PAC HEIGHTS { website }

The bar is accepting last minute walk ins! Nola inspired retaurant where you can choose from a prix fixe holiday menu {$60 pp} or order off the menu. Get the baked oysters! Also love that you can get turkey or FRIED CHICKEN…. yes pls.

PERRY’S – MULTIPLE LOCATIONS { website }

I LOVE PERRY’S! Their wedge salad is MY FAV {the love I have for wedge salads is seriously next level lol} & be sure to get the macaroni. They will be serving a Thanksgiving prix fixe for $33 pp or you can order off the menu. This is one of our fav SF restaurants!

HOUSE OF PRIME RIB – VAN NESS { website }

This is an SF classic! Reservations can get tricky but I recc to keep checking as they get cancellations. You can also eat at the bar which is helpful for walkins. BE SURE TO GET A CLASSIC COCKTAIL like a Manhattan or Martini… you will get your money’s worth TRUST ME.

BALBOA CAFE – MARINA DISTRICT { website }

This classic marina institution is serving a holiday meny like turkey and CORNBREAD HERB STUFFING. Fun bar too. To make resos, call 415.921.3944

BOBOS – MARINA { website }

Super fun steakhouse right off of Lombard Street – you can make reservations online and they have a small bar. This is another one we like for the holidays.

TOMMY’S JOYNT – CIVIC CENTER { website }

This is one of my mom’s favs in SF! They always have turkey but will be serving a special roasted turkey dinner for $25. You can also take it home {feeds 8}! for more info: 415.775.4216

LE COLONIAL – NOB HILL { website }

Vietnamese with a French Twist! They will be serving a la carte & some chef specials like Lobster Tail Butter Noodles.

 

BARS OPEN {MOSTLY MARINA / COW HOLLOW AREA}

MONAGHANS – MARINA 

In 2013, we went here for shots of wild turkey {we were in our late 20s lol} but figured it was fitting for Thanksgiving. Keep up tradition & get wild turkey shots, tag me in your stories lol

CAMPUS – MARINA

This is one of our fav bars in the Marina. We go all the time lol but we love it. Get a Ketel greyhound with the fresh squeezed grapefruit juice {I always get mine with a little crushed mint too}

MARINA LOUNGE – MARINA

Cash only, no frills dive bar in the Marina. I always get a Makers & Diet Coke here to take me back to my 20’s {lol this was all I drank then}. Jake the bartender is fantastic & if you’re feeling festive, try getting baileys + branca menta! PS – around santacon {which is a DISASTER IN THE MARINA to put it bluntly}, they don’t allow anyone in a santa / reindeer / elf / etc costume so it’s a great place to escape the nonsense lol

BAR NONE – COW HOLLOW

A fun basement-ish bar to get sloppy at. Tons of games & no frills drinks. Really enough said lol

BUS STOP – COW HOLLOW

One of my fav bars on Union Street. They also serve Lone Star Beer making me one happy Texan!

TONGA ROOM – NOB HILL

This is in the Fairmont {most hotel bars will be open btw} but get some fun tiki drinks in a tiki wonderland. In fact, I kinda wanna do this tomorrow actually.

Any I left out? Let me know in the comments! I’ll continue to update this at real time as I discover more.

Hope whatever you do tomorrow, it’s delicious & a little boozy 😉 we’ll be having steak, stuffing, cranberries & single malts!

Also, if you need a playlist for tomorrow, check out my new Winter Vibe playlist. I can’t stop listening to it!

xo SLS

 

 

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