In keeping with its location on boutique-y Fillmore Street, The Snug reimagines the neighborhood bar in a very au courant context. Dark wood is subbed for sun-drenched white walls, big windows are lined with an array of house-made tinctures and visitors might even spot that rarest of SF species—children—alongside the laptop-bound techies wrapping up the day with a 4:00 PM craft beer. Upscale but unpretentious, The Snug's menu is serious for a bar, spanning both snacks (think green garlic fritters rolled in an umami-rich wasabi pea powder) and more substantial plates like charred octopus with smoked avocado purée, ramps and melon. They meld nicely with the refreshing draft cocktails, like the nitrogenated, mezcal-spiked take on a Last Word.
- MICHELIN guide inspectors