Tony Bourdain finds himself in San Francisco, a city known by vegan and vegetarian lovers alike. He discovers that San Francisco is actually a "bare-knuckled, 2-fisted drinking town," where you can get a ...Go to Episode
"Hotel whore that I am, I'm fond of the Fairmont Hotel on Nob Hill. Big. Old. Built in 1907, with lots of history and character. Most importantly, a tiki bar in the cellar."
950 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108
For a cheaper option, visitors can stay at this funky hotel with innovative décor. Rates begin at just $59 a night.
447 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94108
One of Tony's "favorite places to eat in America," Swan Oyster Depot is a casual spot that's first-come, first-serve, so breakfast is the best time to come. Tony and chef Roland Passot order crab butter, oysters and sea urchins.
1517 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-3606
Handcrafted artisanal produced coffee and small breakfast options.
66 Mint St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Twin Peaks is the geographic center of San Francisco with an amazing view of the city.
San Francisco, CA 94131
"The Castro Theatre is the most dramatic movie theater in the city, playing revivals, foreign and indie films and occasional sing-along movie musicals."
429 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2019
Tony goes for an afternoon drink. "Daytime drinking is a tradition here, as it is in any great city," he says. Toronado is a beer bar with 50-plus microbrews on tap and 100 bottled beers.
547 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117
"Zeitgeist is a beer garden with bikers, a great jukebox with local bands and back patio with picnic tables."
199 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103
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