30 Hours in San Francsisco

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 ...

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The Fairmont Hotel

"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

 
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Tony Also Recommends: Hotel Des Artes

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

 
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Swan Oyster Depot

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

 
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Tony Also Recommends: Blue Bottle Coffee

Handcrafted artisanal produced coffee and small breakfast options.

66 Mint St, San Francisco, CA 94103

 
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Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks is the geographic center of San Francisco with an amazing view of the city.

San Francisco, CA 94131

 
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Tony Also Recommends: The Castro Theatre

"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

 
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Toronado Bar

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

 
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Tony Also Recommends: Zeitgeist

"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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Check out Anthony Bourdain's tips for places to visit in each city that he travels to in The Layover and follow our lists on Foursquare to replicate his trip.

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