Want voiceplaces on-the-go? Visit m.voiceplaces.com on your mobile phone or download the Best Of app for Android and iOS!

  • Top Places
  • All Places

TopPlaces

Restaurants

  • Upcider

    Upcider

    First there were upscale wine bars. Now, thanks to Upcider, there's an upscale cider bar as well. This minimally decorated second-floor drinkery has long windows overlooking the crowds on Polk Street, while the menu features rare craft ciders you... More on Upcider »

  • Sheba Piano Lounge

    Sheba Piano Lounge

    Don't let the hokey exterior fool you, this place offers a comfortable, even classy setting in the heart of the Fillmore. Perhaps Meatless Mondays will draw you in, as all Ethiopian restaurants seem to have great vegetarian menus. This one costs... More on Sheba Piano Lounge »

  • Tuba Restaurant and Grill

    Tuba Restaurant and Grill

    This Turkish neighborhood bistro revives a San Francisco restaurant meme that seemed to fade out at the end of the 1990s: the red room. There's a whiff of the boudoir to the place, aided by Euroclub music that usually accompanies too much cologne... More on Tuba Restaurant and Grill »

View More Top Restaurants »

Bars & Clubs

  • Oakland Metro Operahouse

    Oakland Metro Operahouse

    If the word "operahouse" makes you think of Charles Garnier's opulent theatrical monument in Paris, think again - this multi-use performance space is located inside an adapted industrial warehouse on the edge of modern Jack London Square. The... More on Oakland Metro Operahouse »

  • Swedish American Hall

    Swedish American Hall

    Located right upstairs from Cafe Du Nord is its auditoriumlike sister venue, the Swedish American Hall. Music usually ranges from country and folk to indie rock and beyond. More on Swedish American Hall »

  • Abbey Tavern

    Abbey Tavern

    This Irish sports bar in the Inner Richmond features occasional live bands and DJs on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. A mixture of pop, rock, '80s, and Top 40 dance music caters to a mostly collegiate crowd. More on Abbey Tavern »

View More Top Bars and Clubs »

Music Venues

  • Abbey Tavern

    Abbey Tavern

    This Irish sports bar in the Inner Richmond features occasional live bands and DJs on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. A mixture of pop, rock, '80s, and Top 40 dance music caters to a mostly collegiate crowd. More on Abbey Tavern »

  • Hemlock Tavern

    Hemlock Tavern

    By showcasing some of the world's best underground indie-rock bands, this microvenue has quickly become one of the city's best. A crowded, clamorous bar up front - decorated with kitschy thrift-shop art, vintage beer paraphernalia, and some... More on Hemlock Tavern »

  • Uptown Nightclub

    Uptown Nightclub

    Located across from the newly renovated Fox Theater and down the street from Cafe Van Kleef, the Uptown is a cornerstone venue in the resurgent downtown Oakland music scene. The interior is split into two rooms: the main cocktail area - with high... More on Uptown Nightclub »

View More Top Music Venues »

Movie Theaters

  • Victoria Theatre

    Victoria Theatre

    Located in the Mission District, it's the oldest operating theater in S.F. (since 1908!). It serves as a venue for performing arts, film festivals, and other community-based events. More on Victoria Theatre »

  • Foreign Cinema

    Foreign Cinema

    Chic, neo-industrial restaurant offers large outdoor patio with nightly film screenings and revamped French menu from former Zuni CafĂ© chefs. Main courses are fantastic. Dessert choices include beautifully composed cheese plates. Full bar,... More on Foreign Cinema »

  • CineArts at the Empire

    CineArts at the Empire

    The West Portal theater offers listening devices, closed-captioning, descriptive narrative, and the option to print tickets at home. Located by the West Portal Muni station, it features independent films alongside blockbusters. More on CineArts at the Empire »

View More Top Movie Theaters »

Food Trucks

  • Let's Be Frank

    Let's Be Frank

    This Let's Be Frank cart is sometimes posted at a spot outside AT&T Park and was founded by Sue Moore, former "meat forager" for Berkeley and Larry Bain, a member of the San Francisco Sustainable Food Systems team. Together they advocate the... More on Let's Be Frank »

  • Hapa Ramen

    Hapa Ramen

    Richie Nakano, a former NOPA sous chef, now makes regular appearances at farmers markets and street-food events selling his ramen. Nakano takes the same approach to making his broth as he did making French-style sauces, simmering the stock in... More on Hapa Ramen »

  • Chez Spencer

    Chez Spencer

    Chef Laurent Katgely creates complex, exciting dishes with flavors and textures that mingle well and transcend the sum of their parts. His is a stellar example of unabashed French cuisine, served with warmth and wit in a soaring industrial setting. More on Chez Spencer »

View More Top Food Trucks »

Coffee Shops

  • Starbucks

    Starbucks

    Since its founding by a trio of aspiring coffee roasters in Seattle in 1971, Starbucks has grown to become the largest coffeehouse in the world, with upwards of 20,000 locations in San Francisco / Bay Area and around the world. Named for the... More on Starbucks »

  • Four Barrel Roasters

    Four Barrel Roasters

    If you're going to spring several bucks for a coffee these days, it ought to be perfectly made and served in an interesting coffeehouse space. Four Barrel in the Mission District qualifies on both counts: Staff roast their own beans and serve the... More on Four Barrel Roasters »

  • Starbucks

    Starbucks

    Since its founding by a trio of aspiring coffee roasters in Seattle in 1971, Starbucks has grown to become the largest coffeehouse in the world, with upwards of 20,000 locations in San Francisco / Bay Area and around the world. Named for the... More on Starbucks »

View More Top Coffee Shops »

RecentReviews

  • Critic Reviews

    • In the center of René de Guzman's office at Oakland Museum of California, stacks of exhibition catalogs and trade journals form an improvised table. Crates of records rest nearby, with jackets jutting out at odd angles like the haggard shared collection in a party house living room. The haphazard ephemera and vinyl seem to clash with the title "senior museum curator," but Guzman's lack of preciousness towards his media is telling. He describes the Oakland Museum's upcoming exhibition, "Vinyl: The Sound and Culture of Records," not as a... More on Oakland Museum of California »

    • If you haven't seen Dillinger Escape Plan live, you remain unaware of the true technical heaviness of which human musicians are capable. When we say this New Jersey mathcore quintet is powerful live, we mean that you will probably spend half the set wanting to physically assault yourself, and the other half wondering, "How the hell are they doing that?" This tour is special because its opening act is Sacramento's own Trash Talk: a band that consistently combines lead-weight riffs with an unhinged attitude. Expect a set that delivers short,... More on DNA Lounge »

  • Member Reviews

UpcomingEvents @

Hot on foursquare

Browse a Neighborhood

My Voice Nation

Become a member today and start sharing your voice on places and events around you!


Connect or sign up with your email

My Voice Nation

Hi !

Here's your daily update:

You have 0 followers

You've posted 0 reviews

Edit profile »

Official Voice Community Blog

advertisement

Recently Added

Recent Photos

Recent Ratings

Loading...