Hi folks, I'm flying in from Philly in two weeks for a whirlwind weekend in SF. I'm looking to make some loose plans, and the first is where would be a good place for an early dinner and some drinks before going to a Giants game?
I'm looking for a gastropub type place, somewhere we can order a couple different things and maybe get a cocktail if we want to change it up from beer. We're not looking for a quiet, sit down type place. From my initial searches, something like Trou Normand looked great but from what I understand it's brand new and super trendy right now. That would be towards the high end of something that I'm looking for. Low end would be good, cheap burger but with a good bar.
It doesn't need to be something specific, it could be kick-ass tacos with good, real margaritas with a fun bar, or an izakaya type place. Basically I'm looking for something fun and lively before the game. My crowd will be late 20's-early 30's, so we're past the drink-our-faces-off (though certainly not above it) phase of our lives, and nobody is scared of a $15 burger or $12 cocktail. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!