We (recently moved to south bay) are hosting out of town friends (from philly) for one night of dinner & drinks in SF. They will be staying at the hyatt on embarcadero and we will be at the mosser near union square. I have scoured the boards and have more links and recommendations than I know what to do with- so I thought I would ask for direct advice!
We are looking to stay centrally located to either of our hotels or somewhere in between- short cab rides are ok, driving and public transportation are not.
When asked what they wanted to do I got "hip & casual". My ideal situation would be somewhere we could sit for awhile for drinks and late dinner and then have somewhere not too far to go for drinks after. Mostly beer & wine drinkers. Late 20's, with some disposable income. Foodies- but not looking for cloth napkins or taqueria on the other end of the spectrum. We naturally gravitate more towards hipster divey bars than lounges or "hot" night spots. SO! Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Also since I am asking...we are hitting up the MOMA the next day- any lunch/breakfast recommendations near the mosser/MOMA?