I'd love some advice on where to hold a fun, happy-hour birthday celebration in SF.
near public transit. Possibly leaning towards the downtown area, but Mission, North Beach a possibility (we live near NB).
a private or sectioned-off space in a restaurant or bar/restaurant.
more fun than nice, but not dive-y, stuffy or outrageously expensive either.
Places in consideration but Im not thrilled about:
the bubble lounge (too $$$ and pretentious).
café du nord (perfect vibe, just our style, but not near public transit).
olive bar (again, perfect but not near PT or freeways).
Youre help/advice would be much appreciated!