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Teen-Friendly Bar? (No, not really)

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Teen-Friendly Bar? (No, not really)

Pei | Dec 26, 2010 04:24 PM

Okay, I'm not really looking for a teen-friendly bar. But here's my predicament:

My young, hip aunt is bringing her daughter, a wonderful 13 year old, to San Francisco. Now, me and my big mouth, I've spouted so many wonderful stories about the amazing cocktails and mixologists we have in the city, I would feel truly amiss if I did not take her to one of my favorite bars. Unfortunately, the 13 year old is just old enough to feel left out if we took off after dinner and left her at home, but not old enough to take to a real bar.

So obviously places like Bourbon and Branch or Rickhouse are out, but what about restaurants or open hotel lounges where families are welcome? We'll actually be a part of a big group (7 adults and the one teen), so I'm a bit at a loss. Splitting up the group is possible but I hate to ask my out of town visitors to go do something for an hour or two and babysit my cousin while I take my aunt drinking (ha).

Would any of these places work?

-Gitane for dinner and drinks
-Burritt Room (is it more of a hotel lounge or a real bar?)
-Nopa
-Clock Bar
-Slanted Door

Looking for either a mid-range restaurant with exceptional cocktails, or a good hotel lounge where a young adult would not be completely out of place. We're just hoping to drop in for a drink around 5pm, and then head to dinner.

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Rickhouse Bar
246 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA

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