We're looking for a place to meet a bunch of out of town friends on a Friday night in SF. We're showing up just a few days before and trying to arrange things beforehand.
We really like the looks of Tosca Cafe. Anyone know what Tosca cafe in North Beach is like early on a Friday night - around 8:30? Would it be too crowded for us to show up with all these people?
Or anyone have other pointers for a bar that would have space on Friday for a big group and be a good spot to show off the city? Near North Beach would be ideal, but any cool space downtown/soma/mission would be fine.