Best Bars with a View in San Francisco
San Francisco is a beautiful city, both from the hilly streets and from above. As summer approaches, the Bay sparkles brilliantly and the sunsets seem even more colorful. Why not take in the beautiful vistas with a cocktail in hand at the city’s best restaurants and bars with a view?
The Starlight Room
The Starlight Room atop the Sir Francis Drake Hotel is both luxurious and a bit nostalgic. It offers a unique cocktail list highlighting the most famous drinks from each decade “since the inception of the cocktail itself”, and perched 21 stories up, the views are stunning. The nightclub claims to be the place where “cocktail couture was created,” and it’s hard to argue otherwise. Luxurious red velvet couches and vintage gold accents make the interior almost as memorable as what you can see from the window.
Bar 5 at Coqueta
On Pier 5, this restaurant has some of the best views on San Francisco’s Bay side. For dinner you’ll need reservations, but you can always snag a seat at the bar for specialty cocktails or one of their signature gin and tonic mixes, and fantastic views over the water. While you’re there, grab a bite to eat. Chef Michael Chiarello has been nominated for a James Beard Award for his Spanish inspired dishes.
For seafood and sunset views, there’s no better place than Waterbar. The Bay Lights twinkle beautifully in front of you at night, and the water shines blue on summer afternoons. There’s a huge selection of oysters and other seafood, and a large cocktail list as well.
This gorgeous glass-ceiling bar has some of the best views in the city. The entire bar overlooks Golden Gate Park, so there’s not a bad seat in the house. Park Chalet also has its own brew master, which means there are eight house-made beers on tap at all times, as well as additional local brews. Get the sampler set and relax as you gaze across the sunny hues of Golden Gate Park.
As the name suggests, The View is all about, well, the view. Take in panoramic sunset views of San Francisco’s skyline while sipping cocktails. Located in the Marriot, this place is great for tourists staying at the hotel, but also popular with locals who want to gaze on their city from a new angle.
Contact Nationwide Limousine Service today at 800-339-8936 to get to and from each stunning view in style, and without having to keep track of your cocktail count.