Introducing our new photo series, wherein Eater photographer Jennifer Yin visits some of the city's storied restaurants to capture them at a certain, and very specific, point in the day. For our maiden voyage, we take a trip to the Haight-Ashbury classic, Magnolia.
The Haight: So far as neighborhood joints go, it doesn't get much more San Francisco than Magnolia. Part community watering hole, part "hand-to-mouth" restaurant, and in many ways, the current face of the storied—and evolving—Haight-Ashbury district, Magnolia continues to pull in the local crowds, even during the week. We suspect this has something to do with owner Dave McLean's signature brews, because they are king here in the post-work hours. Above, take a look around the dining room and bar during the seven o'clock hour on a recent weekday. Coming up next: the staff and back of house.