There for you when you need them — even at 6 a.m. — dive bars are that special egalitarian breed of bar for anyone and everyone. They are mostly dark, still on the cheaper side, and always filled with at least a character or two.
Unfortunately, though, dive bars are a dying breed in San Francisco, where rising rents and demand for the next big thing are forcing many long-time, beloved establishments to shutter. But that just makes the ones that are still around all the more special, and special they certainly are. North Beach, with its old-school charm, seems to be ground zero for dive bars, but there are others scattered throughout the city, too, that are very worthy of a visit.
From one with metal undertones, to a place that will kick you out for unwelcome romantic advancements, these San Francisco dive bars are essential to this fine city’s fabric.
Note: bars are listed alphabetically, not geographically.Read More