Hello, San Fran!

We’re here! My friend and I arrived at San Francisco Airport, hopped into a cab, and headed downtown to our hotel, the Marriott Marquis. A fairly nice hotel with a good location in the Financial District.

Marriott Marquis – 780 Mission Street

After checking in and a quick unpack, I wanted to check out The View Lounge atop the Marriott. It boasts a nice downtown view.

The View Lounge

This lounge serves up small plates and pretty good cocktails. We sat at the bar and the friendly bartender hands us a cocktail menu.


I decided to have the Raspartini. A martini with vodka and freshly muddled raspberries.After a couple arrival drinks, we headed right across the street to a sports bar (now a different restaurant) for a bite to eat.


We enjoyed the Korean BBQ quesadilla and vegetarian flatbread. It was fine, nothing special, just had to satisfy that post-flight hunger.

Korean BBQ Quesadilla and Vegetarian Flatbread

After our quick casual dinner, we headed back to the hotel room. Another friend and I got ready and headed out to explore the Mission Disctrict, commonly called “The Mission”. This area has lots of bars and nightclubs.

Holy Cow

Not exactly knowing where to go, we hit up a few random bars late into the night. Perhaps way too late into the night, knowing we had a wine tour the next morning!

Shiny Disco Balls!
Shiny Disco Balls!
Slide - 430 Mason Street

When all the other bars are closing up, you can always count on this place to still be open. Where all those night owls who are nowhere near ready to call it a night “end up”.

The EndUp - 401 6th Street

We returned to the hotel well past 5am. Gotta make that wine tour!

The View
Marriott Marquis
39, 780 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 896-1600

The Holy Cow Nightclub
1535 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 757-7560

430 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 421-1916

The EndUp
401 6th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 646-0999

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