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20 Spots to Get an Excellent Cocktail in the Bay Area This Summer

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Summer is always an occasion for outdoor drinking — but a cocktail in the sunshine with a friend or two has never sounded quite as good as it does right now. Bars all over the Bay Area have upped their patio and sidewalk game, so there are more spots to grab a great drink than ever. Here are some of the best places where you can get excellent cocktails, outside.

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1. Lara's Fine Dining

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1900 Esplanade Dr
Richmond, CA 94804
(510) 234-1860
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Waterfront dining is tailor-made for outdoor drinking, and Lara’s Fine Dining has a stellar spot in Richmond’s Marina Bay. Originally a sea captain’s house, Lara’s has no shortage of nautical charm, not to mention its wide-ranging menu and excellent craft cocktails like the aptly named Water of Life.

A light red cocktail in a stemless glass with a herb leaf tucked into the top sits on a wooden table overlooking a marina.
The Water of Life at Lara’s Fine Dining
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2. Main Street Kitchen

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1358 N Main St
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 933-1001
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With a greenery-filled patio and a recently expanded, generously-sized parklet, this farm-to-table bar and restaurant is one of Walnut Creek’s best destinations for an outdoor hang. Wood-fired pizzas share the menu with seasonal entrees, while the sophisticated cocktail list includes standouts like Not Your Momma’s Sweet Tea, a nuanced mix of lemon, black tea and Grey Goose Essences White Peach & Rosemary. Come for the cocktails, stay for the live music — it’s a gorgeous setting to appreciate the outdoors any time of day.

A yellow colored cocktail in a highball glass sits on a bar counter, topped with a lemon slice. A bottle of Grey Goose Essences is to its left.
Not Your Momma’s Sweet Tea at Main Street Kitchen
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3. Limewood Bar and Restaurant at The Claremont Hotel

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41 Tunnel Rd
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 549-8585
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A classic Berkeley hotel with more than a century of history, the Claremont Hotel is a truly elegant place for a meal or cocktail — particularly the terrace of Limewood Bar & Restaurant, with stunning views straight across the Bay. Sip a Strawberry Canyon alongside oysters or a Berkeley smash burger and savor your respite from the city.

A pink cocktail topped with an herb leaf and a lime wedge is sitting on a table with a beautiful verdant vista.
The Strawberry Canyon at the Limewood Bar and Restaurant
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4. Mersea Restaurant

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699 Avenue of the Palms
San Francisco, CA 94130
(415) 999-9836
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Looking to really get a breath of fresh air? Head out to Treasure Island for  Mersea’s killer views and tons of outdoor seating. Classy cocktails like the Rosemary’s Baby, with Grey Goose Essences White Peach & Rosemary and a fresh rosemary herb garnish are ideal for afternoon sipping, with the entire San Francisco skyline laid out in front of you. 

A masked bartender hands over a light pink cocktail garnished with a rosemary sprig laying across the top of the rim.
Bartender Santos presenting the Rosemary’s Baby cocktail at Mersea
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5. alaMar

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100 Grand Ave #111
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 907-7555
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Chef Nelson German has won local and national accolades for his internationally-inspired, seafood-heavy fare. (Shrimp boils and braised oxtail? Don’t mind if we do.) AlaMar’s patio takes advantage of that Oakland sunshine, and makes for a perfect venue for snacking and sipping vibrant drinks like the Dear Summer.

A light yellow cocktail is filled with cherries and topped with a slice of watermelon on an outdoor table.
The Dear Summer cocktail at alaMar
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6. Chubby Noodle

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570 Green Street off, Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 296-9600
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Noodles, pork tacos, and cocktails; what’s not to love? This fusion restaurant recently expanded its outdoor seating in North Beach, so there’s plenty of room to gather for ramen and a refreshing Wants and Needs cocktail. Best yet? Their outdoor space is heated, which you’ll appreciate as the summer fog creeps in.

This frozen slushie cocktail is a dark, berry pink and is garnished with a mint sprig and a strawberry half.
The Wants and Needs cocktail at Chubby Noodle
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7. Tupelo

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1337 Grant Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 981-9177
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Bringing Southern charm and cuisine to North Beach, Tupelo is a neighborhood staple for its great drinks and live music, which it’s safely maintained throughout much of the last year. Settle in for a set with a Spring Fling cocktail and a fried chicken sandwich and you’ve got a perfect afternoon.

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A Spring Fling cocktail at Tupelo
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8. 620 Jones

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Jones St
San Francisco, CA
(415) 845-2257

The plant-filled, 8000-square foot patio at 620 Jones will make you forget that you’re just blocks from Union Square, smack in the middle of the city. With killer brunches and occasional burlesque and drag shows, 620 Jones has responsibly kept the party going in uncertain times, and provides an ideal backdrop for outdoor drinking, with summer-friendly drinks like the Strawberry Feels.

A clear cocktail in a large, stemmed wine glass is sitting on an outdoor table with slices of strawberries floating in the drink.
The Strawberry Feels at 620 Jones
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9. Café de la Presse

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352 Grant Ave
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 398-2680
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This bistro mainstay’s lovely terrace north of Union Square is an equally good choice for a morning coffee and pain au chocolat, or drinks and nibbles on a sunny afternoon. Order an April in Paris or Bouquet de Roses, pair it with some frites, and bask in the Parisian vibes.

A cocktail in a martini glass with a single, floating strawberry slice sits on a bright red outdoor table.
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10. The Royale

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800 Post St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 441-4099
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This Nob Hill favorite, with over a decade in business, has long been a destination for great drinks and live music, and has adapted to the times with a comfortable street front patio. It’s a lively place for a few friends to gather over Green Juice cocktails and listen to live music on Friday nights.

A coral cocktail in a tumbler glass topped with a lime sphere on a wooden outdoor table at The Royale
The Green Juice cocktail at The Royale
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11. The San Francisco Athletic Club

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1750 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 923-8989
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First things first: It’s not a sports club, it’s a sports bar. And this Pac Heights spot has made the most of its outdoor space with a huge tented patio, allowing them to host live comedy, trivia, game screenings, and more. Find a picnic table and join the action while enjoying a refreshing Peach Fuzz alongside well-made bar snacks.

The Peach Fuzz cocktail is in a short glass, topped with rosemary sprigs at a bar counter, with a bottle of Grey Goose Essences beside it.
The Peach Fuzz cocktail at The San Francisco Athletic Club
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12. Noir Lounge

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581 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 431-6647
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While the elegant interior of this Hayes Valley bar is a dark, moody home for cocktails and jazz, it has made the most of its street front, too. Its sheltered, heated outdoor space is an ideal gathering place for small groups, especially on weekends, with Hayes Street closed to traffic. Order a round of Strawberry Blondes and take in the parade of people-watching.

The Strawberry Blonde cocktail at Noir Lounge is bright pink, and served in a stemmed wineglass with a whole strawberry on the rim.
The Strawberry Blonde at Noir Lounge
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13. Madrone Art Bar

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500 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 241-0202
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While Madrone’s cozy, eclectic decor and local art exhibitions have historically accounted for much of its appeal — not to mention its legendary dance parties — the bar’s community-minded spirit has translated to a charming, colorful patio that’s worth a visit in its own right. Whether you’re savoring a sunny day or stopping by for live music on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, order up a Herbie Hancock, a fruity favorite made with Grey Goose Essences Watermelon & Basil, and settle in.

A pink cocktail with whole strawberries and ice with a bright blue cocktail umbrella in an outdoor parklet.
The Herbie Hancock at Madrone Art Bar
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14. Hawker Fare

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680 Valencia Street Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 400-5699
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The Mission knows Hawker Fare for its vibrant Southeast Asian cuisine, heavily inspired by the flavors of Laos and the Isaan region of northeast Thailand. Its colorful outdoor space echoes the interior’s bold style; it’s one of the most appealing destinations on Valencia Street, and its  outdoor dining has made an always-popular corner of the city even more so. With the spicy fare you’ll undoubtedly be ordering, their Watermelon Slushee is the perfect accompaniment.

A pink slushee drink sits in a champagne glass with purple lighting and is topped with mint sprigs.
Watermelon Slushee at Hawker Fare
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15. Midnight Sun

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4067 18th St #2535
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 861-4186
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Classically Castro, Midnight Sun is an iconic gay bar celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, with a dedicated following and a warm embrace of newcomers. Its current cocktails are all summer-ready: Frozen Lemonade spiked up with any of three Grey Goose Essences, Strawberry & Lemongrass, White Peach & Rosemary, and Watermelon & Basil; or the Castropolitan, starring Strawberry & Lemongrass along with hibiscus and lemon.

One white slushee cocktail and one dark red cocktail on an outdoor table
The Castropolitan and Frozen Lemonade at Midnight Sun
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16. The Napper Tandy

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3200 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 550-7510
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It’s hard to deny the charm of a true Irish pub, and the Napper Tandy’s sense of warmth and hospitality extends even to its cheery outdoor parklet. Even outside the pub, you can catch a European football match or tuck into some  Irish comfort food like corned beef and cabbage or bangers and mash — alongside drinks like the beautifully colored Watermelon Sugar, starring Grey Goose Essences Watermelon & Basil.

The Watermelon Sugar, a bright pink cocktail at The Napper Tandy is served in a martini glass with a slice of watermelon on the rim
The Watermelon Sugar at The Napper Tandy
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17. Mr. Digby's

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1199 Church St
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 896-4973
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While the opening of this new Noe Valley spot was delayed due to the pandemic, it’s now launched in full force. Named for co-owner Mike McCaffery’s childhood dog, there’s a friendly pup theme throughout the space, and its generous outdoor patio is dog-friendly, too. Bring your four-legged companion to enjoy snacks like spinach dip hot bread and a beautiful iceberg wedge alongside carefully crafted drinks like the Botanical Seltzers, each starring a different Grey Goose Essences — Watermelon & Basil, White Peach & Rosemary, or Strawberry & Lemongrass.

A clear cocktail sits on a wooden outdoor table and is topped with a lime wedge and a bunch of mint.
A Botanical Seltzer at Mr. Digby’s
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18. The Midway

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900 Marin St
San Francisco, CA 94124

If any San Francisco spot had the energy and creativity to thrive during this era of social distancing, it would be The Midway, as its enormous space in the Dogpatch allows for tons of safe seating. DJs and artists frequently perform outdoors; grab a table and enjoy small bites with enticing, summer-friendly cocktails like the Frojito.

A light yellow frozen cocktail slushie sits in a short tumbler, garnished with a lime and herbs. To its right is a bottle of Grey Goose Essences.
The Frojito at The Midway
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19. Pacifica Brewery

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4627 CA-1
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 735-5311
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An expansive patio with salty breezes wafting through and top-notch cocktails along with namesake brews — Pacifica Brewery is worth the scenic drive to the oceanfront town of Pacifica. There’s tons of room at the well-spaced picnic tables to stake out your own party. The menu, thanks to the French-born chef-owner, is far more sophisticated than your standard beer garden, whether you’re snacking on smoked chicken liver mousse or a tarte flambee-style pizza. It’s perfect grazing fare when paired with an easy-drinking Rockaway Spritz.

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The Rockaway Spritz at Pacifica Brewery
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20. Fuego

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140 S Murphy Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
(408) 786-0434
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Fuego sports bar in Sunnyvale has plenty of comfortable patio seating and is the place to watch the game with some friends. It offers more than just wings — its Latin-leaning menu features everything from ceviche and roasted poblano hummus to Tajín shrimp. Order the Strange Rush cocktail made with Grey Goose Essences Strawberry & Lemongrass, lime juice, raspberry puree and champagne, or stop by for seven dollar Goose Thursdays.

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1. Lara's Fine Dining

1900 Esplanade Dr, Richmond, CA 94804
A light red cocktail in a stemless glass with a herb leaf tucked into the top sits on a wooden table overlooking a marina.
The Water of Life at Lara’s Fine Dining
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Waterfront dining is tailor-made for outdoor drinking, and Lara’s Fine Dining has a stellar spot in Richmond’s Marina Bay. Originally a sea captain’s house, Lara’s has no shortage of nautical charm, not to mention its wide-ranging menu and excellent craft cocktails like the aptly named Water of Life.

1900 Esplanade Dr
Richmond, CA 94804

2. Main Street Kitchen

1358 N Main St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
A yellow colored cocktail in a highball glass sits on a bar counter, topped with a lemon slice. A bottle of Grey Goose Essences is to its left.
Not Your Momma’s Sweet Tea at Main Street Kitchen
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With a greenery-filled patio and a recently expanded, generously-sized parklet, this farm-to-table bar and restaurant is one of Walnut Creek’s best destinations for an outdoor hang. Wood-fired pizzas share the menu with seasonal entrees, while the sophisticated cocktail list includes standouts like Not Your Momma’s Sweet Tea, a nuanced mix of lemon, black tea and Grey Goose Essences White Peach & Rosemary. Come for the cocktails, stay for the live music — it’s a gorgeous setting to appreciate the outdoors any time of day.

1358 N Main St
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

3. Limewood Bar and Restaurant at The Claremont Hotel

41 Tunnel Rd, Berkeley, CA 94705
A pink cocktail topped with an herb leaf and a lime wedge is sitting on a table with a beautiful verdant vista.
The Strawberry Canyon at the Limewood Bar and Restaurant
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A classic Berkeley hotel with more than a century of history, the Claremont Hotel is a truly elegant place for a meal or cocktail — particularly the terrace of Limewood Bar & Restaurant, with stunning views straight across the Bay. Sip a Strawberry Canyon alongside oysters or a Berkeley smash burger and savor your respite from the city.

41 Tunnel Rd
Berkeley, CA 94705

4. Mersea Restaurant

699 Avenue of the Palms, San Francisco, CA 94130
A masked bartender hands over a light pink cocktail garnished with a rosemary sprig laying across the top of the rim.
Bartender Santos presenting the Rosemary’s Baby cocktail at Mersea
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Looking to really get a breath of fresh air? Head out to Treasure Island for  Mersea’s killer views and tons of outdoor seating. Classy cocktails like the Rosemary’s Baby, with Grey Goose Essences White Peach & Rosemary and a fresh rosemary herb garnish are ideal for afternoon sipping, with the entire San Francisco skyline laid out in front of you. 

699 Avenue of the Palms
San Francisco, CA 94130

5. alaMar

100 Grand Ave #111, Oakland, CA 94612
A light yellow cocktail is filled with cherries and topped with a slice of watermelon on an outdoor table.
The Dear Summer cocktail at alaMar
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Chef Nelson German has won local and national accolades for his internationally-inspired, seafood-heavy fare. (Shrimp boils and braised oxtail? Don’t mind if we do.) AlaMar’s patio takes advantage of that Oakland sunshine, and makes for a perfect venue for snacking and sipping vibrant drinks like the Dear Summer.

100 Grand Ave #111
Oakland, CA 94612

6. Chubby Noodle

570 Green Street off, Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
This frozen slushie cocktail is a dark, berry pink and is garnished with a mint sprig and a strawberry half.
The Wants and Needs cocktail at Chubby Noodle
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Noodles, pork tacos, and cocktails; what’s not to love? This fusion restaurant recently expanded its outdoor seating in North Beach, so there’s plenty of room to gather for ramen and a refreshing Wants and Needs cocktail. Best yet? Their outdoor space is heated, which you’ll appreciate as the summer fog creeps in.

570 Green Street off, Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133

7. Tupelo

1337 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
A red cocktail topped with mint and ice in an outdoor parklet
A Spring Fling cocktail at Tupelo
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Bringing Southern charm and cuisine to North Beach, Tupelo is a neighborhood staple for its great drinks and live music, which it’s safely maintained throughout much of the last year. Settle in for a set with a Spring Fling cocktail and a fried chicken sandwich and you’ve got a perfect afternoon.

1337 Grant Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133

8. 620 Jones

Jones St, San Francisco, CA
A clear cocktail in a large, stemmed wine glass is sitting on an outdoor table with slices of strawberries floating in the drink.
The Strawberry Feels at 620 Jones
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The plant-filled, 8000-square foot patio at 620 Jones will make you forget that you’re just blocks from Union Square, smack in the middle of the city. With killer brunches and occasional burlesque and drag shows, 620 Jones has responsibly kept the party going in uncertain times, and provides an ideal backdrop for outdoor drinking, with summer-friendly drinks like the Strawberry Feels.

Jones St
San Francisco, CA

9. Café de la Presse

352 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108
A cocktail in a martini glass with a single, floating strawberry slice sits on a bright red outdoor table.
A cocktail at Café de la Presse
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This bistro mainstay’s lovely terrace north of Union Square is an equally good choice for a morning coffee and pain au chocolat, or drinks and nibbles on a sunny afternoon. Order an April in Paris or Bouquet de Roses, pair it with some frites, and bask in the Parisian vibes.

352 Grant Ave
San Francisco, CA 94108

10. The Royale

800 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94109
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The Green Juice cocktail at The Royale
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This Nob Hill favorite, with over a decade in business, has long been a destination for great drinks and live music, and has adapted to the times with a comfortable street front patio. It’s a lively place for a few friends to gather over Green Juice cocktails and listen to live music on Friday nights.

800 Post St
San Francisco, CA 94109

11. The San Francisco Athletic Club

1750 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94115
The Peach Fuzz cocktail is in a short glass, topped with rosemary sprigs at a bar counter, with a bottle of Grey Goose Essences beside it.
The Peach Fuzz cocktail at The San Francisco Athletic Club
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First things first: It’s not a sports club, it’s a sports bar. And this Pac Heights spot has made the most of its outdoor space with a huge tented patio, allowing them to host live comedy, trivia, game screenings, and more. Find a picnic table and join the action while enjoying a refreshing Peach Fuzz alongside well-made bar snacks.

1750 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94115

12. Noir Lounge

581 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102
The Strawberry Blonde cocktail at Noir Lounge is bright pink, and served in a stemmed wineglass with a whole strawberry on the rim.
The Strawberry Blonde at Noir Lounge
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While the elegant interior of this Hayes Valley bar is a dark, moody home for cocktails and jazz, it has made the most of its street front, too. Its sheltered, heated outdoor space is an ideal gathering place for small groups, especially on weekends, with Hayes Street closed to traffic. Order a round of Strawberry Blondes and take in the parade of people-watching.

581 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102

13. Madrone Art Bar

500 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117
A pink cocktail with whole strawberries and ice with a bright blue cocktail umbrella in an outdoor parklet.
The Herbie Hancock at Madrone Art Bar
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While Madrone’s cozy, eclectic decor and local art exhibitions have historically accounted for much of its appeal — not to mention its legendary dance parties — the bar’s community-minded spirit has translated to a charming, colorful patio that’s worth a visit in its own right. Whether you’re savoring a sunny day or stopping by for live music on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, order up a Herbie Hancock, a fruity favorite made with Grey Goose Essences Watermelon & Basil, and settle in.

500 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94117

14. Hawker Fare

680 Valencia Street Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
A pink slushee drink sits in a champagne glass with purple lighting and is topped with mint sprigs.
Watermelon Slushee at Hawker Fare
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The Mission knows Hawker Fare for its vibrant Southeast Asian cuisine, heavily inspired by the flavors of Laos and the Isaan region of northeast Thailand. Its colorful outdoor space echoes the interior’s bold style; it’s one of the most appealing destinations on Valencia Street, and its  outdoor dining has made an always-popular corner of the city even more so. With the spicy fare you’ll undoubtedly be ordering, their Watermelon Slushee is the perfect accompaniment.

680 Valencia Street Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

15. Midnight Sun

4067 18th St #2535, San Francisco, CA 94114
One white slushee cocktail and one dark red cocktail on an outdoor table
The Castropolitan and Frozen Lemonade at Midnight Sun
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Classically Castro, Midnight Sun is an iconic gay bar celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, with a dedicated following and a warm embrace of newcomers. Its current cocktails are all summer-ready: Frozen Lemonade spiked up with any of three Grey Goose Essences, Strawberry & Lemongrass, White Peach & Rosemary, and Watermelon & Basil; or the Castropolitan, starring Strawberry & Lemongrass along with hibiscus and lemon.

4067 18th St #2535
San Francisco, CA 94114

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16. The Napper Tandy

3200 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
The Watermelon Sugar, a bright pink cocktail at The Napper Tandy is served in a martini glass with a slice of watermelon on the rim
The Watermelon Sugar at The Napper Tandy
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It’s hard to deny the charm of a true Irish pub, and the Napper Tandy’s sense of warmth and hospitality extends even to its cheery outdoor parklet. Even outside the pub, you can catch a European football match or tuck into some  Irish comfort food like corned beef and cabbage or bangers and mash — alongside drinks like the beautifully colored Watermelon Sugar, starring Grey Goose Essences Watermelon & Basil.

3200 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110

17. Mr. Digby's

1199 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114
A clear cocktail sits on a wooden outdoor table and is topped with a lime wedge and a bunch of mint.
A Botanical Seltzer at Mr. Digby’s
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While the opening of this new Noe Valley spot was delayed due to the pandemic, it’s now launched in full force. Named for co-owner Mike McCaffery’s childhood dog, there’s a friendly pup theme throughout the space, and its generous outdoor patio is dog-friendly, too. Bring your four-legged companion to enjoy snacks like spinach dip hot bread and a beautiful iceberg wedge alongside carefully crafted drinks like the Botanical Seltzers, each starring a different Grey Goose Essences — Watermelon & Basil, White Peach & Rosemary, or Strawberry & Lemongrass.

1199 Church St
San Francisco, CA 94114

18. The Midway

900 Marin St, San Francisco, CA 94124
A light yellow frozen cocktail slushie sits in a short tumbler, garnished with a lime and herbs. To its right is a bottle of Grey Goose Essences.
The Frojito at The Midway
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If any San Francisco spot had the energy and creativity to thrive during this era of social distancing, it would be The Midway, as its enormous space in the Dogpatch allows for tons of safe seating. DJs and artists frequently perform outdoors; grab a table and enjoy small bites with enticing, summer-friendly cocktails like the Frojito.

900 Marin St
San Francisco, CA 94124

19. Pacifica Brewery

4627 CA-1, Pacifica, CA 94044
A light yellow cocktail in a tall glass garnished with mint and a lemon slice, sitting in a field of grass with a bottle of Grey Goose Essences beside it.
The Rockaway Spritz at Pacifica Brewery
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An expansive patio with salty breezes wafting through and top-notch cocktails along with namesake brews — Pacifica Brewery is worth the scenic drive to the oceanfront town of Pacifica. There’s tons of room at the well-spaced picnic tables to stake out your own party. The menu, thanks to the French-born chef-owner, is far more sophisticated than your standard beer garden, whether you’re snacking on smoked chicken liver mousse or a tarte flambee-style pizza. It’s perfect grazing fare when paired with an easy-drinking Rockaway Spritz.

4627 CA-1
Pacifica, CA 94044

20. Fuego

140 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
A pink cocktail sits in a tumbler glass, topped with an orange slice sits in front of multiple Grey Goose bottles.
The Strange Rush at Fuego
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Fuego sports bar in Sunnyvale has plenty of comfortable patio seating and is the place to watch the game with some friends. It offers more than just wings — its Latin-leaning menu features everything from ceviche and roasted poblano hummus to Tajín shrimp. Order the Strange Rush cocktail made with Grey Goose Essences Strawberry & Lemongrass, lime juice, raspberry puree and champagne, or stop by for seven dollar Goose Thursdays.

140 S Murphy Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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