Where to Unwind in SF Style
While most San Francisco hotels aren’t known for having major party vibes, some of them do foster a spirit that invites a good time. The option to enjoy a drink at the hotel bar is always ideal, especially when the concoctions are fresh and you’re plotting your next move for the night. A well-done hotel lounge can create impromptu dance parties. And solid in-house music can help you discover local talent that you’ve never heard of.
We dug through San Francisco hotels to uncover the best bars, lounges, and spirited spots. Here are our favorite hospitality destinations that keep the party alive in a city that seems to never stop working.
Hotel Zetta brings the party to you. S&R Lounge is a full Manhattan-style cocktail lounge right within the hotel lobby. While this Viceroy property is hip to the bone, everyone’s welcome to enjoy delicious libations in a laid back, open seating setting. This luxurious yet modern spot is for anyone who’s up for a good time.
W San Francisco
As always, the W Hotel comes very well equipped with amenities and nightlife options. The modern and creative Living Room Bar is a top spot in San Francisco’s SoMa District to gather, eat, drink, lounge, and mingle. It’s a great place to have a good time anytime–whether you’re alone in the afternoon and pick up a board game, or arrive later in the evening with friends.
Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel
The Starlight Room at the Kimpton Sir Francis Drake is where your most opulent and moody dreams come true. We’re seeing velvet, rich shades of red, and cocktails atop the 21st floor of the hotel in your future. Needless to say, you’re in for an interesting evening. If you’re around for Sunday Brunch, join in on Drag Brunch and hangout with the divas for a round of mimosas.
The Clift Hotel knows how to be dramatic, and their Redwood Room is no exception. The glamorous spot houses a warm, sultry, and velvet-clad space, complete with massive redwood paneling. The cocktail list is extensive, the clientele is intriguing. Additionally, they have top music programming to accompany you while you mingle glamorously about the room.