With this beautiful weather, we are declaring rooftops season open in San Francisco! Here is our selection of the best places with a view, cocktails, tapas, or a full menu; at the time of the aperitif, the dinner, or for the weekend brunch. We’ve sorted them out by neighborhood in San Francisco and we even found one in Marin County!
—————– MISSION DISTRICT
El Techo de Lolinda – 5th floor
Delicious Margaritas, Latin America Street Food & expansive city views
Translated as “the roof of Lolinda” (their sister restaurant), El Techo is without any doubt one of the most popular rooftops in San Francisco. With stunning views, affordable drinks & delicious street food, El Techo is so well equipped that it remains open whether it rains or shines. Don’t miss their Happy Hours (Monday to Friday from 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm). If you are a fan of Margaritas you will love their pitcher offer, with some Guacamole or pollo frito or visit for a brunch during the weekend.
Hours: Monday – Thursday 4-10pm / Friday 4-11pm / Saturday 11am-11pm / Sunday 11am-10pm
Address: 2516 Mission St San Francisco, CA 94110
Rooftop 25 – 3rd floor
Casual vibe & delicious wood-fired handcrafted pizzas
Rooftop 25 is a lovely & spacious rooftop bar with stunning downtown views, a casual setting & upbeat music. You must go for their delicious wood-fired handcrafted pizzas or their artisanal hot dogs & burgers and of course their wine, beers, and cocktails selection.
Hours: Tue – Wed 3:00pm–8:00pm / Thur 3:00pm–9:00pm /Fri – Sat Noon–10:00pm / Sun – Mon Closed
Address: 25 Lusk Street San Francisco – Located off Townsend Street – Between 3rd & 4th Street
Dirty Habit – 5th floor
The Intimate hideaway with exotic cocktails
This chic rooftop is located on the fifth floor of the Hotel Zelos and offers a spacious and fully heated patio with a vibrant atmosphere. They have a creative menu with seasonal, modern & classic cocktails & gourmet bites are prepared by Chef Thomas Weibull.
Hours: Monday – Saturday 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Address: 12 Fourth St., San Francisco
—————– SOUTH BEACH
Rooftop at Via – 12th floor
Exclusive, chic & Comfortable
This chic & comfortable rooftop is part of the VIA Hotel and only accessible if you book a room or host an event. But the good news is being a group of six people is considered as an event.
Book your private cabana for 6 and enjoy fantastic cocktails while watching spectacular views of Oracle Park, East Bay, the Oakland Bay Bridge, and the San Francisco skyline.
Hours: Open daily from 4 p.m. until 12 a.m.
Address: 138 King St, San Francisco
—————– CIVIC CENTER
Charmaine Rooftop Bar & Lounge – 2nd floor
California Vibes & European Chic
Perched on top of the Proper Hotel, Charmaine offers stylish decor and stunning views of the city. An ideal place to relax and enjoy a drink, dinner, or brunch after a shopping day on Market street. Bonus point, all their tables include a fire pit to keep you warm.
Hours: open at 4.00 pm – Brunch : Sat & Sun: 8 am – 2 pm
Address: 1100 Market Street, San Francisco – Valet parking is available.
8,000 sq. foot patio & a horticultural gem in heart of San Francisco.
Nestled on top of the historic 1929 Gaylord Hotel, Jones is a very spacious rooftop terrace with craft cocktails and delicious food. Don’t miss their ultimate SF Drag Brunch experience, from 11 am – 3:30 pm- Starting Sunday, May 2nd, 2021, and their brand new Burlesque show starting on May 20th. Click here.
Hours: Mon. Closed – Tues. – Wed. 4 pm-10 pm – Thurs. 4 pm-11 pm – Sat. 11 am-10 pm – Sun. 11 am – 4 pm
Address: 620 Jones Street – San Francisco
—————– MARIN COUNTY
RH Rooftop restaurant resides on the third floor of the famous interior design store Restoration Hardware in Marin County. Located above the 60,000 square-foot design gallery and set in a skylit garden amidst fountains and olive trees, you can enjoy a classic menu for brunch and dinner, with a list of artisanal wines and craft beers.
Hours: Monday – Sunday 10 am – 9 pm
Address: 1750 Redwood Highway – Corte Madera, CA