Whether you're feeling like a fresh local beer, a tasty glass of wine, a craft cocktail, or a shot of whiskey, it's all within a couple of blocks: the Divisadero strip is studded with places that have drinks very much worth drinking. Bonus: there are no major hills to climb in the midst of your bar crawling.
'western addition' on Serious Eats
The french toast at Nopa is justly famous; as much a custard as a breadstuff, loose and weeping cream as you press your fork in. The secret is a base of eggy pan de mie (soaked in lots of cream), just crisped on the edges and crowned with honey butter. This winter's version is strewn with strands of meyer lemon marmalade; syrup is optional and a little obscene. Even a half order is really more than one person can handle. Instead, go family style, and choose something savory first.
The Corner Store is perched on a rather unexpected corner as San Francisco restaurants go—tucked on Masonic Avenue off of the busy thoroughfare of Geary, it's not quite Western Addition, not quite Inner Richmond, not quite...much of anything. Bar Manager Hans Hinrichs, who most recently helmed the bars at 25 Lusk and Foreign Cinema, has concocted a menu playfully riffing on soda fountain classics.