There’s something special about local, corner bars. I’m not sure why that fact that they are situated on a corner makes them feel cooler – but the Sycamore in the Mission definitely has that cozy, neighborhood feel. The Sycamore is a great gastropub that seves awesome food and some good brews to wash it down with.
Come in a grab a beer at Happy Hour and get $1 off all drafts. They only serve beer and wine – but they have quite a selection. If you are really dying for something harder, you may be able to score a baby bottle of Underberg. The patio is a perfect place to hang out on a warm night, or nestle yourself into a sofa when it is too cold to go outside. The red and black interior has a kinda rocker feel to it, and you can find some good jams on the jukebox and play boardgames.
I like to get the mix-n-match sliders for $3.50 a pop, and you can add fries or a salad for just $1. For brunch, the Pork Belly Donuts are all the rage, battered in a Maker’s Mark maple glaze. They also serve bottomless mimosas for $12 on Saturdays and Sundays. Once you drop in, you won’t want to leave until they close!
2140 Mission (between 17th & 18th)
Open daily from 11:30-Midnight.
Kitchen hours: 11:30-10pm M-Th., 11:30-Midnight F-Sat
Happy Hour: 4pm – 7pm – dollar off drafts