UPDATE, 3:09PM: The fog has returned, at least to The Sunset.
It’s been a long, cold
winter summer/Fogust in San Francisco, but PSA: THE SUN IS OUT! Being Friday afternoon, we encourage you to leave your desk right now and join fellow sun worshippers at Dolores Park. Even if it’s just for a few fleeting moments.
In case you’re on of the seemingly few San Franciscans not making the annual pilgrimage to Black Rock City for Burning Man, here’s the #SFGuide Weekend Guide:
Friday, August 26th:
SF’S BIGGEST FOOD FESTIVAL → The eighth annual Eat Drink SF festival kicks off tonight at the Fort Mason Center. The premier food, wine, and spirits festival presented by the Golden Gate Restaurant Association celebrates the Bay Area’s world-class chefs and restaurants through four days of curated events and elevated culinary programming for tastemakers and food and drink enthusiasts alike. Throughout the weekend, more than 160 restaurants participate and guests will enjoy bites as well as unlimited pours of beverages from more than 70 bars, distilleries, breweries, and wineries. This year, Eat Drink SF has addded a special Grand Tasting on Sunday to celebrate the Golden Gate Restaurant Association’s 80th anniversary and honor legacy restaurants in the Bay Area.
Eat Drink SF // 2 Marina Street, San Francisco, CA 94123 // Friday, Saturday & Sunday // Tickets: $119–209
TEE OFF → The recently opened Pier 70 Putt Putt is the West Coast’s largest indoor miniature golf course, with a whopping 60,000 square feet! This all-ages miniature golf course was fabricated in collaboration with local artists, venues, and partners. The 18 hole course is a one-of-a-kind experience that highlights the history of San Francisco, and the Pier 70 community. Food concessions by Madam Zola’s Café and full bar by Pier 70 Partners.
Pier 70 Putt Putt // 420 22nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 // Friday: 4:00PM–12:00AM, Saturday: 2:00PM–12:00AM, Sunday: 12:00–10:00PM // Admission: Ages 6–12: $7, Ages 13+: $15
FIND YOUR SAVIOR → Muttville, the senior dog rescue organization, is making adoptions FREE to qualified adopters throughout the entire month of August. Join Muttville on Rescue Row Friday night for the Beer and a Buddy “yappy hour” event from 6:00 to 8:00PM. Give a senior dog a home. You’ll end up asking yourself the famous question: “Who saved who?”
Muttville // 255 Alabama Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 // Friday: 6:00–8:00PM, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00–4:00PM
Saturday, August 27th:
X MARKS THE SPOT → Treasure Island Flea is a unique outdoor market that offers great shopping with over 400 curated vendors selling antiques, collectibles, vintage clothing, items created by indie designers, and work by local artists. The Treasure Island Flea Bar will be serving local brews, wines, and spirits, and will feature 25 of the Bay Area’s top-rated food trucks.
Treasure Island Flea // Avenue of the Palms Great Lawn, San Francisco, CA 94130 // Saturday & Sunday: 10:00AM–4:00PM // Admission: $3
BREWS AND BOOZE → With so many wine tastings and pairings, it’s about time for San Francisco to have another beer festival. The Fifth Annual Bay Area Brew Festival follows last year’s sold out event and promises to be even bigger and better. The event will feature dozens of international and domestic beers, San Francisco’s best food trucks (food sold separately) and will take place at Pier 35. The event features two sessions, with general admission costing $45 and $60 for VIP. Both include unlimited beer, with VIP admission including an added hour with specialty beers.
Bay Area Brew Festival // Pier 34 – 1454 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133 // 12:00–8:00PM // Tickets: $45–60
COUNTY FAIR, SILICON VALLEY STYLE Facebook’s weekly Farmers Market is taking a “County Fair” twist this weekend. The Facebook County Fair will feature 10 amusement rides, 10 carnival games, plenty of specialty foods, farm animals, live bands, and other family-friendly entertainment. Space is limited, so tickets must be presented for entrance. All proceeds from rides and games will benefit local non-profits. “Farm to Cup” cocktails will be available for purchase, in addition to domestic and craft beer and wine.
Facebook County Fair // 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025 // 2:30–7:00PM // RSVP on Eventbrite
Sunday, August 28th:
OYSTERS + SILENT AUCTION → OysterFest is something we look forward to all year long. Both Waterbar and EPIC Steak’s patios are taken over by local restaurants and wine vendors from all over the Bay Area and Napa Valley — not to mention the oyster shucking contest, the Grand Shellfish Platter contest, the Hot Sauce competition, the music, and an overall great time. What started as a great get together to benefit the local chapter of the Surfrider Foundation has turned into the best and final party of the summer season in San Francisco. Last year the weather was perfect, the band was jamming, and the oysters were perfection. Tickets for Waterbar’s sold out eighth annual OysterFest can be found on Craigslist.
Waterbar // 399 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105 // 12:00–3:00PM // Tickets: $75