10 Restaurants to Eat at During San Francisco's Pride Celebration
San Francisco's Pride celebration is "one of the last remaining Pride events that can truly be called a rite of passage" that lasts the entire month of June and culminates with the festival at Civic Center Plaza and parade down Market Street. Thirty days of Pride means 30 days of eating great food. With the help of Google Maps, We looked at all Pride celebrations and identified great places to eat near them, so you don't have to. Here's our eating guide to Pride in San Francisco.
A Castro landmark since 1968, the Sausage Factory has been delivering smiles with their authentic food. Really though, come for the name, stay for the delicious sausage pizza for more than 40 years.
Start your morning the right way at Le Marais Bakery. If you're strolling through the Castro, be sure to pop in to indulge in one of their many French pastries, from buttery croissants to scrumptious beignets.
Located on the fifth floor of the Palomar Hotel, the Dirty Habit is a surprise to everyone as the elevator doors open. It's a sultry little hideaway featuring a creative interior that will take you back to "Alice in Wonderland" with shared plates and snacks alongside creative seasonal and savory cocktails. Don't get us started on the amazing nightly soundtrack.
The world famous transgender stars - the beautiful and talented Ladies of AsiaSF - serve you superb critically acclaimed Cal Asian cuisine and perform hourly atop the red runway bar. Add in signature cocktails, a Wine Spectator Award winning wine list, and color morphing shoji screen walls and you have a feast for all your senses.
Civic Center / Hayes Valley
Chez Maman West (401 Gough St.)
In the heart of Hayes Valley, cozy, friendly, neighborhood French bistro offers home-cooked, comfort food all day just like at "mom's house.”
Absinthe Brasserie (398 Hayes St.)
Absinthe Brasserie & Bar is one of the longest-running and most convivial dining institutions in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighborhood. Located within walking distance of Civic Center and the Pride celebration and parade, the establishment features French and Northern Italian-influenced brasserie fare for lunch and dinner, plus weekend brunch. Absinthe’s lively bar offers classic and creative cocktails and late-night dining.
Embarcadero / Financial District
Inspired by the thousands of Cebicherias found throughout Peru, chef Gastón Acurio’s La Mar was created as an attempt to globalize and enshrine one of the best guarded treasures of Peruvian cuisine: cebiche. If the food isn't enough, the views of the bay from La Mar will take your breath away.
Michael Mina's newest restaurant (in partnership with Chef Ken Tominaga) brings forth a modern take on traditional Izakaya-style dining. Pabu combines rustic, old-world Japanese charm with modern, urban sophistication to create a dynamic, social dining experience.
Americano (8 Mission St.)
Situated within the Hotel Vitale, Americano's sweeping views of San Francisco Bay, a circular cocktail lounge and an outdoor patio provide the perfect setting to enjoy a handcrafted, soulful Italian menu. Its culinary style is rooted in lasting partnerships with local purveyors and seasonal flavors are showcased in every dish.
Known for their table-side guacamole, Rosa Mexicano blends the best elements of Mexican cuisine and San Francisco vibe. Menu features locally sourced ingredients and lighter, smaller plates that encourage sharing.