San Francisco, CA 94105
The Cosmopolitan. It’s a cherished drink and also a lovely restaurant in SoMa. In a classy yet surprisingly casual atmosphere filled with impressive art, a gorgeous bar area and incredible cuisine, it’s no wonder that so many wander into this place off The Embarcadero after time cards have been punched for the day.
Usher the night in early when The Cosmopolitan’s happy hour program begins at 3 p.m. The $6 Cosmopolitans compete with $4 well drinks, $4 Chardonnay and $4 Cabernet, but if we can put our two cents in, we’d say that it’s sacrilegious to come here without trying a Cosmo. And if we can put five cents in, we’d recommend trying at least one of the following flavorful concoctions: the Sake Ginger Cosmo, the Sparkling Cosmo or the Raspberry Cosmo. Any of the aforementioned has strong, distinct flavors that you’ll remember on your way to work the next morning.
If you’re hungry you’ll have to wait a whole half hour later until 3:30 p.m., when favorites like the Thin Crust 7” Pizza and the House made Mini Corndogs with Ale Mustard—both $6—become available. They’re definitely worth the wait.