San Francisco

Tunnel Top


601 Bush St.,
San Francisco,
United States,

This Nob Hill bar channels a relaxed, dive-y vibe, thanks to its modest, pub-like exterior, and location smack-dab next to the Stockton Street Tunnel. A diverse, after-work crowd gossips on couches or at the communal table in the upstairs loft, sipping $5 gin and tonics, and other single-digit-priced cocktails. As evening turns to night, however, the party starts. Get upstairs to people watch, admire the bar's impressive wine-bottle chandelier, or simply stake out your spot: Once the DJ finds his groove, this becomes the bar's ersatz dance floor. Make sure you stop at the ATM outside the entrance since this is a cash-only venue.