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Zeitgeist, San Francisco

199 Valencia Street
San Francisco , California
Tel: 415 255 7505's insider take:

The city's de facto biker bar is patronized by tattooed Mission hipsters, bicycle-riding twentysomethings, blue-collar dudes in thermal shirts, and, of course, motorcyclists, most of whom favor crotch rockets to Harleys. Though you could hang out indoors by the pool table, the long wooden trestle tables on the enormous outdoor patio are the place to sit—every underground artist comes through here sooner or later. The place gets packed on warm evenings; be prepared to squeeze in where you can. The kitchen serves tasty pub grub such as burgers and barbecued chicken, and the Bloody Marys are damn good. Note: If you don't have an ID, you won't get in, period—no matter how old you look.—Updated by John Vlahides

Open daily 9 am to 2 am.

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