In San Francisco, great wine bars and seafood restaurants are a dime a dozen. With so many options it can be overwhelming to find somewhere that offers quality seafood and drinks at great prices. While one might go looking at Fisherman’s Wharf or along the Embarcadero, a detour to SoMa will lead you to one of the city’s undeniable favorites for an oyster and wine Happy Hour, Anchor & Hope.
Tucked away on Minna street, Anchor & Hope is one of San Francisco’s preeminent seafood and wine venues. Originally built as a horse stable in the early 20th Century before being converted into its current iteration, the restaurant’s environment does not pose the threat of fish net drapery, or wooden sailor statue kitschiness that often plagues seafood establishments. The building perfectly melds its historical roots with sleek and inviting interior design to create an inviting and cool ambience.
One of Anchor & Hope’s biggest draws is its famous Happy Hour. If one were to swing by weekday afternoons, you’d be sure to see the restaurant crowded with tech workers and art students taking full advantage of the chef’s selection of $1 oysters and a range of Spanish, French, and New Zealand wines for $6.
Whether it be the wine, the seafood, or both that draw you to Anchor & Hope it is definitely well worth the trek of the less beaten path. For tourists and locals alike Anchor & Hope is certainly an unbeatable spot in the San Francisco food and drink scene.