San Francisco is unequivocally one of the best food scenes in the world. It is situated at the perfect confluence of West Coast ingenuity, as well as the constant influence of Asia and Latin America that defines the city. With this very exciting and innovative food scene, it’s no surprise that new bars and restaurants are always cropping up that seem to keep further reinforcing the city’s culinary excellence. Here’s a list of all the best new bars and restaurants that 2017 has to offer the city of San Francisco.

Alba Ray’s

This cajun/ creole restaurant in the heart of the Mission District opened in January, and it will transport you directly to NOLA’s infamous French Quarter. Their extensive cocktail list features such New Orleans classics as a Sazerac, hurricane, Ramos gin fizz, Bywater, French 75, and even a daiquiri.

Fermentation Lab

While you may roll your eyes at another gastropub, Fermentation Lab offers up a unique and extensive offering of 24 California brews on tap.


This SoMa taproom is pleasantly unlike most other brewpubs in the city as it’s cool, dark leather, and wood panelling resembles a more urbane cocktail lounge than gastropub.


A lot of times the Outer Sunset gets written off as a quiet neighborhood with little going for it and Outbound vehemently tries to disprove this by making it a drink destination for all San Franciscans.