San Francisco has often been called Neverland when it comes to the dating scene, which means that there is a high demand for great first places. With the constant need to make a good first impression, here’s a list of the best first date spots in San Francisco—you’re welcome.


Aub Zam Zam

This Persian-themed bar in The Haight is the perfect place for a first date. The Persian-inspired murals and the intimate decor make this place cozy and romantic, giving your date a unique feel. The menu is also delightfully uncomplicated and moderately priced. We hear that the bar has some pretty cool legends to go with it, too.


Cha Cha Cha

Cuban food always has a way of spicing up a date night, and Cha Cha Cha’s Cubano offerings definitely does that and more. With many pitchers of sangria and fried plantains, this place will make you want to salsa dance into the night.


Third Rail

While a railway themed bar may seem like an unlikely spot for a first date, Third Rail will be sure to make an impression. The craft cocktails and mid-century decor and vibes are definitely sure to help things pick up steam.