Skip to main content
Arts & Entertainment

Eat, drink, shop & play: A guide to 25 of The Standard guides to San Francisco

Juliana Yamada, Don Feria, Benjamin Fanjoy and Marissa Leshnov for The Standard

It’s been a blast watching San Francisco wake from its pandemic slumber. Earlier this year, one reporter lamented the difficulty of finding food after 9 or 10 p.m. The result was one of our first guides, pointing party people to the best late-night eateries around the city.

Since then, San Francisco has come back to life. We spent 2022 profiling our favorite spots and mapping them out in dozens of The Standard Guides, directing readers to wine bars, independent bookstores, picnic spots, weed dispensaries and many more places to eat, drink, shop and play around the city.

Check out the list below of 25 of The Standard Guides to San Francisco for 2022—and keep an eye out for more to come in 2023.

Leo Gutierrez serves up drinks to customers at The Wooden Nickel in San Francisco on Oct. 11, 2022. | Justin Katigbak for The Standard

Happy Hours: The Standard Guide to Bar Specials in San Francisco

Anthony Vaughn, owner of Da Corner clothing store, poses for a portrait within the rows of inventory on Feb. 23, 2022. | Camille Cohen/The Standard

The Bayview: Black-Owned Businesses on Third Street in San Francisco

Balboa Theatre is one of the last independent movie theaters in San Francisco.| Liz Hafalia/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images

Movie Theaters: A Map of San Francisco’s Big Screen Cinemas

Good Good Culture Club opened in SF in February 2022. | Courtesy Patricia Chang

New Restaurants: Find All the Eateries and Bars That Opened in 2022

A scene from 1958's "Vertigo," directed by Alfred Hitchcock | Paramount Pictures/Archive Photos/Getty Images

Movie Locations: A Guide to Hollywood Directors’ Favorite Filming Locations in San Francisco

Late night dining at The Tempest in SoMa | The Pour Guys

Late Night Eats: A Map of Where To Find Restaurants Open Late in San Francisco

Library lover Jen Norris looks at the latest book offerings at the Civic Center branch of the San Francisco Public Library. | Nick Otto | Source: Nick Otto for The Standard

SF Public Libraries: See a Map of All San Francisco’s Libraries and Meet the Woman Who’s Visited Them All

Cannabis plants at the Pure Beauty growing site in Sacramento on Jan. 26, 2022 || Miguel Gutierrez Jr./CalMatters

Cannabis: A Map to All the Weed Dispensaries and Lounges in SF

Battery Bluff picnic area on April 22, 2022 | Maryann Jones Thompson/The Standard

Parks: New Places To Play Outside Around SF

A storefront of City Lights Books with a man walking by.
The City Lights Bookstore is an independent bookstore founded in 1953. | Robert Alexander via Getty Images | Source: Getty Images

Independent Bookstores: Get Lost in the Stacks in San Francisco

A retro arm-wrestling game at Musée Mécanique at Fisherman's Wharf | Scott Strazzante/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images

Indoor Play Places: Climb Walls, Solve Mysteries, Bounce Around and Have Fun in SF

Flight of Five Scoops at Hometown Creamery | Courtesy photo

Ice Cream: A Guide to All the Scoop Shops in San Francisco

Circus Bella warms up for the 2019 North Beach Festival. | Josie Norris/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images

Street Fairs: A Guide to San Francisco’s Neighborhood Festivals

A person walks on a beach towards a pier with a ship; signs warn about no lifeguards and humorously indicate animal crossings.

Swim Spots: Where To Dive In Around San Francisco

Farm Fresh: A Guide to All the Weekly Farmers’ Markets in San Francisco

People relax at San Francisco's Dolores Park during the Covid pandemic. | Ahmet Karaman/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Picnic Spots: The Standard Guide to San Francisco’s Favorite Park Hangs

Angela Duong carries her dog, Beans, at Francisco Dog Park in San Francisco. | Juliana Yamada/The Standard

Dog Parks: The Standard Guide to Offleash and Onleash Fun for Dogs in SF

Patrons browse at No Shop on Valencia Street in San Francisco. | Juliana Yamada/The Standard

Thrift Stores: The Standard Guide to Thrifting Around San Francisco

Map of the Jax vineyards at the wine bar in SoMa on Sept. 1, 2022 in San Francisco | Eloïse Kelsey for The Standard

Wine Bars: Where To Find the Best Wine Bars in San Francisco

The Ferry Building in San Francisco | Getty Images

Food Hall Reborn: The Standard Guide to the Ferry Building Marketplace

The campfire center at the Presidio Tunnel Tops | Brian Feulner for The Standard

Golden Gate National Recreation Area: A Bucket List of Experiences in San Francisco’s National Park

Trick-or-treating on 24th Street in Noe Valley in 2016 | Carlos Avila Gonzalez/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images

Trick-or-Treat: The Best Spots for Halloween Candy Hunting in SF

Pie Bakeries: The Standard Guide to the Best Slices in the Bay Area

Crissy Field and Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary | Maryann Jones Thompson/The Standard | Source: Maryann Jones Thompson/The Standard

Crissy Field: A Guide to the Best of the San Francisco’s Front Yard

Anina’s parklet on Hayes Street. | Benjamin Fanjoy/ The Standard | Source: Benjamin Fanjoy/The Standard

Bars: The Standard Guide to SF Bars You Can Actually Talk in

Xzavier Moreno and Callea Wilson work at the front desk of Plant Therapy in San Francisco. | Benjamin Fanjoy/The Standard

Plant Stores & Nurseries: A Guide for Green Thumbs Near San Francisco

The annual Union Square Ice Rink opens in San Francisco on Nov. 2, 2022. | Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Ice Skating: Find Holiday Ice Rinks Around the Bay Area

Union Square’s Christmas tree stands behind an ice skating rink filled with skaters. | Benjamin Fanjoy/The Standard
Union Square’s Christmas tree stands behind the ice skating rink. | Benjamin Fanjoy/The Standard | Source: Benjamin Fanjoy/The Standard

Holiday Lights: A Map To Find the Best Christmas Lights Displays Near San Francisco