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The Best Happy Hour and Tea in SF.

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Dining + Drinking at Yerba Buena Gardens

Head up to the terrace at YBG to discover two of San Francisco’s favorite spots to dine and unwind.



Yerba Buena Gardens is full of gems hidden in plain sight. Two spots worth discovering time and again are two of our favorites.

  1. B Restaurant + Bar
  2. Samovar Tea Lounge

They offer dramatically different, yet unique experiences to mingle, dine, drink and relax. What they share can’t be experienced anywhere else in the City.

SF skyline view with lush gardens at your feet.

Both venues open to an outdoor rooftop terrace perched atop the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and Waterfall overlooking Yerba Buena Gardens. Complete with panoramic skyline views in the heart of the City’s cultural district, these great places to eat, drink or just hang out are steps away from the only green, open space and lush gardens in downtown SF.

Two tasty options to consider.

1 | B Restaurant + Bar

B Restaurant + Bar | Yerba Buena Gardens

Come see why San Francisco voted this the best happy hour.



This unique, contemporary bar and restaurant was voted San Francisco’s best happy hour. It’s known for its seasonal cocktails, raw bar, and local ingredient menu. 

One of its signature features is a 25-foot terrazzo embedded concrete bar that spans the venue with deconstructed wine barrel stools below. B-fans give it an A-plus including:

…amazing food with great city views. Tried everything on the menu and it was all delicious.

…a great place to grab a drink.


…nice vibes and extremely friendly staff.

B Restaurant + Bar | Yerba Buena Gardens
B Restaurant + Bar is located is located in Yerba Buena Gardens at 720 Howard Street, San Francisco.

Hours
Tues thru Fri | 11:30am-9pm
Sat | Noon-9pm


2 | Samovar Tea Lounge

Samovar Tea Lounge | Yerba Buena Gardens

Chill out on the terrace at YBG with a delicious chai tea and more.



At the other end of the rooftop terrace is Samovar Tea Lounge.

If you’re hungry and looking for tea, you’ll love their selection of organic, single origin and direct import teas, chai, iced tea, and herbal blends. They also offer a great selection food, beer and wine, like Butternut Squash Dumplings, Chai Pudding, and Tea-Smoked Chicken Salad Sandwich, to name a few menu items.

There’s even tea and food pairings. One review summed up the experience:


Eclectic small dishes, unique craft cocktails and a lengthy tea list in a beautiful glass dining room surrounded by gardens. Just go.

Samovar Tea Lounge | Yerba Buena Gardens
Samovar Tea Lounge is located in Yerba Buena Gardens at at 730 Howard Street, San Francisco.

Hours
Mon thru Fri | 11am-7:30pm
Sat + Sun | 10am-8pm

Here’s to you.

Head up to the terrace level at Yerba Buena Gardens to enjoy all that we have to offer. Cheers!

About Julie McCarthy

As the Site Manager for Yerba Buena Gardens, I act as the first point of contact for park visitors, tenants, vendors and contractors. I am also involved in all aspects of the day to day operations of the park.
Connect with Julie at Yerba Buena Gardens or on LinkedIn.

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