Can one person drink at every bar in San Francisco?

Mix – Castro

Mix is like two bars in one, which suits my short attention span just fine. Inside is a typical dark neighborhood bar with an older crowd watching tv and listening to classic rock. Outside is a gorgeous patio with lots of seating and a younger crowd drinking to dance music.

The outside bar kind of looks like it belongs on a tropical beach somewhere and the vibe is casual and upbeat. One tip for weekday drinkers, make sure you get to Mix before 7:00 or after 8:00. We managed to get there in the one hour between happy hour and late night specials. My madras was quite strong though, and at least the regular prices aren’t bad.

Mix is a great place to go during nice weather. We sat on the wooden benches and enjoyed the last bit of sun, and I made friends with an adorable little dog named Sam. The back patio has heaters to keep it cozy on those beautiful days that still have an icy wind, and the trees and vines from the bar’s neighbors yards creep across the wooden fence and make for a beautiful view.

Mix – The Neighborhood Bar

4086 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 431-8616
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One response

  1. Sean C

    I have to confess I am quite the patio regular here. This is very much a neighborhood bar. With a long standing crew of familiar faces. Happy hour prices are especially great – and yes, strong. And Sylvia has got to be one of the best bartenders in the Castro, bar far.

    April 24, 2010 at 2:35 pm

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