Quench Your Thirst: Where To Grab A Refreshing Drink In SF

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This year’s heat is a bit more than what we usually expect in the Bay Area. It started heating up in February for goodness sake! When you’re in the city and the heat just becomes a bit much, check out these local hot spots to grab a cold refreshing drink.

1. Plentea

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Located in the heart of FiDi, Plentea is known for an amazing selection of fruity and sweet flavors mixed with various boba teas that can be customized to your liking. Our favorite has to be Avocado Milk, don’t knock it ‘til you try it! Their iconic 1950’s inspired milk jars not only give the shop an edge but it also gives you 10% discount when you bring it back to the store. And yes, you get to keep the jars. // Avocado Milk, $4.95, 341 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94108  

2. Boba Guys

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If you’re not really fond of fruity drinks and want to go for the savory classic teas–Boba Guys might be the right pick for you. They use premium teas (all imported from pesticide-free farms in Taiwan) and have special tea menus on the side. They make sure you get your drink the way you like it or they will remake it for no added cost. You get to pick the toppings, milk, and sweetness level–so much control. // Classic Milk Tea, $4.50, 429 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108

3. David’s Tea

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Not for the faint of heart, David’s Tea has over 100 tea flavors varying in different seasons, emotions, varying events, and much more. Don’t fret if you’re overwhelmed by all the choices, the staff are knowledgeable of all the tea families. If not, you can always give the tea’s a quick sniff to judge what you like before steeping. // Alpine Punch, $8.98, 2123 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109

4. Juice Shop

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When you find yourself enjoying a hot sunny day in Hayes Valley (who wouldn’t?!) head over to the Juice Shop and get yourself a bottle of freshly cold-pressed juice. Their juices and elixirs are a sure-fire way to rid yourself of any impurities or alcohol the night before, within a pinch, you’ll start feeling 100% again. They do have a smaller selection on the menu but the taste of organic fruits grown in local farms is well worth it. // Beta Beet, $9.00, 432 Octavia St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Next time the sun decides to shed some of its warm rays on the city, go ahead and take the time to visit these popular watering holes. We’re not sorry if you become a regular on the up and up.


Written by Myles Penaflor, Myles is a SF lifestyle image maker and writer. Images sourced from the various yelp reviews of the respective businesses, hero shot by Eat It Kansas City. More bay bites to be had and shared here. Need more SF recommendations? We know the Best of SF.

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