Off The Menu: The Snug—The Coziest Bar on Fillmore

Off The Menu: The Snug—The Coziest Bar on Fillmore

A good pub in the fall is a respite like no other. The Snug on Fillmore Street opens its doors this month, providing all the cozy comfort food and cocktails to warm up Pacific Heights.

With sustainability and originality in mind, the creators of The Snug have curated a menu that is both familiar and intriguing. Think: pork trotter hot dogs with cucumber, perilla, and mustard; a musubi lettuce wrap with house-made spam; and Korean fried chicken wings. We can confirm you need all of the above in your life ASAP. And as for the drinks? They’re offering modern renditions of classics like whiskey sours and Manhattans.

Personally, we think their cocktail menu will have you double-fisting until last call (seriously, don’t ask us to choose between the Yellow Rose and Prickly Pair—it’s just too damn difficult.) Plus, you’ll be straight sipping from metal straws every time you order a cocktail; this bar affords you the opportunity to get your drink on while also being environmentally responsible. It’s love, guys.

 The view from their top lounge, photo by Isabella Welch

The view from their top lounge, photo by Isabella Welch

If you’re more of the straightforward drinker, don’t fret. The Snug has a rotating selection of beers and ciders on 14 taps, along with real ale from a cask engine and an array of bottled beers as well. Draft beers pull primarily from local breweries. Sounds like they’ve covered all bases, right?

Equally as important as the menu, however, is the atmosphere. If the name didn’t tip you off, we’ll fill you in: The Snug’s aesthetic is like a stylish, yet comfortable living room. Various nooks to hide away in also offer some privacy from the buzz of the bar area. In fact, the word “snug” refers to separate little rooms popular in old Irish pubs. Looks like tradition meets the San Francisco lifestyle with this new watering hole.

// At opening, The Snug’s hours will be 4pm to 12am Sunday through Thursday and 4pm to 2am on Fridays and Saturdays, with plans to eventually add a brunch program and outdoor seating; www.thesnugsf.com, 2301 Fillmore Street, Pacific Heights.



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