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Bar Hop Like A Local in San Francisco

Skip the stuffy overpriced restaurants, and head straight for local hot spots, institutions and secret bars that only traveling like a local will uncover. Subscribe today for a free mini guide in your inbox.

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Why Virgil?

Planning your trip just got a lot easier. Rather than spending hours digging through websites and reviews, to then run into crowds and expensive tourist traps. Get the inside scoop on the best and most loved experiences by city locals themselves.

 

Virgil uses real locals to recommend and curate only the best travel experiences. With the cities you visit always changing, consider our locals the perfect experts to provide you with the most up to date information.

 

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View Some Bars That Locals Are Already Loving

San Francisco’s bars are as diverse as its population…Get to know San Francisco’s locals at their favorite hot spots

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Patrick's Pick

Tonga Room

Neighborhood - Nob Hill

Price - $$

Is it full of tourists? Yes. Is it tacky? Yes again but we love this place. Floating barge with a band and fun drinks. Trust us and come here!

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Zeitgeist

Neighborhood - Mission

Price - $

One of the best dive bars in San Francisco and is often filled with people grabbing a beer and fantastic fries. Anthony Bourdain came here so how can you not go!

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Latin American Club

Neighborhood - Mission

Price - $$

Don't let the name fool you this is no high brow place. Locals come for a "margarita" that's almost entirely full of tequila. Start your night off here for a rough morning.

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Tupelo

Neighborhood - North Beach

Price - $$

Live bands are somehow not big in San Francisco but Tupelo is a local favorite for it. Great bands and always a crowd. When you're done go next door for another band.

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After grinding it at work during COVID all I wanted was some good live music, cocktails, and fantastic food while avoiding the tourist traps. That's exactly what I got when I worked through Virgil!

Alan T.

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I always spent hours trying to figure out where I wanted to go and what I'd feel comfortable with while traveling alone. Patrick and Virgil helped me plan my perfect solo travel and met fantastic people! Definitely will be back!

Nia J.

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It can be a challenge to find what events are going on in a city while I'm traveling. Patrick sent me some fantastic small concerts and vintage fairs to check out. If you haven't used Virgil I highly recommend it!

Jared P.

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No matter what type of traveler you are, your perfect trip is only a few minutes away. Virgil offers three travel guide options for travelers to select from. Work with our trusted locals to have your perfect trip, avoid the tourist traps, and travel stress-free.

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For the no frills traveler. You are meticulous in your planning and know what you want to do and when you want to do it but also love maximizing your vacations. Ideal for short term or solo travelers on a time crunch & budget.

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$250 Min.

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