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30 Reasons to Throw Your BFF a Bachelorette Party in San Francisco

Just like an everything bagel, the Bay Area has an endless array of flavors. If you can't decide where to throw your bestie her last fling before the ring here are 30 spots to convince you that throwing a bachelorette party in San Francisco is the right choice. 

Venue: Hotel Zeppelin | Photo: Bea Torres
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Pacific Heights: Sit at the Chef's Table at Octavialearn more

You talk a big foodie game, so your friends are expecting you to plan one heckuva dining experience. Knock it out of the park by booking The Chef's Table for 12 at Octavia. This prized table gets one seating per night with a food and bev minimum of $1200. Get a close-up look at a working kitchen in action. Inside tip: Start your dinner party with a round of oysters. Awww, shucks. 
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Russian Hill: Be a Tourist on Lombard Street

Russian Hill, San Francisco, California
We know, we know. It's popular to be an anti-tourist these days. But doesn't that kinda almost make being a tourist cool again? We think so. A stop at the famous Lombard Street is a must for you and your ladies. Whip out your sightseeing map, break in the walking shoes and head to “the crookedest street in the world.” #InstagramMoment for certain. 
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Mission District: Shop at The Human Condition

Mission District, San Francisco, California
Good taste. They say you’re either born with it or you’re not. This is the precise reasons that stores like The Human Condition exist. They take the 'in' out of indecisive so you can feel certain that anything you pluck from the perfectly curated shelves is a good decision. There is only so much shopping remorse your bank account can handle after all.  
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Mission District: Get Cuban Croquetas at Media Noche

Mission District, San Francisco, California
How cute is this new a fast-casual cuban counter in the heart of SF's mission district that just opened in March 2017? Tropical vibes with patterned cement tiles will make a stop at Media Noche worthwhile. This quick spot offers up counter service so you your lady friends can grab a bite to eat while roaming around the mission district neighborhood. Must Try: The Sangria and croquetas
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Financial District: Stay at a Members-Only Hotellearn more

Members-only you say? How can I stay here you say? Not to worry dahhhling, those of us who are out-of-towners or who don't possess the pass to party at this private social club can still experience it's beauty (just make sure to register as a guest prior to booking your reservation). Located in the historic Jackson Square, The Battery is the kind of place where you and your gals need to order a martini (extra dirty). Check INN to this chic and sexy stay. 
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Financial District: Get Shucked at Leo's Oyster Bar

Financial District, San Francisco, California
The golden era was a time of romance. Ken Fulk, the designer behind Leo's Oyster Bar is serving up those feelings of yesteryear with this patterned, fern-filled masterpiece. Toast to the girls with vintage champagne, caviar and raw oysters. In the mood for a more private setting so you can swap embarrassing stories from that time when you all went to Cabo for spring break? Host a private lunch in the sun-drenched 'Tiki Lounge' or dinner in the retro-glam 'Hideaway' venue space. 
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Financial District: Challenge Your Crew to Chess at The Sequoia

Financial District, San Francisco, California
Feed your foodie soul with a visit to Chef Tyler Florence’s new lounge in The Wayfare, The Sequoia. This cocktail and reception bar also has a chic lounge that doubles as a private event space set on the fourth-floor above Wayfare Tavern. This historic spot was designed by local SF designer (and our secret dream bestie), Ken Fulk. Make a reservation and grab a seat at a table made of backgammon and chess boards. Inside tip: This spot is right next to Leo's Oyster Bar – seriously, they share a wall!
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Financial District: Eat Breakfast in Bedlearn more

What's cooler than the cucumber masks you and your besties will be slathering on during your stay here? Breakfast in bed. Rise and shine ladies, your order of morning mimosas, coffee and moons over my hammy has arrived. Loews Regency has comfy beds and boasts the highest outdoor event location in the city with panoramic views of San Francisco. 
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Union Square: Have a Slumber Party at Hotel Zeppelin

Union Square, San Francisco, California
Hotel Zeppelin is set in historic downtown San Francisco walking distance from renowned Union Square.This playful retreat celebrates the bold bohemian past of the city and celebrates it's famed rule-breaking poets, authors and musicians. Inside Tip: Have a spin-off contest with your gals. Each room comes with vintage turntables. 
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Tenderloin: Relax in This Urban Bathhouse With Your Babes

Tenderloin, San Francisco, California
Blame it on that second glass of wine. The cocktail you had after. Or on your friends for their bad summer booze habits. Get a move on and detox with a trip to the spa. Because green tea and cucumber masks won’t give you a hangover. Onsen SF  is an urban bathhouse so you can relax with your ladies. Inside tip: You can make reservations for the 13 person communal bath followed by spa-licious bites in the new private dining room. 

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Tenderloin: Stay at This Boutique Motor Lodge

Tenderloin, San Francisco, California
Do your friends a solid and book rooms at Phoenix Hotel in the Tenderloin neighborhood. One part mid-century mixed with chic motor lodge vibes. Your inner fangirl will freak out while snoozing in the same spot that was once the crash pad for world-renowned bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, and The Killers. Rock and roll. 
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SoMA: Eat at Lord Stanleylearn more

There are scads of amazing restaurants in the city. How will you ever choose just one? Lord Stanley is here to save the day. The vibe is simple, airy and relaxed with Instagram-worthy decor and a delightful wine list. Don't let the chic, minimalistic decor fool you though. Lord Stanley is the fine recipient of one Michelin Star* and was voted the #3 best new restaurant in America by Bon Appétit. 
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SoMA: Visit San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

SoMA, San Francisco, California
Sightsee your way to SFMOMA, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art for a dose of culture. Feed your gypsy soul with a dose of culture as you oohhh and ahhhh over installations aplenty.

SoMA: Try the Classic Tavern Experience at the Keystone

SoMA, San Francisco, California
This social house and kitchen has been reborn with a nod to the classic American Tavern. The building has been on the block since 1913 with vintage octagonal tiles, splashes of copper and historic details. Grab your gaggle of gals and park yourselves at the bar or one of the long feasting tables. This spot is ideal for group brunching, lunching or dinner. With a large selection of hyper-local craft beers, a stop here will be pitcher perfect. 
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SoMA: Grab Drinks at This Popular Cocktail Barlearn more

With a selection of 300+ spirits, wines by the glass, beers on tap, beers by­-the­-bottle and non-­alcoholic selections Forgery will be perfect for the pickiest of drinkers. With past lives as a printing press and a glass blowing studio, it is breathing new life as one of San Francisco’s hottest new cocktail bars in the up­-and-­coming mid­-Market corridor. Inside Tip: Order the charcuterie board with a side of pickled HOT peppers and 'Forgery Punch Bowl' to share. 
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Presidio: Get Sandwiches at Blue Barn & Picnic at Crissy Field

Presidio, San Francisco, California
Life’s a picnic. Well, sometimes. Finding a great spot to plop down your basket isn’t always as easy as it looks on Instagram. Here's an idea. Pack a perfect picnic lunch (grab sandwiches and salad from Blue Barn) then head to Crissy Field for a dose of gorgeous scenery with beautiful views of the bridge. 
 
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Presidio: Take Your Love of Mickey Mouse to the Next Levellearn more

Hey Mickey you so fine, you so fine you blow my mind. Instagram feeds are filled with photos of Disneyland, but what about the magic behind the man who made it all happen? Take your love fest to the next level and find out where it all began. Housed in a restored 1890s army barracks, the Museum tells the story of Walt Disney—the man, the myth, the legend. The breathtaking backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge, makes this unique venue extra special.   
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Noe Valley: Feast on Shared Plates

Noe Valley, San Francisco, California
Sharing is caring at Uma Casa whose menus are just the right amount of out-of-the-ordinary. Winos, we're talking to you: Fortified wine cocktails, an extensive Portuguese wine list and a delectable raw bar to balance it all out. Order one of everything on the menu and pass 'em around! Inside tip: For parties of 8 and above, the private dining room is available with custom menus starting at $45 per person.
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Bernal Hill: Host a Pop-Up Dinner Party Overlooking the City

Bernal Hill, San Francisco, California
Wouldn't it be fun to surprise your friends with a pop-up dinner party? First things first, make sure you get a permit before setting up shop or take a queue from blogger Jordan Ferney of Oh Happy Day who is a pop-up-pro. After hosting multiple dinners in SF, Jordan called the city and found that for parties under 30 people she didn’t need a permit to host a lovely evening on Bernal Hill,  a picturesque setting with glorious views of the entire city. If you decide to host a party elsewhere, no biggie. Just contact the city and nab a permit. 
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Dogpatch: Get Custom Bestie Shoes Made

Dogpatch, San Francisco, California
What's better than a best friend necklace? Matching custom shoes for you and your BFF's. Support the five lady bosses behind Bryr Studio, who craft each pair of made-to-order clogs in their San Francisco workshop. You and your friends are sole-mates after all. 
 
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Mission Bay: Eat, Drink & Lounge the Night Away

Mission Bay, San Francisco, California
We all know that a little gin will make you grin. Visit 25 Lusk, a historic brick and timber warehouse designed by award winning architect Cass Calder Smith. Inside tip: President Barack Obama sat down for a three hour dinner in 2016. 
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Nob Hill: Have Afternoon Tea & Champagne at The Fairmont

Nob Hill, San Francisco, California
This is not your average par-tea. The grandeur of this legendary and luxury hotel atop Nob Hill will transport you to another time. Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont has been a tradition since it's grand opening in 1907. Put on your best floral dresses and partake in a fully loaded feast of dainty scones, pastries and tea sandwiches served up on a pretty plates of tiered china. Now to decide, Earl Grey or Egyptian Chamomile. Which way will you sway?
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NOPA: Weekend Brunch at Nopa

NOPA, San Francisco, California
But first, brunch. The weekend's most important meal has to be spot on. That's why weekend mornings at Nopa are an absolute must. Try washing down the the blueberry jam brioche doughnut with a cup of counter culture coffee. If you are in the mood for boozy brunch with a lil' buzz, then give the Toast & Jam cocktail with Amontillado Sherry, Apricot Liqueur a whirl. Ohhh Sunday, how we love you. No champagne, no gain. 
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Hayes Valley: Sip Alcoholic Punch on The Patio

Hayes Valley, San Francisco, California
Fact: We all go gaga for a good piece of cheezy pizza on a patio. SF doesn't have a ton of large outdoor seating spots, so hellooo to Anina! This refreshing new spot offers spiked shareable punch bowls. Sip your cocktails with a shot of scenery. 
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Day Trip to This Gas Station Turned Winerylearn more

Ready to rev your boozing engines? Take a quick little day trip to wine country. You may have heard cool things about this vintage service station turned winery but we have a secret to share (shhhh!) In addition to this being one of the coolest concepts ever, you can book the backroom for a private tasting party. At $25 per person, you will spend less than you do filling your tank up with gas. 
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Inner Richmond: Have a Bubbly Brunch Surrounded THIS Cool Wallpaper

Inner Richmond, San Francisco, California
Sometimes finding good Italian food can feel as difficult as scoring an awesome piece of vintage furniture. Fiorella is not only a delish neighborhood Italian joint but also has the coolest wallpaper you will ever see. Instagram-mimosa-backdrop-moment. Inside Tip: You can host a garden party in their greenery filled patio. 
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Explore the Largest Chinatown Outside of Asia

Chinatown, San Francisco, California
They say that you learn something new every day. Did you know that San Francisco Chinatown is the largest Chinatown outside of Asia as well as the oldest Chinatown in North America? Indulge yourselves in the history, street food, souvenirs and cultural chaos of the streets. It’s no surprise that this ranks as one of the top visited spots in the city. Inside tip: Make reservations at Michelin Starred restaurant, Mr. Jius's.
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Have A #WillyWonka Chocolate Factory Moment

San Francisco, California
What's a bachelorette bash without a Willy Wonka moment? Oompa loompa your way to Dandelion, one of the best small-batch chocolate creators in the city. You can chat with a real life chocolate maker (sign us up for that career please) or sit at the tasting bar and sample chocolates. Inside Tip: Dandelion is open late so feel free to pop in for a late night dessert date!
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Get Schooled on Wine & Cheeselearn more

Imagine a school with the philosophy “eating is learning.” It's real and in the heart of SF where your girl gang will learn everything you've ever wondered about cheese from perfect palette pairings to how it's made. Of course, the vino will be on hand so you can wash down the most pleasant parmesan to ever to grace your taste buds. Inside tip: The chef designs custom menus around the finest hand-crafted cheeses and exceptional local meat and produce. 
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