The Hideout at Dalva

Walk past the bar tables, the jukebox and the bathrooms of this Mission dive to enter one of San Francisco's best bars. (It's been discovered, but that doesn't mean you can't find a table.) Some serious bar talent hides out here, evidenced in the balance and creativity of the cocktails. A recent favorite was the Gin & Celery, which framed the spirit's aromatic flourish in lemon juice and celery-seed bitters.