Twenty Five Lusk has the distinction of being located in an alley and being underground, meaning you get to go down a slightly empty-looking street and down some stairs to access this trendy bar-lounge-restaurant that put a bunch of benches in some old soot-stained smokestacks behind the downstairs bar. They’ve also got tasty cocktails and a crazy-classy menu of things like caviar, foie gras, and fried burrata (YES). Oh, and did we mention they carved doorways through what used to be four meat-smoking ovens to create an ash-walled, leather-boothed private drinking sanctuary? Because they totally did that, too.
For those days when you’ve had a little too much caviar and have been to Benu one too many times (right), Louie’s is the spot for your post-work SOMA alleyway revelry. This no-frills neighborhood pub has a solid beer list, great food, and serves both until late - fortunately, this bit of Stevenson Street is just one-block long, so you probably can’t get too lost if you find yourself here until last call.
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