Much as we can’t wait to share the excitement of the BASiS conference with you, we know after the conference wraps up on August 17th, you may want to continue discussing ideas with new product connections at one of the City By the Bay’s best bars. And luckily for us, the venue is right in the middle of some unforgettable spots:



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This Mission St cocktail bar features the usual standbys – generous seating, enough space to spread out – but it really shines with its literature theme. The walls are covered in books arranged by color, and patrons can be seen sipping a Curious George (made with banana infused rum) or a Jay Gatsby (bourbon with a splash of amaretto). If your group is coming with an appetite, they also offer satisfying bar bites.


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This spot at 5th and Natoma proudly calls itself the ‘cheapest bar in the city’, and with an offer like a beer and a shot for only $5, it earns it! It’s a dive bar without the creep factor, and a true local favorite. Perhaps the biggest highlight is the ability to stop by nearby Box Kitchen on your way and bring chicken and waffles into the bar.

Local Edition

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Located on 3rd and Market, this chic favorite feels like a world away from the madness of San Francisco’s main street. The cocktail bar is set up in a genuine former newspaper printing room, and has a 1950’s decor (including vintage typewriters) and a unique cocktail list that can’t be beat. While it can get busy at night, they take reservations.

Mikkeller Bar

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If you’re looking for a unique beer-tasting experience, this bar at 5th and Market where you should head. Mikkeller offers 42 US and European brews on tap, including 10 of Mikkeller’s own blends. Cask-conditioned ales are also available, as well as hearty snacks to share.


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For wine lovers of all stripes, this bar at 7th and Folsom is a can’t-miss. Knowledgeable staff serve up standard and unconventional wines from France, Italy, and California. If you feel a little overwhelmed by options, it’s not a problem – just describe what flavors you like, and let the staff pick the perfect glass (or bottle!).

So now that you know what your after-BASiS plans are, it’s time to reserve your spot and prepare for the most one-of-a-kind product management conference this year.