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Smokestack

Smokestack is the little sister of Magnolia Gastropub and Brewery. While Magnolia is known for their beers in the Haight, Smokestack offers beer AND amazing BBQ.

Located in the Dogpatch, Smokestack has a similar vibe and design of Magnolia, but with less people. There are more food options here than at Magnolia, with a large selection of BBQ items as well as other bar food. Both bars also have an absurd amount of classy liquors, with a whole side of the menu dedicated to top-shelf bourbon, rum, tequila, mezcal, vodka, rye, gin, and cocktails. Name a type of drink, and they’ll probably have it!

Everyday, Smokestack has a Daily Special, from Brisket to Jerk Spiced Chicken Wings. Wednesdays are Dollar Rib Days – which are juicy, tender, and flavorful, and can come with various sides such as Potato Salad, Baked Mac & Cheese, Cole Slaw, and other classic BBQ dishes. The ribs are marinated in a spicy sauce, and tear off the bone smoothly when eaten. Other meat dishes can be ordered, and the sides are always available to go with the meal.

While both Smokestack and Magnolia Brewing are visited often for their large selection of liquors and beers, it’s worth it to make the trek to the Dogpatch to enjoy a beer and BBQ without the packed spaces of the Magnolia Haight St. location!

2505 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94107

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Lardo

Lardo offers exactly what you think it would offer… juicy, heavy foods. Keeping up with their slogan “Bringing Fatback,” Lardo serves sandwiches, fries, and other greasy foods that give Portlanders the opportunity to “Pig Out.” Lardo’s pride is their flavorful, stuffed sandwiches – which they… Read More

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Rachel’s Ginger Beer

Rachel’s Ginger Beer, or RGB, located right above Pike Place Market in Seattle, is heaven for all Moscow Mule and Ginger Beer lovers. RGB offers a variety of fruity Ginger Beer flavors, such as White Peach, Blueberry, Blood Orange, and Hibiscus, which can be ordered… Read More

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Hops & Hominy

Tucked into a hidden alley by Sutter and Post near Union Square, Hops & Hominy, while $$, is one of the best stops for dinner/small plates and drinks that I’ve had so far in the city. The cuisine is Southern style, but classy – cheese… Read More

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Homeroom

Homeroom – because what’s better than a restaurant dedicated to gourmet Mac & Cheese?! Nothing. Located in Oakland on 40th Street, Homeroom and Homeroom-To-Go are known for their giant portions of cheesy goodness, ranging from Classic Mac & Cheese to Gilroy Garlic Mac & Cheese,… Read More

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Local Union 271

Local Union 271, located on the bustling street of University Ave in Downtown Palo Alto, is a hip and rustic eatery that prides itself in its ‘farm to table’ ingredients. The restaurant, which serves breakfast/brunch, lunch, dinner, and drinks, is inviting and airy, with massive… Read More

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Contigo

Wanting to reminisce about our year studying abroad in Europe, my friend Lindy suggested we meet at Contigo, a small tapas bar in Noe Valley. The restaurant was rather narrow, with their kitchen in the midst of the patrons, but the all-wood interior was smooth… Read More