San Francisco is known for its epic food and beverage scene. It seems like there is a new restaurant, bar, or cafe opening up every week. I find myself keeping a running list of all the “hot spots” I want to check out next. I recently Ubered on over to the Mission to check out The Den. The Den is a 15-person bar that is owned by, and literally attached to, the WesBurger. They are known for their homemade punches ad late night food menu all encompassed in an extremely small space. I’m not joking when I say it is a 15-person bar. Anymore people and you wouldn’t be able to move. It is almost like a private party! Although it may be small, they do not disappoint when it comes to the food and beverage front. The Den makes low ABV punch bowls, bringing a tiki theme to the establishment. During my visit the featured drink was a Hibiscus Margarita. It even came in a The Den branded cup – so cute! If a punch bowl isn’t your thing, they also have a great selection of craft beer, sake, and wine.
When I first heard about The Den it was the punches and intimate atmosphere that caught my attention, but the late night bar menu really sold me on stopping by. (Fun fact – this menu is served all the way until 3am. Can you say perfect late night spot?!) I, of course, had to try a bit of everything. The food started coming out one by one and it kept getting better and better. First the Brisket Sausage Corndog, then the Smoked Brisket Tater Tots, after that the Double Smash Burger, and finally wrapping up with the. Nashville Chicken & Tot Skewers. That burger was MY JAM. It is two 3oz patties smashed together with cheese, pickles, onion, and a special sauce, yummy. I thoroughly enjoyed my time sipping punch and chowing down scrumptious late night bites.
The Den is located on Mission Street between 18th & 19th. Perfect location to pop in and check out during a night out in the Mission. I know I will definitely be back for a late night snack 😉 That’s all for now, but stay tuned for my next update as I’ve got a lot in store for 2018.