Summa summa timeeee!
Let’s talk about all the great rooftop bars we have access to in SF!
I’m kidding. We all know there is maybe, like, TWO rooftop bars in the whole city of San Francisco.
Lucky for us though, at least one of them is effing amazing… and that is El Techo de Lolinda in the Mission.
Because the views are steller. Because the food is pretty darn good for “bar food”(<– major brownie points). And because the ambiance is upbeat and fun. It’s an awesome place to turnnn up for brunch or later for those wanting to start their night off right.
Their happy hour menu is Monday-Friday (4pm-6pm) featuring $5 appetizers, $4 beers, $7 margaritas, and more. Their regular menu features many items and shareable plates- most for under $10. Try the ceviche, guac or quesadilla. But what’s REALLY impressive… are these damn chicharrones.
The chicharrones de carne IS A MUST! Sorry, but this photo doesn’t do it any justice. You just gotta trust me on this one-!! You get roasted and fried chunks of pork shoulder with house made tortillas, lime and salsa. It’s braised, then flash fried and served with deep fried pasta for a nice little crunch.
You can get it
to share by the half pound ($15), 1 pound ($22) or 1.5 pound ($32).
Their skewers are pretty bomb, but can get kinda pricey. They start at $7.
For just a snack, you can never go wrong with guacamole & chips. Grab one of the seats by the ledge and you’ll have a great view of SF.
So if you’re looking for a fun time, bomb food and awesome views- go to El Techo de Lolinda and let the elevator whisk you all the way up to the top floor.
Tip: the lines can get super long, so if the host/hostess asks you if you’re there for drinks or dinner- tell them you’ll take whichever is faster. You can also grab a seat in the cocktail/apps area!