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Father's Day fun: Top ways to celebrate around San Francisco

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By Hoodline - Published on June 11, 2019.

Still scrambling for unique ideas to celebrate before June 16 arrives? When it comes to honoring fathers — of all kinds — take your time and get it right. We can help.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top options for dad-friendly outings around San Francisco, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the city's best. Dad jokes not included.


Got a whisk(e)y lover in the family? Take them to one of the city's best bars for brown spirits, all of which are sure to please the palate.

1. 83 Proof

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Topping the list is 83 Proof. Located at 83 First St. (between Elim and Mission streets) in SoMa, it's the highest-rated whiskey bar in San Francisco, boasting four stars out of 730 reviews on Yelp.

2. Local Edition

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Next up is SoMa's Local Edition, situated at 691 Market St. (between Kearny and Third streets). With four stars out of 1,561 reviews on Yelp, the cocktail and whiskey bar has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Rickhouse

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The Financial District's Rickhouse, located at 246 Kearny St. (between Hardie Place and Sutter Street), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the cocktail and whiskey bar four stars out of 1,569 reviews.


Score belly laughs and more at San Francisco's favorite comedy clubs.

1. Secret Improv Society

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Topping the list is Secret Improv Society. Located at 533 Sutter St., Shelton Theater (between Mason and Powell streets) in Lower Nob Hill, the improv-centric performance space is the highest-rated comedy club in San Francisco, boasting 4.5 stars out of 169 reviews on Yelp.

2. The Setup - Stand Up Comedy

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Next up is the Tenderloin's The Setup, a regular stand-up comedy show based at the Ale Industries Beer Basement at  222 Hyde St. (between Turk and Eddy streets). With 4.5 stars out of 71 reviews on Yelp, the comedy club has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Cheaper Than Therapy

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Cheaper Than Therapy, another regular comedy night held at the Shelton Theater (533 Sutter St., between Mason and Powell streets), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving it five stars out of 354 reviews.


Taking time out for a shave and a haircut doesn't have to be a chore. In fact, bonding at the barbershop might just be the ticket to a memorable Father's Day.

1. Nate's Barbershop

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Topping the list is Nate's Barbershop. Located at 203 Broad St. (between Capitol and Orizaba avenues) in Oceanview, it's the highest-rated barber shop in San Francisco, boasting 4.5 stars out of 165 reviews on Yelp.

2. Public Barber Salon

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Next up is North Beach's Public Barber Salon, situated at 1528 Grant Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 378 reviews on Yelp, the barber shop has proven to be a local favorite.

3. 1512 Barber Shop

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Potrero Hill's 1512 Barber Shop, located at 1532 20th St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving it five stars out of 110 reviews.


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