Best Corner - 2002
San Francisco has plenty of fine corners -- Capp's Corner, an old-school Italian place in North Beach; 26's Corner, a new-school sushi house in the Richmond; Cotter's Corner, a neighborhood bar in the Excelsior -- but our favorite corner would have to be Red's. Located in the buffer zone between Union Square and the Tenderloin, Red's is one of those bars we seem to end up at once every few years. The great thing about the place is that you meet all types here: hotel workers, foreigners, bona fide freaks, whore-mongers, tourists sent to Red's by hotel doormen, even regular San Franciscans. If Elvis himself were to come strolling through the door, it wouldn't surprise us a bit. Is Red's the center of the universe? Perhaps not, but if you drink enough, it will begin to feel that way.