Best Marina Outpost in the Mission - 2002
Blondie's Bar & No Grill
Of all San Francisco's neighborhoods, the Mission boasts the scene that's hardest to define. Bars up and down the vibrant Valencia strip on a Saturday night boast mellow vibes, dim lighting, and diverse clienteles. And then there's Blondie's, which has somehow evolved into a portal to Chestnut Street, where everyone is blond and guzzling one of way-too-many precious martini varieties. If you happen to wander in, there's no point in wondering where all these Marina types came from. Just enjoy the people-watching and the really, really large drinks.