While rooftop access at a friend's apartment may be easy to come by, we're pretty sure your friend isn't serving Palomas and frozen piña coladas under heat lamps. That's where El Techo comes in. It's the perfect place to transport yourself from the foggy S.F. streets to a warm oasis where cocktails and chicharrones arrive at your table as you feast on aerial views of the Mission. White Christmas lights strung among the perimeter give the feeling that every night's a party. And there's a reason to celebrate: You don't even have to climb a hill for this view, as it's just an elevator ride away from Mission Street.