San Francisco is such a great city to visit, there is always something to do, delicious food to be eaten, and boozy drinks to be drank. During this visit, we stayed at The Fairmont, which is so classy and beautiful. I do have a confession though (no judgement). There is a chance that I kind of started a fight in the hotel restaurant (this is not a test, deploy all emergency procedures).
In the shortened version, a woman got pretty sassy with my husband when he asked to borrow a chair from her table (how dare he, I know). Although my husband is 6’5″, muscly, and can 200% handle himself, my inner strong southern woman came out (which she happens to be about 7’0″, muscly, and pretty sassy herself). Well, turns out, sassy + sassy = old people bar fight (not physical, but definitely acting a mess). I can’t say it was one of my finest moments but I will say the high end hookers (that isn’t judgement, they actually were high end hookers) at the table near by got a really good show (you’re welcome). I kept it as classy as I could (as classy as getting into a fight in a nice hotel is), while she called me names and yelled, I just calmly, passive aggressively spoke my mind. Apparently, you can leave the south, but the south never leaves you..now I know.
Although I don’t recommend getting into a bar fight while visiting, I do suggest heading over to the Ferry Building to shop, eat, and drink your way through the little boutique shops. There is also Gott’s Roadside in the marketplace, which is an awesome burger joint known for their long lines, delicious burgers, and shakes at their original St. Helena location. They serve really yummy wine too, so grab a glass (or bottle) for lunch.
Something else I recommend is (beefing up for bar fights..jk!) checking out The Buena Vista. This is the location of the very first irish coffee and I can promise you, it’s amazing! I don’t even really like coffee that much, but like this, I’m in. It’s freshly brewed coffee, a shot of irish whiskey, a couple sugar cubes, topped with fresh whipped cream. I ordered one somewhere else because this was so delicious I couldn’t get enough and it wasn’t the same! This place is magical, so its a must drink.
We loved our trip, it’s definitely one for the books. We are definitely hoping to head back out there soon, but probably sans bar fight in the plans.