Top 15 hotspots for solo travellers in San Francisco

San Francisco is a positive, artsy, and bustling mini-metropolis that’s perfect for solo travellers. From delicious food to creative entertainment there are plenty of places to meet new and interesting people.

To help you explore the Bay and all it offers we have created the ultimate Singles guide to San Francisco.

Asia SF

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If you are looking for an unforgettable experience, check out Asia SF for a live cabaret performance by female impersonators who will make your head turn… in a good way.


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Hello, happy hour! Stop in from 4-7 PM every day to enjoy a great selection of beers and wine where locals come to mingle.

Honey Honey Café

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A solo breakfast in San Francisco is extremely underrated. Check out the selection at the sunny breakfast stop, Honey Honey Café, and make sure you try the crab crepes!


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If you are up for trying out creative cocktails like cumin-infused vodka with passion fruit, this bar is the place to be.

The Fillmore

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This music venue offers affordable concerts in a dance hall environment that’s ideal for meeting hipster music fans.

West Coast Wine and Cheese

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You thought wine and cheese were just a date night thing? Once you taste this wine bar’s Whipped Burrata you will quickly change your mind.

AT&T Park

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Whether or not you’re a Giants fan doesn’t really matter. Spending an afternoon day drinking and eating garlic fries at this famous ballpark is a must.

Evil Eye

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If you love vintage bars where you can play pool and meet down to earth people, definitely check out this local hang out.

Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve

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Hike Round Top Loop Trail (elevation: 1763 feet), which is dusted with lava and volcanic debris left over from a 10-million-year-old volcano, to get a scenic view you don’t want to miss.

SF Eagle

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If you are looking for a truly local scene with great live music, the SF Eagle is an institution! Stop by early to get a spot on their outdoor patio.

Valentine’s Day Pillow Massacre

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If you happen to find yourself single on Valentine’s Day in San Francisco, join the hundreds of others against the holiday in the city’s massive annual pillow fight.


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After all that partying, you are going to need a good brunch. Check out Birba on a Sunday morning and don’t forget to try their Duck Confit Salad.

Academy of Science Nightlife

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Talk about a night at the museum! Spend the evening listening to talented DJs and sipping cocktails in the museum’s exhibits after hours.

Crafty Fox

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Something you will find no shortage of in San Francisco is upscale pub food. Crafty Fox has a cosy beer garden perfect for making new friends or enjoying a meal on your own.

The Japanese Tea Garden

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Sometimes you just need a moment of zen. Sip on a cup of green tea while enjoying the quiet in a Cherry Blossom-filled paradise.

Holy Water

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If you’re looking for a great after hours bar that isn’t too crazy but still has a great tequila selection, this is it. Holy Water has a great interior and bartenders who know their stuff.

Cable Car Tour

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Who doesn’t feel a little like Mr Rogers in San Francisco? Enjoy exploring the city on one of the city’s legendary cable cars.

SF Oasis

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Whether you are looking to lounge day or night, this rooftop bar has an amazing ambience and even better cocktails. Oh… and a gay cabaret.

Off the Grid

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Calling all food truck lovers! Meet interesting people and eat incredible food at Off the Grid, where the city’s best food trucks gather in one spot so you can feast.

The Social Study

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Looking to just get a little work done in an extremely cool environment? The Social Study’s music and ambience will make you want to stay all day.

San Francisco is a scenic, busy, and diverse destination with a great balance between urban and nature. With so much to do and the open mindedness of its residents, it is a highly recommended destination for solo travellers. Have you been to San Francisco? Tell us about your favourite hotspots to hang out and we shall cover it here!