posted in 48 Hours in San Francisco
The moment you start your experience at Charmaine's you already feel quite special. You have to enter through the side entrance, usually some form of a line if you don' get their at the right time, escorted by security to the roof where the elevators open up to a beautiful establishment. Great decor, very open with all windows, great bar, and as you walk out the glass doors you see the black and white stripped couches around cozy fire pits all surrounded by the stunning downtown San Fran city views from above. Because this was a last minute addition to our trip we did not have a reservation but lucky for us we explained to one of the servers we would only be staying for one drink so she went ahead and brought us to a fire pit table that would be free for the next hour or so. Our Server Bri was an absolute sweetheart and gave us great drink recipes based on what we expressed we liked. I chose a Salem Saberhagen and a Songs from the Brill Building, both were exquisite and full of flavor. The atmosphere at Charmaine' is truly welcoming and as I said it gives you quite the high class exclusive feeling which can be exciting for a change! If you take any of my recommendations while in San Fran, and the weather is nice, take this one and go to Charmaine's!!