the great outdoors

Where to Dine Al Fresco During Our Annual Heatwave

The newly reopened Mission Rock Resort.Photo: Virginia Miller/The Perfect Spot

Every year about this time, San Franciscans sheds their layers and crave a little Californian lounging and imbibing in the out-of-doors. But because restaurants have to do a lot to keep those patios habitable during the other eleven and a half months of the year, the inner Bay Area doesn't boast a bevy of outdoor dining and drinking options. Here we bring you some of our favorites, including a couple of newcomers, so that you can plan the next couple of nights accordingly. In our experience, heat like this never sticks around long.

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