Located next to Slim's Nightclub in SOMA, Bar Agricole, 355 11th Street, San Francisco is the hot new place - both from the design and food aspects. Haven't been there yet, but it looks pretty interesting. In its previous incarnation it was a plumbing supply warehouse, very down to earth and gritty.
Now it's polished up quite a bit. I like the simple details like the stones here separating the fence and sidewalk.
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