I'm hoping to go to SF at the start of February on my own. I'm a female in my late twenties. I have read up on lots of good tips for tours to do on your own (thinking maybe an UrbanTrek and one or two of the SF walking tours) for the daytime. Hopefully will get to meet a few people on those. I have stayed in hostels on other holidays but decided to treat myself to own hotel room on this trip - thinking it might not be as easy to make friends in this setting though.
I will be there on a Friday and Saturday night and was wondering if anyone had any tips on:
1. where I could eat on my own and maybe meet some people? I have had a search on the forum but it is bringing up quite old posts and I'm not sure if the places mentioned still are going/still to a good standard. I'm not hugely fussy about type of food so any suggestions welcome :)
2. I would love to go out for a few drinks but a bit nervous about looking a complete lemon on my own! I like cocktail bars just the same as I enjoy a beer in a pub over here so again not fussed particularly the exact time of establishment, just nowhere too fussy or dressy, and that has a good environment to arrive on your own and feel comfortable. If it's music based I love anything from blues to trance to chart stuff so again not an issue.
I will be staying on Union Square so places that are within walking distance (and safe at night time) would of course be great, but happy to get a cab or public transport otherwise.
Thank you so much for any recommendations you may have!