Before you check in for your
restaurant reservation in North Beach, stop by The Bubble Lounge
for a flute of champagne to start the evening off right. Settle into one
of the plush oversize chairs and let the bubbles go to your head while you
whisper in your darling's ear. Who knows? You might decide to skip the
reservation and head home early!
You won't be able to whisper at the Matrix on Fillmore, but then
your eyes will be too occupied to talk much anyway as you stand in line
with the other hip young things. Dark plum-colored couches rim the edges
of this vampy space, and cocktail tables in the shapes of the letters S E
X are scattered throughout. For an extra bonus, ask to be seated in one of
the small red-curtained booths, where you can snuggle without an audience.
What could be more erotic than a paint-splashed canvas? To catch up on
your art-gazing, head to SFMOMA, where a blend of show-stopping
modern art is displayed in an equally gorgeous building. In between
floors, take a break at the cafe for a foamy latte, or head to the gift
shop, where you can find everything from chunky coffee table books to
artisan-crafted jewelry. Hot spot, indeed.
The Bubble Lounge
o 495 Geary Street
Matrix at Fillmore
o 3138 Fillmore Street
o 151 3rd Street