Fat Angel exemplifies the ideal neighborhood beer-and-wine bar. Since opening in 2010, its staff has been pouring rare draft beers and wines paired with quality food under the gaze of a dripping chandelier and a mounted deer head. Sitting near the massive open windows on lovely days, this is an ideal perch for watching Lower Fillmore pass by.
THE DRINK TO DRINK: On the beer side, it’s all about changing gems and rarities on the draft chalkboard. For wine, there are thoughtful, small California producers and wines from France, Italy and Washington.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: The food is noteworthy: the popular chicken pot pie; maple bacon butter served with warm Firebrand levain bread; or a massive baby kale salad tossed with bacon, marcona almonds, Parmigiano Reggiano and bread crumbs.