Always keep one eye on Daisy de Santiago.
Hint: She's not a girl, she's a yellow chartreuse, Denizen rum, lime, and soda-infused drink you'll find midway down the cocktail menu.
As you might guess, she is very refreshing. And so is the view.
Welcome to El Techo de Lolinda, where summer cocktails named for gorgeous girls are served al fresco, now open atop the famed Argentinean steakhouse in the heart of the Mission.
There’s food, too. Lime and sour creamy grilled eloté and crispy-skinned chorizo line up perfectly with a Mexican Firing Squad — a deceptively intoxicating mix of Calle 23 Reposado Tequila, fresh lime, grenadine, and angostura bitters.
You’ll be in the perfect mood to drink in the 360 degrees of awesome, from graffiti-etched rooftops to stunning views of the Financial District and beyond.
Summer and the San Francisco sky? Ms. Santiago awaits your arrival.
Photo by Wes Rowe
Price: 3 (out of 4)
Noise: 2 (out of 4)
Parking: Metered street or the garage around the corner on 21st.
Best Bets: Daisy de Santiago; Mexican Firing Squad; ceviche de camaron; elote; chorizo
Nearby: Foreign Cinema; Limon Rotisserie; Lolo; Dosa