Want to have a really top notch afternoon? Well, here's what you do.
First, on the weekday of your choice, take the day off work. Then order up a juicy slice of sunshine. At about noon take a run through all that sunshine; just make sure you successfully dodge all the tourists swarming in Fisherman's Wharf. Then at about 2:30 meet Tom, Valerie and Valerie's friends Peter and Mark at Zeitgeist. Once properly settled on the beer patio, enjoy Chimay and delightful conversation while much of the rest of the world remains stuck in office cubicles. Topics that can be discussed: how Valerie knew the leader of your current band more than a decade ago when he was sporting a different first name; your upcoming 4th of July plans; why the "new" movie Hairspray is destined to suck because the original was brilliant; which bars in the City are open at 6 a.m. and who frequents them at that hour; why the other people in the beer garden aren't at work either.
I did this on Friday, and it was an excellent time. Gotta love the power of a random day off. Thank goodness (and my employer) for comp days.
You can, if you choose, continue your life of leisure in the evening by going out with another friend. This time, give Tosca and Specs a try. After a couple of afternoon Chimays, however, I'd recommend sticking with sparkling water for the night. That's what I did, anyway, and I imagine it made for a much more pleasant morning after....