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Lauren Farris currently works as a Stylist, and for a private label apparel company as a Sales Manager/Mass Merchandiser. She writes on the side to express her creativity, frustrations, and share funny little life stories. She currently writes fashion articles for eHow.com and has a blog about her oh-so-fun life. She was born and raised in Arkansas where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and accounting, only to find her true passion was fashion. She moved to the bay area to attend FIDM for design and merchandising. She enjoys traveling any chance she gets, whether it is a quick camping trip, wine tasting in Napa, hitting the slopes in Tahoe, or trips to see one of her many siblings in various places around the world. She has traveled to over 20 countries and plans on many more. For fun she loves to eat at new restaurants, experiment with her own cooking, host fabulous dinner parties (she could put Martha to shame), treat herself to spas, and feed her shopping addiction. She is a member of a book club, Museo Italian (for language classes), and attempting to not be kicked out of her knitting circle (one of her down falls). Lauren moved to San Francisco about 2 years ago and continues to find new and exciting things to do every weekend.

Fly Bar And Restaurant In San Francisco’s Western Addition

Photo Credit: Yelp

When choosing a bar or restaurant in San Francisco, it’s important to find a place where you feel comfortable whether you just came from work, called in sick that day to get your “to do” list done for the week or if you stumble upon something while riding your bike up and down the hills of the city. Last week, my friends and I met up at Fly Bar and Restaurant in Western Addition. A friend lives fairly close and we always pass it on our way to Madrone, so this week we thought “why not?”

Pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t full around 4:00 p.m. on a Friday, we got a booth in the back. This place is super cool and grounded for a hipster area. There is a pool table in the back, booths that allow larger groups and cute little tables for a more intimate setting. The writings on the walls and décor are good conversation starters. You can enjoy the over-all ambiance; chill music and people watching from the front windows. Come to find out the art collections are constantly changing from one local artist to the next which being an avid art collector, I enjoy seeing the different mediums and styles. And supporting art is so important so this place already has 3 stars in my book- bring on the food and drinks.

They serve gourmet pizzas, yummy snacks and delicious sangria. Pizzas are only $6 at happy hour and I suggest you try the Carmel Blue (white garlic sauce with caramelized onions, gorgonzola and mozzarella cheese); the shroom pie isn’t bad either. My friends enjoyed several of their sandwiches and I heard more than a few YUM sounds coming from that end of the table. On this hot day, their sangria really hit the spot; they only serve beer and wine so one down fall is no full bar. More interesting facts about this new find is that they have happy hour is every day 3:30-6:30 who can beat that? They also have a second location on Sutter and Larkin, so if you need a pizza fix and find yourself over in that hood, go check it out. Overall, I give Fly Bar and Restaurant four stars for a cool and clean atmosphere, yummy food and drinks, and a local supporter!

Photo Credit: www.flybarandrestaurant.com

WHERE:
Fly Bar and Restaurant
762 Divisadero Street on the corner of Divisadero and Fulton
San Francisco, CA 94117
Ph. 415-931-4359

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Everyday from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. except for Monday lunch (reopens at 5:00 p.m.)
Happy hour everyday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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