best of san francisco mag

I'm beyond excited to be able to go to San Francisco Magazine's 2016 The Best of SF Magazine party! This is the 16th year this event has taken place, and it's focused around celebrating award-winning coverage of Bay Area lifestyle. It celebrates the best the bay has to offer with over 2,000 of San Francisco's chicest socialites, restaurant tastings, open bars from the best bars and wineries in town, live music (4 DJs this year!), auctions, giveaways, and more. I can't wait to attend!

I've teamed up with San Francisco Magazine (@sfmagazine) this year for the #bestofsfmag event. I'm giving away 2 tickets to the 2016 Best of San Francisco Magazine party. Check out my Instagram (@meganfunky) for the giveaway Monday 5/23 - Thursday 5/26! The Instagram post will be updated on Friday, 5/27 with the winner (and the winner will be contacted directly as well).

But don't worry if you don't win, The Urbanite Insight readers can still get hooked up - use code URBANITEINSIGHT when you buy tickets for 15% off all tix!

There are awards for the following categories: EAT, SHOP, PLAY, HELP, NORTH, and SOUTH:

  • The EAT category ranges from outside dining to grab-and-go to best cocktails to indulgences. Last year, some of the winners included Farm:Table, Anchor Oyster Bar, Emmy's Spaghetti Shack, Rich Table, Samovar, Prather Ranch Meat Co, Una Pizza Napoletana, and many more!

  • The SHOP category contains winners from accessories to denim to women's tees, home decor, hardware, outdoor gear, etc.!

  • The PLAY category contains awards from outdoor patio bars to bowling to comedy to happy hour, etc.

  • The HELP category ranges from beauty (mani and pedi spots, salons) to massages to spray tans to weddings (venues, bridal boutiques, photography, bands), etc.

  • The NORTH category awards the best sports in North San Francisco and SOUTH awards the best of South San Francisco.

As you can see, there's going to be tons of vendors and if you're like me and love to constantly explore the city, this party is the BEST way to find out about a ton of hidden gems around San Francisco. Here's the complete list of last year's category winners if you want to use it as a bucket list guide of places to try!

Read the full event details here on SF Magazine's website. Here are some FAQs about how the awards to local restaurants, bars and wineries are chosen. Don't forget to get your tickets here and use code URBANITEINSIGHT for 15% off all tickets!

Let me know if you'll be at the event - hope to see you there!